Does The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Have 640 Horsepower?

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The new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is on its way, but we still don't know how much power it makes. That's not to say we haven't heard a very plausible rumor.


Spy photog Chris Doane just posted a photo of a CTS-V mule on Facebook. This is nothing new. We've seen CTS-V mules before. What's new is that Doane captioned the image with an interesting disclaimer.

"2016 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2l S/C V8 @ 640 HP!"

640 horsepower. That is a lot of horsepower.

It's not, however, unexpected. Cadillac does have a 6.2 liter sueprcharged V8 at its disposal, the LT4 that's in the brand-new Corvette Z06.

The Corvette makes 650 hp. That the Cadillac would get 640 (presumably with a different exhaust and who knows what else) is completely reasonable.

We'll have to wait until early next month at the Detroit Auto Show to know for sure.


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I heard tell an unsubstantiated rumor that some overweight Dodge has more? Something like 708 or something? It's called the Catpiss? Can anyone verify this for me?