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 |  Apr 06 2009, 4:50 PM

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Looking for a real piece of American automotive history? Sure, you could saunter down to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Fla. this weekend and bid on a classic Corvette that speaks to all that General Motors once was, or… you could bid on a vehicle that was made just last year and is one of the greatest products to ever roll off a GM assembly line.

Yup, a Cadillac CTS-V.

Wait… not “a” CTS-V, but “the” CTS-V; the very car that John Heinricy piloted around the Nürburgring to a record-setting 7:59 lap time. With a 556hp supercharged 6.2-liter V8, this all-American sedan trounced its German competitors (the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63) in their native land.

Oh, and like any great American car, it knows how to hustle in a straight line with a 3.9 second 0-60 mph time.

See our review of the CTS-V here:

2009 Cadillac CTS-V First Drive

GALLERY: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

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[Source: Barrett-Jackson]

  • louis nemeth

    i have the 09 cts with the 3.6 sfi and have no problem getting up to 155 mph she moves out faster then i can handle it at 70 years old but i lol trying…thanks GM

  • D

    I met the owner of this car…it was sold by Miller Brother’s Cadillac in Elicott City MD, the current owner now lives in Howard County MD…had all of the documentation on the car. I have an platinum 04 C|TS-V and was parked next to his at the Shell Station off of Rt 32 and he shared the documentation…which was pretty awesome. Glad to see this went to a true connoisseur.