General Motors will auction off the first Cadillac CTS V-Sport for charity. Mary Barra, head of global product development for GM, announced that the automaker will donate the first CTS V-Sport to the SAE Foundation to be auctioned in support for the organization's science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational programs (STEM). GM supports the STEM programs through its GM Foundation, both with financial grants and with 1,500 mentors and volunteers to help students with their studies.

This year, Mary Barra became the first woman to win the SAE Foundation's Industry Leadership Award in the accolade's 25-year history.

The CTS V-Sport auction will also include a performance driving school package for those with a mind to learn a thing or two about controlling the car on a road course. You can read the full press release below for more information.
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GM Donates 2014 CTS Vsport to Benefit STEM Education

First production Cadillac model to be auctioned with proceeds to SAE Foundation

WARREN, Mich. – Mary Barra, General Motors senior vice president, Global Product Development, was honored Wednesday evening with the Society of Automotive Engineering Foundation's 2013 Industry Leadership Award. Barra is the first woman recipient in the 25-year history of the award.

Barra said GM would donate the first production 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport, including a performance driving school package, to the SAE Foundation.

The CTS Vsport will be the first Cadillac model to offer an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car is built on the high-performance award-winning ATS architecture and is equipped with a Twin-Turbo V-6.

A live auction will be conducted by Barrett-Jackson later this year, and proceeds will be provided to the SAE Foundation for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics student outreach programs.

"The SAE Foundation's STEM educational programs are vital to ensuring we ignite the passion for math and science in young students who will be the future leaders of the automobile industry," said Barra. "At a recent SAE a World in Motion third-grade skimmer project I was especially gratified to see students having so much fun applying key principles of math and science. So it is fitting to support SAE's programs by donating a vehicle that embodies what is possible when ingenuity meets engineering excellence."

GM has long sponsored the SAE Foundation's STEM outreach programs. In addition to financial support from the GM Foundation, GM provides more than 1,500 mentors and volunteers who help reach nearly 85,000 students participating in SAE's World in Motion K-12 programs.

"We need to ensure that the next generation of professionals has the skills and education necessary to compete on a global basis. SAE's programs integrate physical science basics with team-based learning – and show young people that math and science is a viable career choice," said John Calabrese, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Engineering.

"By investing in programs like SAE's a World in Motion, we help get students engaged at an early age and keep them interested."


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      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm really digging this CTS--it's looking like Cadillac has finally figured out how to evolve the "Art & Science" language--but I cannot abide Caddie's shifters lately. There's something off-putting about them. Maybe it's that they look like some large animal's wang-chung. They're definitely not aesthetically appealing.
      Danny Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      no one else noticed that the press release eluded to the new CTS being built on the ATS' architecture?.....i already know for a fact the ATS V will come with the Twin turbo V6 its just a matter of WHEN GM will let the cat out of the bag
        Papi L-Gee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Danny Martinez
        It's been common knowledge for a while now that the ATS and CTS would share a platform.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      That is entirely the wrong color for that car.
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did I miss something here... is there now a CTS V, and a CTS V-Sport?? Either way, they could call the model 'Fred', for all I care - its a fantastic looking car and I can't wait to see one in person. Cadillac seems to be the only luxury brand designing innovative and good-looking cars these days.
        Dixon Ticonderoga
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        CTS - 2.0T (I think) or current 3.6 V6 CTS V- Sport - 3.6TT CTS V - Probably a big, honking v8 They basically just plugged the 250hp hole in the current CTS line up (why you could never get a N/A V8 with the current model I will never understand).
          Drakkon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dixon Ticonderoga
          ' (why you could never get a N/A V8 with the current model I will never understand). ' Because if you drive a turbo like a baby, they get great gas mileage.
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        caddy-v
        • 1 Year Ago
        From someone that drives a Pinto.
        Spies1
        • 1 Year Ago
        yomamaxxx, yonomoxxx, this halxxx account is new for you. Oh well, I see you downvoted laser 23 times.
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          @Spies1
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          @Spies1
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      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Horendously ugly, confused hodge podge looking car.
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        @groingo
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      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is like F-sport. All show, almost no go.
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @joe shmoe
        420hp is no go for you?
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @joe shmoe
        Umm, going from a 3.6 to a 3.6 twin turbo DEFINITELY ups the go factor. 420hp vs 306.
        Serge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @joe shmoe
        This has a 420hp TT V6... if that's "almost no go", then I'd love to see your ride!!!
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        @joe shmoe
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      D E S I G N
      • 1 Year Ago
      not bad for a rental
        • 1 Year Ago
        @D E S I G N
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        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @D E S I G N
        Wow! your name and your comment match! Well done.
        Mr. BaderĀ®
        • 1 Year Ago
        @D E S I G N
        Enjoy your corolla
        • 1 Year Ago
        @D E S I G N
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        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @D E S I G N
        Be honest. What are you really sadly disappointed about? I have a feeling it's not the cars you comment on. Come on. Open up bra!!
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a gorgeous car.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      At least GM knows that RWD saloon is cool car.
      TrueDat
      • 1 Year Ago
      V-sport? please don't.. really? don't.. everybody hates the M-sport and F-sport models, why would u even go there?!!
        muspod
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TrueDat
        because they don't have any fresh material...they have to rip off someone elses.. Like the Koreans ..
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @muspod
          No fresh ideas? Tell me what does Ford have to compete with the CTS, or Honda, Toyota, and Nissan for that matter?
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      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is the first time I'm impressed with the cts. it had finally matured to a great sedan. I want one, but I want one with the na corvette engine under the hood. the 3.6 is not enough. I mean a true 5 series fighter has to offer the full range and so that would make it a 550I competitor, but with a better engine and I'm hoping chassis as well
        travisjb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        perhaps you might drive it first before discarding the engine? what lb/whp ratio are you used to? did you do the math on this one?
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