The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is the most dramatic model in the V-Series range of
high-performance luxury models, blending a personal 2+2 layout with a drivetrain
vetted on Germany's famed Nurburgring.
A supercharged 6.2L V-8 is the power behind the CTS-V Coupe, delivering 556 horsepower (415 kW) backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A collection of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, as well as a track-proven brake system with two-piece front rotors. They offer greater resistance to warping and potentially longer rotor life, as well as reduced weight.
A unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities is one of the V-Series' distinguishing features, along with an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the supercharger.
Continuous improvements have helped keep the CTS family at the top of customer consideration lists and earned it critical praise. That tradition continues in 2014, as the CTS-V Coupe offers four new exterior color choices - Phantom Gray Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic (available at an extra cost) and Red Obsession Tintcoat (available at an extra cost) - and a new Sport Blue interior package.
Design and Exterior Features
Compared with non-V Series variants, the CTS-V exterior incorporates a number of unique cues that blend function with aesthetics. The dihedral Cadillac grille, for example, is larger to enable more air intake and features a satin finish, while the raised hood encompasses the supercharged engine beneath it. The front and rear fascias, as well as a rear spoiler that houses the center high-mounted stop lamp, are specific to the car, as are its standard 19-inch wheels.