Canadians are always sooo polite, its pretty surprising to find something as mean and nasty as today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Caddy for sale up in the land of gentility and Poutine. Still, here it is. Let’s see if its price has you saying let’s go, ehh.
Do you remember how Spinal Tap’s amps all went to 11? That’s more than 10, idinit? While a lot of people may like going over the max, yesterday’s 1987 Nissan Maxima proved wholly and satisfactorily sufficient. Not only that, but with its solid 78% Nice Price win, you wouldn’t have to max out your bank account to buy it either.
Of course for some the max will never be enough, and for those folks today we have this 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, a car that, metaphorically, goes to 11 and then breaks the knob off and hurls it into a tornado full of rabid lions.
This car is Canadian and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the huge fire that’s raging up in Alberta right now was in fact started by this car burning rubber.
It would do that too as under its pointy hood there lies a 556-bhp supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8 derived from the Corvette’s LS9. Backing that up is a Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual and an LSD rear end because EFF YEAH!
This generation of CTS rides on GM’s Sigma II Electric Boogaloo platform and that means a multi-link rear suspension and MangeRide dampers all around. Here with the V you get massive Brembro brakes too.
All that means a wagon that not only can haul your stuff, but will also haul ass while hauling it. Who wouldn’t want that?
It comes here in Glacier blue metallic paint and a titanium (fancy for off-white) leather interior. A highlight of that interior is a pair of true Recaro seats for you and a lucky companion riding shotgun. Those in the back just get to look at the Recaros and feel green with envy while sliding around their split bench. Always wear your seatbelts, people. There’s also a wood package here, as after all who doesn’t like getting a little wood every now and again?
That off-white and woody interior looks to be in excellent shape, as one would expect of a three-year old car with fewer than 30,000 miles on the clock. The exterior is likewise clean as a bean, and you get two sets of wheels—black with winter meats, and silver with their summer wraps—to accentuate the positive.
I’ve driven one of these monsters on the track—the road course at Ontario to be precise—and I can say from that experience that these cars can be a handful when your talent runs out. That being said, in the hands of a capable driver who respects it, the CTS-V can be a useful tool for asserting your dominance over almost everything else.
This being a Canadian car it’s priced in those wonderfully colorful Canuck Bucks, 61,900 of them to be exact. That translates to about $47,700 U.S. or around 42,000€ for you European Unioners.
What’s your take on this bold and brash freight train of a wagon and that $61,900 price? Does that have you shouting Oh Canada!? Or, is that a price that goes to eleven, but you think could go to hell?
H/T to coriolis for the hookup!
Help me out with NPOCP. Click here to send a me a fixed-price tip, and remember to include your Kinja handle.