The Cadillac CTS-V represents everything that General Motors knows about building fast, stylish and luxurious vehicles. The enticing CTS-V lineup is a mix of outlandish power, handling, and design versatily that offers some of the best performances of any car in the history of General Motors. The fastest Cadillac in the history of the brand, the CTS-V sedan can hit 0 to 60 miles per hour in an astonishing 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of just under 200 miles per hour, if that isn’t enough to blow your socks off, I don’t know what is.
The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V is a unique performance luxury car that comes in three separate body styles. Originally offered as a mid-size four-dour, the lineup grew to include the ultra modern and angular Cadillac CTS-V coupe as well as the Cadillac CTS-V wagon with an impressive 58 cubic feet of interior cargo space when the rear seats are folded. The stylish design, that in order to maintain a modern sleek exterior appearance eliminated door handles now has an incorporated touch pad operation developed by Cadillac’s engineers.
All the models are powered by the monstrously supercharged 6.2L V-8 that delivers an staggering 556 horsepower with choice of either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Performance as well as technical elements are found from the powertrain with massive Brembo brakes to Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels. GM engineers also spent an extensive amount of time tuning the vehicle’s chassis on the famed Nurburgring race course in Germany, the same proving ground where competitors such as BMW have traditionally put their vehicles through their paces.But advances don’t stop there, as the CTS-V offers a high luxury amenities on the interior with heated and ventilated leathers seats, optional sunroof, rear-view camera and satellite radio.
The Cadillac CTS-V is like a Corvette that offers two additional doors, three more passenger and even offers practicality in the wagon configuration. The 2012 CTS-V will continue to surprise many both on the street and on the track as it speeds off like a demon. As far as pricing is concerned, the 2012 CTS-V is reasonably priced when compared to its competitors in the luxury sport sedan, coupe and wagon category. For example, the CTS-V sedan starts at around $64,515, about 20k less than the BMW M5 and 25k less when compared to the E63 AMG.