If you are a car lover you might have already heard about the new Cadillac CTS-V model which totally stands out from the crowd. It’s a four-door sedan that comes along with a great deal of power under its hood, making you ride so smoothly you’d think only God himself rides with so much style.
The new Cadillac comes on the market with an impressive 6.2L turbocharged V8 that outputs 640 horsepower and a 630 lb-ft torque. The transmission is automatic: a Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed that replaces the six speed model on previous cars. According to Cadillac, this baby is at least as good as rival models on the market, but the new implementations make it top notch.
The car drops some weight as well. The replacement of the six-speed model practically made the car 12.5kg lighter. The producer also didn’t want to add an extra 200 pounds to the car, so all the 640 horsepower is sent towards the rear wheels. And it was an inspired decision: if the power hadn’t been sent only to the rear wheels the car would have lost an almost perfect balance.
To wrap up the entire weight issue, Cadillac added one more tiny feature: it has the same cooling circuit as the transmission. This provides that “weight edge” over its competitors.
The car uses custom-designed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires for greater adherence and the onboard electronics assist parking to make it a lot smoother. The quad active exhaust practically translates into a “get out of the way” heard from a few miles away and in case you want to get rid of the rumble, you just switch to touring mode.
Wondering what can slow you down? It’s the Brembo brakes with 390mm discs on the front and 365mm on the rear (6-piston calipers on the front, 4-piston on the rear). If you’re not afraid to put the medal to the metal, you can rest assured that the car has the means to stop you. You might need it after you decide to go from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.
You might be wondering how much this beauty costs by now: the model starts at $83,995. Adding a carbon fiber package means you start from $90 grand. But this model is definitely cheaper than the BMW M5 (starting at $93,600) and the Mercedes E63 S AMG (starting at $101,700).
So what are you waiting for? This car is practically begging to be bought right now!
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