Handful to Handle
Yes the CTS-V has more power than many other supercars, but it also can handle pretty well, on the track. Make no mistake, the CTS-V features a pretty sophisticated magnetic ride control suspension, which makes the ride soft, or stiff at the drivers whim.
While the suspension is good, it can’t make up for the overall mass of the CTS-V. At more than 4,000 lbs, the CTS-V has a lot of juggling to do with the cars massive weight and tons of power. It’s not very inspiring on city streets, but the CTS-V can hustle on the highway.
While all that power can easily get away from you in an urban environment, there’s no doubt that the Cadillac can handle a track. Many of the same suspension and power-train bits are at work in the (still 4,000lb) Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which we competed to a second overall finish in a SCCA time-attack series, proving that GM knows how to make a street-legal racecar.