2016 Cadillac CTS-V Packs 640 HP Into COBO


On display for the first time ever, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V appears to be worth the wait.

Under the hood of the new CTS-V is a monstrous 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 640 HP and 630 lb-ft. of torque. Paired to an eight-speed automatic, this powertrain configuration may sound somewhat familiar and that’s because it’s not too far off what’s available in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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Despite the CTS-V weighing 4,145 lbs., it can sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds. Even more impressive, the Cadillac is reported to top out 200 MPH.

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The CTS-V’s handling should match its straight line performance thanks to a host of upgrades. Various bracing has been added to the chassis for a 25 percent improvement in stiffness. The standard magnetic selective ride control works with an electronic limited slip differential to ensure the CTS-V dispatches corners as quickly as possible. As a final touch, the hot rod Caddy wears grippy Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

Aero bits have been added to the CTS-V all around to reduce lift and add cooling. A carbon fiber hood is part of the standard equipment list while carbon fiber vents, a front splitter, a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser are available as an extra package.

Inside the CTS-V gets some sporty upgrades like optional Recaro seats GM’s Performance Data Recorder. As well, there is a unique version of the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster display, with special V-Series graphics. The CTS-V should hit showroom floors later this summer.

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