2016 Cadillac CTS-V: This Is It

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Dear lord, the want is strong. And the power this 2016 Cadillac CTS-V makes is fairly massive.

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Much as the last CTS-V was a big Cadillac with a supercharged Corvette motor, the new one is an even bigger Cadillac with an even more powerful supercharged Corvette motor. If it ain't broke...

GM claims 640 horsepower for the CTS-V, a slightly downrated version of the 6.2 liter LT4 you get in the new Z06. Torque is 630 lb-ft.

GM also claims 200 miles per hour as the top speed, though we haven't seen that verified. The same could be said of GM's claimed 3.7 second 0-60 time.

Magnetic ride is standard, as is an eight-speed torque converter automatic.

Worryingly, GM did not seem to make any commitments about a manual transmission. Or a coupe. Or —deep breaths here— a wagon.


When Cadillac reveals this car at the Detroit Auto Show, I'll be sure to ask serious questions about the car's design and not just cry and pee myself and tear apart my shirt until they tell me what's really happening with the wagon.


Raphael Orlove

for more info, check out the original press release right here so I don't have to re-write it for you!

see the joys of GM's internal slushbox naming code!

find out what they did to the strut towers!

find out how much compliance is in this car's front strut suspension's ball joints!


for the rest of us, please feel free to join me in crying about how cliche it feels to want nothing more than a manual wagon version.