• Feb 25th 2008 at 7:31PM
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The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V appears to have the power and performance to take on the best that Germany has to offer, and GM's marketing team is just itching for the chance to brag about it. Following the jump is a two minute long tribute to the most powerful production Cadillac ever built. If we're not mistaken, this is the same video that was shown right before the car was driven onstage at the Detroit Auto Show last month. Built on a bass-heavy sound track, the CTS-V intro video is a series of close-ups followed by power slides and quick track cuts, with graphic after graphic boasting about the many virtues of Caddy's 550-hp sedan. Considering the total package, we'd brag too. Thanks for the tip, Zeyad!

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      • 7 Years Ago
      needs less music and more engine/exhaust noise

      love the car, hate the video
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stoner Rock on Autoblog, Yes!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      lol: I wonder why they called it a Promo film . . .

      • 7 Years Ago
      You know, as attractive as the CTS is, both on the inside and out... a huge-ass motor like the 6.2 ls9 with a blower on it that only makes 550hp is so much less impressive than, say, a 5.0 500hp bmw built v10.

      The ol' American axiom of "build 'em bigger" to get more power just doesn't cut the mustard anymore. It's such an American way of thinking..."gee, my ass has gotten bigger, I better build a bigger toilet seat" instead of the European way of thinking "gee, my ass has gotten bigger, I better lose some weight."

      No amount of spit and polish on the inside of the CTS will make up for the fact that its internals are still designed and assembled by a vocational-school-loser cum GM-engineer-adult-loser.
        • 7 Years Ago
        So that's why the current M3/M5/M6 are the lightweights that they are? The M3 is a pig and the M6 is a tug boat ... and this criticism is coming from the owner an e90 3 series. You can hide mass by throwing more power at it, and better brakes, but at some point it'll come back to bite you in the ass. The M3 needs a serious diet.

        The M3 motor gets it's HP because it revs to holy hell; the pushrod 8 in the CTS-V wouldn't be able to come near those piston speeds. So it needs to make up the deficit in cubic inches.

        I'm curious what'll be priced at. 550hp for the price of an M3 (like the last CTS-V was priced) would be mighty tempting.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This has been on their website for a while
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great Car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      turn DOWN the music, and let the car do the talking!
      • 7 Years Ago
      * Who's responsible for the marketing?

      Imagine how great an ad without the music overlay?

      The car + engine speak for themselves.

      Get the mic close to the exhaust & it will sound amazing.

      Such a missed opportunity with such a great product.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree completely cheesy promo music has nothing on a blown V8 and skreeching tires.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seriously? What is ZZZZzzzz about the CTS, leave alone the CTS V?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seriously, GM needs a new publicity team.

      The bland Malibu ads I see are getting increasingly annoying and repetitive, plus in half of the ads they made for it it just LOOKS fake (lower-grade than Knight Rider, I'm not kidding).

      Their ads don't do their new products justice, I saw the conference they put up on the AutoNetwork's Youtube page following the announcement of the 'bu's marketing campaign, still can't believe the woman dared calling the publicity shots "photography", they're the most heavily edited car shots I've seen in years, it's ridiculous, if anything it was photoshoppography.

      If there's one thing that needs fixing it's GM's promo team. World-class vehicles like the CTS-V shouldn't be promoted like it's a Hemi-powered Dodge Ram with over 9000 (sup /o/) pounds of towing capacity.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Saw this a couple days ago, pretty sweet but let me know when Top Gear reviews it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'm sure Jeremy Clarkson (Jezzy?) will be the one driving it just so he can get his requisite dig in on another USofAmerican product.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have to agree with seoultrain's "seizure-inducing" comment. Autoblog should post a warning about this video like they do at amusement parks for people who are prone to seizures.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ditto. Top Gear will make this more entertaining and less seizure-enducing.
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