A pair of camouflaged Cadillac CTS prototypes were spotted, and thankfully photographed, outside a grocery store in Southern California. From the image above – there are plenty more if you click over to TotalCarScore.com – it appears these could be testers for the 2014 CTS-V, but that is just speculation. We've seen the obvious "V" motif in the grille before, and there's what could be another "V" in the design of the side mirrors.

The hood on the car in the background appears to include two bulges, but the single shot that affords a tiny peek under the hood shows reveals only the airbox. Plenty of rumors, and the sight of an engine cover inscribed with the words "Twin Turbo," have caused people to wonder if a twin-turbo V6 will live under the production car's hood instead of the V8 currently there. In back, instead of the round tailpipes found outboard on all the CTS sedans, there's a pair of integrated tips in a parallelogram shape. A new shifter with contrasting stitching was spied in the cabin.

If predictions hold up it will arrive later this year. When it does, expect the body underneath all that camo to be softer on the eye compared to the current car – less science and more art. For now, hit the link to see more spy shots of what's coming.


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      Chris Doane
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those are regular CTS prototypes, not CTS-V test cars.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't think these are V's. Just standard CTS's with the long-rumored 3.6 TT V6.
        BahamaTodd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        Those have the NA V6. The engine cover on the TT is shaped differently. http://stwot.motortrend.com/files/2012/07/2014-Cadillac-CTS-spied-engine-2-1024x640.jpg
      Autoblogist
      • 1 Year Ago
      This not the CTS-V, these mules have been shown before and nothing has changed. A twin turbo V6 while very potent, won't be putting out the kind of number Caddy needs to one up the CTS-V new competition. A TT-V6 however can go toe-toe with the V8 offerings of the competition. The 400hp range is right in the sweet spot for the V8 in this segment. I know the 6speed auto in the ATS has got good review, but I hope Cadillac will have the 8-speed ready by the time the CTS launch. Also, this TT-V6 makes a lot of sense for the ATS-V.
      KAG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, all I see is a copy of a Audi front end there.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KAG
        Hmmm - methinks you need new glasses!
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KAG
        Oh jeez KAG maybe you're right and Cadillac will start to look just as indistinguishable from model to model like Audi does.
      Kurt
      • 1 Year Ago
      How does this look any different than the 2014 Impala?
        Thipps
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kurt
        because you can see what it look like......Go troll on a different blog
        dohc73
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kurt
        Well for starters, the grille design looks nothing like an Aston Martin's so that's a plus, and, oops, I thought you said the new Fusion.
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think there's waaaaaaay to much being projected into this being an actual "V" variant. A couple of design cue's such as the grill and mirrors are not enough to tell you this is a performance variant. They should have been taking pictures of brakes and tire sizes. I highly doubt that Cadillac would change the shape of a rear view mirror simply to designate a performance model. Seems ridiculous.
        Mike F.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sp33dklz
        Also, I would think there would be a lot bigger grill opening to get large volumes of fresh air for a high horsepower V, whether it be a TT V6 or some kind of LT1 varient.
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      How awesome would it be if they ditched the gaudy chrome for a blacked out grille!! One thing is still wrong with Cadillac and its all the plastic chrome.
        Slizzo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        Going on history though the grille will be a wire affair, rather than chrome slats or even flat black slats.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        mbukukanyau
        • 1 Year Ago
        Unless you work for GM, you could not possibly know the exact pawa figure. But It would be nice if it packed the 638 in the ZR1
      Snark
      • 1 Year Ago
      My feeling is that there will be an LT1 in the CTS-V, with a twin-turbo six in the 350-400hp range as an upgrade from the base 3.6L.
      joeski
      • 1 Year Ago
      That air box location doesn't look right for a TT setup, anyone else think that? CTS-V will stay a V-8 along with the ATS-V also being a V-8 I'd hope for a TT6 but I'm not sure which would be cheaper for GM to build.
        Rotation
        • 1 Year Ago
        @joeski
        I agree. That air box location isn't correct for a turbo setup (twin or single). More likely supercharged or NA. The air box is in that location on an NA car because the air comes into the intake plenum, so it is brought from the front through the air box. On a turbo car, the air to the intake plenum comes from the turbo/turbos which are under the sides of the engine. And feeding air to the turbos doesn't need to come from the center of the engine so it often doesn't. If the engine is inside out ("hot valley") the turbo might be top center and then that airbox location would make some sense.
      AGSHOP
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks beast
      howzz1854
      • 1 Year Ago
      this already looks better than the current V. i love the V, but the current front end just leaves a lot to be desired. i'd say make it turbo charged V8. smaller engine that is. lighter, quicker, better mileage and more powerful.
        Rr778
        • 1 Year Ago
        @howzz1854
        Of course that would be nice, but seeing as the Chevrolet v8 is already lighter, more fuel efficient and makes more power than the competition it sounds like you looking for future tech to be in today's cars. The overweight under performing BMW turbo motors are eclipsed by the gm offerings
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