12 Jan
The most powerful production V8 sedan in the world loses 2 doors


In this day and age where Green is the new Black for all things automotive, I would normally discourage launching a new car with scenes of apocalyptic environmental chaos. But this is after all the new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, one of the most exciting cars pumping American blood (and one of the most anticipated launches at this year’s NAIAS in Detroit), so I’m gonna give it a pass this time. We had the Sedan version of the CTS-V last year for the Gumball Rally, and it was the most bad ass 4-door of 2009 — and yes, we’ve driven the BMW M5 and Benz E63 AMG. While there are many things that make the M5 or the E63 a better car, there was just something about the CTS-V Sedan that made it inimitable — perhaps it was its 556-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8? Maybe. It is, after all, the most powerful V8 production sedan in the world, with enough juice to leave 50 foot rubber streaks at yield signs.

While not that many changes were made between the Sedan and the Coupe — it lost 2 doors and was shortened by 2 inches — it’s still nice to see GM throwing down some heat. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one…

Pssssst…word on the street is there’s also a CTS-V Sport Wagon coming soon (perhaps at a later car show?), which would make all the wagonophiles in the US finally be able to throw a fist in the air. After all, why does Europe get all the bad-as-hell wagons (hello, Audi RS6 Avant), whilst Americans can only look across the pond with moist eyes of envy? Hopefully Caddy will come along and save us from our Yankee wagon-less fates…

4 Responses to “Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Launch in Detroit”

  1. Robert says:

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  3. […] this one — has been one of our favorite American cars for years. Specifically, the fire-breathing Cadillac CTS-V Coupe (read our tales of the CTS-V on the Gumball Rally from a couple years back). But so far, with […]

  4. […] powerful V8 sedan in the world when it debuted. But for us, the CTS-V was never better than in Coupe form — that blocky, future-forward design that frankly seemed way too abstract (and stunning) for GM […]

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