5 Facts About the Cadillac CTS-V You Should Know About

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V has been hailed as the American car that can rival European competition. The CTS-V model has had two iterations before and all have been given good reviews by enthusiasts. However, it is this model that will iron out the rough edges of its predecessors and lift the Cadillac brand and GM as well.

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Expected to arrive in the middle of 2015, there’s much to speculate about what the this version of the CTS-V can do. Here are some of the facts that we know about it that you should as well:

  1. The basics. The 2016 version of the CTS-V is capable of 200 mph and has 640 supercharged horsepower.

  1. The design is unique to the CTS-V. Save for the headlights, every design aspect of this model are all specific pieces. Plus, they are not put on the vehicle for show – they are functional too and this means everything from the vented carbon-fiber hood, widened fenders with extractor vents and the grille treatment.2016-cadillac-cts-v-sedan

  2. The internal parts scream 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 engine capable of 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque is all taken from the Vette. The electronically controlled limited slip differential and the 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission are also borrowed from the Corvette Z06.

  1. The engine sounds you hear are real. Unlike the BMW M5 which plays recorded soundtrack through the audio speakers, this version of the Cadillac has electronically boosted sounds relayed from an underhood microphone.

  1. The Cadillac CTS-V uses electric power assist for steering. Previous CTS use this technology as well, but for this version, a quicker ratio was used. So, there’s lots of expectations for this one as previous iterations already demonstrated a lively and accurate steering rack.

These specifications make for one heck of a vehicle, doesn’t it?

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