Cadillac CTS-V

I always thought Cadillac was the boring luxury car of the United States. There was never much appeal for me to take interest in them. The Northstar was a great performing engine but incredibly hard to work on. Then the front wheel drive platform that Cadillac used since the ’80s never ever under any circumstances added to the performance aspect of the car. But Cadillac did one thing well and that was the job of keeping people comfortable, particularly Grandma and Grandpa.

But that has all changed. The new Cadillac CTS-V is no longer the Grandma’s car for cruisin’ but a missile for mischief. In the past, the CTS-V was invariably short of it’s competition; always out-handled, out-braked and most of the time the engine was out-performed by cars of similar cost. The new 6.2L supercharged engine produces a massive 556 Horsepower and 551 ft-lbs of torque. The handling of the car has increased and the brakes made better. What is Cadillac trying to do, lose Grandma and Grandpa as their market and go for the intellectual BMW crowd? Actually, I think so.

The standard BMW M5 cost around $83,900 and the new CTS-V will set you back between $59,995 and $68,635. So you save almost $15,000, get a loaded Cadillac and the Ultimate title of “The Worlds Fastest Sedan.” And with a zero to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, it could literally peel the wrinkles from the face of grandma and grandpa giving them the appearance of thirty-year-olds. So I guess it appeals to everyone.

Except for me. I’m the biased type that can only drive the purest form of vehicles. It has to have a manual transmission and be rear wheel drive. So I guess that leaves me… Oh?! What do we have here, you can get it with a 6-speed manual transmission and it is rear wheel drives. And the manual transmission reduces the massive 4,255 lbs curb weight of the automatic by 33 lbs. A six speed and a weight reduction? “Behold! The heaven’s parted, and their glory shown brightly down onto the Cadillac CTS-V.” I’m pretty sure that’s how it went at the Detroit Auto Show. If it didn’t, it should have.

God Bless America. Finally a car that more than competes with its off shore counterparts coming from this great nation. This certainly is one car that makes me say “I’m proud to be an American.”

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#1 Nova Science Publishers on 10.20.14 at 5:00 am

This is incredible and always be the best car model in time. Like cadillac ever since and the quality is awesome!

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