Well, this beats the heck out of Lutz's teaser flash of what we all assumed was a CTS grille during his CBS "60 Minutes" tour of a GM design studio. Courtesy of Winding Road, we have this shot of the upcoming CTS hot-lapping the Nurburgring (of course).

The new CTS continues the high-sided, chopped-top look of its predecessor (shown at right). While the vinyl mask smooths out the lines of the front end, the deeper (Audi-like?) and more prominent grille is an obvious change. View the full photo set here.

[Source: Winding Road]