• Aug 12, 2008
Click above for new high-res gallery of Cadillac CTS Coupe spy shots

Past spy shots of the upcoming Cadillac CTS Coupe have shown the prototype wearing baggy pants on its butt that obscured exactly how much of the CTS Coupe Concept's rotund rear end would make it to production. These new shots from KGP Photography, however, show a prototype that's wearing only a form fitting body suit of checkered tape. They reveal that the overall shape of the CTS Coupe's hindquarters will neatly mimic the concept car, though small details have been changed for production purposes. The mesh vents that flanked the center exhaust tips on the concept have been replaced with red reflectors, for instance, and the license plate housing has been reshaped to accept plates from the U.S. or Europe and is now topped by a bigger strip of chrome. Another notable difference is the addition of a true B-pillar where the concept had nothing but glass. Still, the car is largely the same as the one we saw rotating on a stand in Detroit last January and will serve to fill out the CTS lineup along with a sport wagon that should be arriving shortly. Check out all the new spy shots in our gallery below, and pardon the bluriness in some shots as the photographers tell us they were taken through light fog from over a half mile away.


[Source: KGP Photography]







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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like someone had an off or too.
      Maybe trying to test it's off road prowess?
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      butt is too high, but it is still desirable
      • 6 Years Ago
      any rumors if the AWD will be available in the coupe? That would definitely make it my next car, I think it's a great design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like big butts and I cannot lie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not as dramatic as the Acura TL, but it will still stand out in a crowd.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If by dramatic you mean super ugly than you are correct. Also how can you mention the TL and a coupe together. Seems like a forced comparison to me with a small effort made to take a cut at the Caddy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish they left the B Pillar out. Like the "Merc". But this is shaping up to be a beautiful car. IMHO. I have been out of the market for a new car but I might consider getting back in for this one. I hope they keep refining it to perform in a manner to truly compete in the field.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The B-Pillar is phoney, looks like black tape to give the impression of a pillar. The side glass will cover the B-Pillar giving it the look of a true coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like what I'm seeing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Gregg

      Beaten to death with the ugly stick, qualifies Acura TL for drama alright, though not for dramatic design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      may be GM should just put this coupe back as a concepts as the street already flooded with tons of G35 coupes for years. i don't understand why GM took so long to bring out a similar product to compete.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I noticed that the rear end of the production version is a few inches longer than the concept. Overall a great design job and likely that sales will be through the roof.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Both autocar.co.uk and 4car.co.uk are saying that 3.8 V6 with standard sports suspension is way too harsh for British roads, and that 2.8 V6 and its standard suspension is much much better in terms of comfort, but also doesn't compromise handling too much.

      Why is that all American companies think that sporty has to be stiff?!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Noidor

        I think quite the opposite is true, the europeans prefer a stiffer suspension.
        • 6 Years Ago
        toyota Prius buttt

        concept was better, even though it lacked some visibility

        I think i still find the G37 the better option and the better looking of the two
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nissan is not an American company, and I'm sure infinity believes that Europeans prefer a taut ride(VS American's who generally don't), they just don't know how taut.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I swear, when will Cadillac shake their reputation for too taut suspensions?
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