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Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Middling Cabin, Magnificent Handling, Marvelous Car 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe – Click above for high-res image gallery Cadillac has never made anything like the CTS-V Coupe, a $63,000 monster that's half hedonist and half hot-rod. Not only that, Cadillac's never fought in this part of the market before. The brand had monster engines back in its early days, but they were always pulling monster barges that wallowed as much as, well, barges. Here we have a coupe promising to cut up the roads like one of those German knives, but we've heard that refrain so many times before. This... Read More

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    Official: Cadillac bids farewell to CTS-V Coupe with special edition
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    With the introduction of the latest Cadillac CTS, we knew it would only be a matter of time before a new CTS-V would come along. Now General Motors has revealed that the next CTS-V will arrive sometime next year, but before it does, the company is sending off the outgoing coupe with a special edition. For 2015, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will come in a ...

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    Official: Cadillac V-Series Academy comes to Las Vegas [w/video]
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    General Motors has added another high-speed education course to the curriculum at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The desert track already hosts the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School with Chevrolet Corvettes, including the ZR1, and they've just added the Cadillac V-Series Academy. Open now, the one- and two-day ...

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    Video: Watch Hennessey-tuned Cadillac CTS-V run over 220 mph on a Texas road
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    Texas holds the excellent honor of playing host to the road with the highest speed limit in the US. It seems no coincidence, then, that the speed-hungry minds at Hennessey Performance call the Lone Star State home as well. Hennessey recently turned its attention to the freshly opened toll road SH130 for a quick sprint, and with the help of the Texas ...

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    Official: 2013 Hennessey VR1200 makes the CTS-V seem slow [w/video]
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    There are a handful of vehicles on this blue Earth that can warp one's perception of speed. The Cadillac CTS-V holds a seat at that table of chieftains thanks to its brawny supercharged V8 engine. Now it looks as if the cats at Hennessey have decided to wring even more power from black sheep of the Crest's stable. The 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe ditches ...

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    Video: Chevy Corvette Z06 Centennial goes head-to-head with Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in Burnout Super Test
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    One rear-drive coupe with over 500 horsepower would be enough for most automakers. But not General Motors. The biggest of the Detroit automakers just couldn't get by with what some rivals would put on a showroom turntable with more flood-lights than an ATF raid. That's why it makes the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and ZR1, the Camaro ZL1 and the Cadillac CTS-V. ...

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    Cadillac CTS-V Coupe collects first victory at Mid-Ohio [w/video]
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    Cadillac Racing hadn't won a race since the finale of the 2007 World Challenge season when Andy Pilgrim took the checkered flag at Laguna Seca driving the team's previous-generation Cadillac CTS-V sedan. This past weekend, the Wreath and Crest's factory team finally won again since returning to the sport this season after a three-year absence, but this ...

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    Hennessey previews limited edition 1,000-horsepower CTS-V Coupe
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    Last year, we sampled Hennessey's 700 horsepower version of the Cadillac CTS-V, and quite frankly, it frightened us. As Jonny Lieberman said at the time, "we simply weren't prepared for the fury of the V700." Of course, adding a little under 150 horsepower to the CTS-V is just getting started for Hennessey. The Texas tuner has just released a preview of ...

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    Poll: Should Cadillac make the CTS-V go "Supersonic"?
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    Last month, following an IM conversation between myself and Autoblog's Test Fleet Manager, Steve Ewing, I tweeted this. I love the Supersonic Blue paint GM offers on the Chevrolet Corvette, you see, and I think it'd look killer on the Cadillac CTS-V. I hadn't given it much thought until yesterday, when I attended a Cadillac event at the Monticello Motor ...

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    Featured: Why Cadillac hasn't found success yet in World Challenge Series, and why it's not giving up
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    The last time Cadillac lined up for the World Challenge Series from 2004 to 2007, it was competing with the CTS-V sedan. As put by an understated Jim Vurpillat, Cadillac's global head of marketing, "We've been here before and had some success." By "some success," he means that the four-door roared off with the championship in its second and fourth ...

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    Video: Watch the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe racecar go testing in Episode 4
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    Cadillac has put together a series of clips that document its return to racing. The automaker will run a pair of CTS-V Coupe SCCA race cars in the World Challenge series, which kicks off March 25th, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ahead of the green flag, Cadillac has released the fourth and final clip in its mini documentary. Titled Ready to Race, the ...

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    Videos: Cadillac documents return to racing with CTS-V Coupe race car
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    Cadillac is pretty excited to head back to the race track. It's no simple task, however, to go from luxury sports coupe to competitive racer in a short amount of time. Thus, the automaker is spending plenty of time making sure its got the CTS-V Coupe race car completely dialed in before heading off to compete in various SCCA events. Cadillac is ...

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    Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Cars show their colors at Sebring [w/video]
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    There's really not a whole lot more we can tell you about the pair of Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Cars that will be forming a two-pronged attack of the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT starting on March 25 in St. Petersburg, Florida. That said, we can still all stare at all the pretty pictures that General Motors has been so kind as to ...

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    It's The New Black: Cadillac unveils Black Diamond Edition CTS-V [w/video]
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    General Motors has just unveiled its new take on the mighty Cadillac CTS-V called the Black Diamond Edition. Available on all iterations of the supercharged beast (sedan, coupe and wagon), the appearance package dips the company's muscle-bound luxury fleet in new, proprietary SpectraFlair paint. The final product is achieved through a three-coat process ...

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    Video: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car assaults Sebring
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    Cadillac has just unleashed a video of its CTS-V Coupe race car going through some shakedown runs at Sebring Raceway in preparation for the first race of the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT. In this video, titled 60 Seconds at Sebring (though it's actually a second longer...) the real Caddy that Zigs burbles and pops just like GM's ...

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    Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car finishes first test at Sebring
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    The boys and girls at Cadillac have taken their newest toy out to play. The CTS-V Coupe race car got its first sampling of track time at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida earlier this week. Drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim took time behind the tiller for the car's first real shake down as the car and team prep for the first race ...

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    Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
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    Middling Cabin, Magnificent Handling, Marvelous Car Cadillac has never made anything like the CTS-V Coupe, a $63,000 monster that's half hedonist and half hot-rod. Not only that, Cadillac's never fought in this part of the market before. The brand had monster engines back in its early days, but they were always pulling monster barges that wallowed as ...

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    Detroit 2011: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car opens the show
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    General Motors is showing its CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show today, and we dutifully pointed our camera lenses in its general direction. Naturally, it sits just a few millimeters off the ground, is painted up in an eye-catching paint scheme and covered in a serious set of ducts, flares and massive wings. Par for the course, ...

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    Detroit Preview: Cadillac releases images of CTS-V Coupe SCCA race car ahead of official debut
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    Last month, General Motors announced that Cadillac would be returning to the SCCA World Challenge with an all-new, menacing version of the CTS-V Coupe. The race car will officially debut on January 10 at the Detroit Auto Show, but GM has released this first set of photos early, showing the hot new Caddy that's set to storm the SCCA circuit starting in ...

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    AutoWeek picks CTS-V Coupe and Grand Cherokee as Best of the Best for 2011
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    Nearly everyone else in the entire world may already have spouted off various year-end lists, but AutoWeek waited for the 2010 dust to settle before announcing its Best of the Best 2011 car and truck award winners. The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee took home the respective top spots. Rounding out AutoWeek magazine's top five ...

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    Cadillac returning to SCCA World Challenge with CTS-V Coupe
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    Sure enough, The Crest is headed back to the race track, this time with its menacing CTS-V Coupe. Cadillac last took to the field of battle in 2007, when it campaigned in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, and according to General Motors, the company will once again race in that series with a two-car team next season. Pratt & Miller, the ...

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