2009 Cadillac CTS-V Caught in the Wild

A mere two weeks after the General revealed the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V at the Detroit Auto Show, it's now been spotted for the first time in the wild at a CTS owners meet-up. Talk about drumming up some enthusiast support grass-roots style, right? The folks at Desert-Motors.com have the scoop with some shots of the Michigan manny-plated tester getting taken for a drive by a GM employee and showing off that big hump of a hood. That hump, as you'll remember from earlier this month, conceals that giant 6.2-liter supercharged V8 producing 550 horsepower and an equal amount of lb.-ft. of torque. We're waiting for our test unit to show up here at the Jalopnik Detroit HQ in the land of the ice and snow, where the midnight sun sets and hot springs flow just so we can see how the performance traction management works on the icy pavement out front. For now we'll just have to dream — and continue to ogle the shots below. (Hat tip to Patrick Ernzen and many thanks to the folks at Desert-Motors.com!)

[via Desert-Motors]