2016 Cadillac CTS-V Smashed Up During Nürburgring Testing

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V packs a punch and it just took one on the race track. 

The American automaker has been spied testing its latest high-performance sedan at the Nürburgring, but the CTS-V isn’t looking as stunning as it should. Though it’s unclear exactly what happened, it appears that the CTS-V hit the wall and had its left side crumpled, damaging everything from the headlight to the tail light. That didn’t stop Cadillac from resuming its lap around the ‘Ring as spy photographers reported that it managed to go around the track again.

It’s no secret that Cadillac has plans to set records at the Nürburgring with its new V-Series car, so its no surprise to see the brand’s drivers really pushing the CTS-V to its limit.

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Even more surprising, there are no signs that the air bags deployed in the accident, so maybe it just looks worse than it really is. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will go on sale in the U.S. this summer.

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