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 |  Aug 28 2013, 10:19 AM

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Cadillac released lap times it recorded in the 2014 CTS Vsport at the Nurburgring, beating the original V8-powered CTS-V.

With 420 hp pumping from its 3.6-liter tin turbo v6, the new version of Cadillac’s luxury sedan recorded an 8:14.10 lap around the “Green Hell.” That’s almost six seconds faster than the first-generation CTS-V did a decade ago. That time also makes it quicker around the course than a BMW 1M Coupe.

Cadillac built an ad campaign out of testing its smaller ATS sport sedan, which targets BMW 3 Series buyers, on the Nurburgring. Now the company seems to be gearing up for a similar performance-oriented marketing strategy with the newly enlarged CTS.

“The Nürburgring’s extreme conditions allow us to push cars to the limits of stability, steering, braking, ride and handling,” said Dave Leone, CTS executive chief engineer, Performance Luxury Vehicles. “The new CTS models had a lot to live up to considering the nameplate’s history of outstanding performance, and we were not disappointed.”

Despite being bigger, the new car is actually 200 lbs lighter than its predecessor. Customers will be able to choose between a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder base model, a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated six, and the new twin turbo V6.

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  • Honest Abe

    Hopefully the V is a LOT faster. Didn’t the current CTS-V run it in under 8 minutes?

  • TanMan

    V6 is for girls. Take the new S5, for example. Total chick-mobile. I hope Cadillac keeps the V8 in the mix…

  • Honest Abe

    S5 a chick-mobile? Maybe a sleeping-with-chicks-mobile.

  • Honest George

    Your stupid if you think an engine is gender specific.
    People sound stupid enough when they think a certain car model is gender specific.
    But, I guess someone who prefers a gas guzzling American made V8 over high quality well built German Sports Sedans with Turbo V6 engines is just a few IQ points short of retarded.

    I agree with Abe, you drive an S5 or any S car for that matter, you will be getting laid. V6, V8, hell the girls you will want to be banging aren’t going to be able to tell the difference even when the hood is open.

  • Honest Abe

    The question is… should you bang them on the hood or the bumper?

  • whateverdude

    Can’t even keep up with a Subaru WRX.

  • Honest George

    It’s not a question sir. It’s simply an answer: you bang them on the hood, then the bumper. But never on you stitched racing S seats. Unless she plans to clean up after.

    Four Score and Fifty Condoms Later

  • Honest Abe

    Yes, but is the WRX a mid-size luxury sedan? Or is it a glorified econobox with crappy interior and ride quality? Hmmm

  • charlypittsburgh

    I GUESS Formula 1 drivers are all girls as 2014 is all V6….