“V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers’ cars at the highest level,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car with awe-inspiring performance. This type of car is exclusive, the domain of the few who can access this level of incredible capability. V-Series matches or overtakes the finest cars in this elite class, while being more accessible.”
According to Cadillac, the 2016 CTS-V is the most powerful car the marque has ever created. Its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 produces 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 200 miles per hour and can sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Mated to this engine is an 8-speed automatic transmission featuring steering wheel mounted magnesium paddle shifter controls, Performance Algorithm Shifting, and launch control. Other performance features of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V include Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, and driver-selectable driving modes.
For the performance-oriented driver, the optional Performance Data Recorder is a must. It offers up to 30 channels of performance data and real-time audio and video. Drivers can record their driving on the track and then watch playback on the CUE screen. They can also save video on an SD card to watch later or upload to social media sites.
According to Cadillac, the starting price for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is $84,990. This includes standard equipment such as front and rear park assist, navigation, and side blind zone and lane change alert. Head up display, front curbside camera, and adaptive remote vehicle start are also standard.
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