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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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    Video: Cadillac CTS-V drifts its wheels off at Monticello
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    The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is a lot of things. It's a luxury two-door that's also a muscle car. It's a supercharged beast with a fire-breathing LSA mounted under the hood. And it's also a smoke machine. Monticello Motor Club invited a slew of vehicles out for its first annual Drift with the Supercars event, and while a few dedicated drift cars showed ...

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    Video: Hennessey runs its "Coupe DeThrill" down the quarter-mile
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    We think the 304 horsepower Cadillac CTS Coupe is pretty cool and the 556 hp CTS-V Coupe is an outright badass. The power pundits at Hennessey think any car or truck could use a little more oomph than it leaves the factory with. John Hennessey's crew has massaged the blown LSA motor under the two-door Caddy's bulging hood and the results scream for ...

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    Video: Double Bill - C/D and MT pit Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs. Audi RS5 vs. BMW M3
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    The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has some serious performance chops. The potent angular coupe is loaded with a blown 6.2-liter V8 capable of 556-horsepower, 15-inch front and 14.7-inch rear Brembo brakes and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension setup. Impressive stats to be sure, but does Cadillac's sleek two-seater have the goods to take on the BMW M3 coupe and ...

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    Weekend time-waster: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe configurator
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    The first production examples of the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe are hitting dealer showrooms as you read this, and whether you're seriously considering buying your own 556-horsepower coupe or just feel like killing a little time dreaming, Cadillac now has a fully-functional configurator online. It takes at least $63,465 (plus another $825 for destination) to ...

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    Reader Submitted: Autoblog-themed Forza Motorsports McLaren MP4-12C and Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
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    This. Is. Awesome. Autoblog reader Jason L. over at Second Method Graphic Design has been so kind as to share a couple of skins he's devised for both the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and the McLaren MP4-12C in Forza Motorsports 3. Why do we care? Because these particular wraps are a tribute to a certain blog that obsessively covers the auto industry. Call us ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is angular, unhinged glory
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    We've already discussed the complete, audacious beauty that is the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe. Not only is it one of the most attractive designs to come out of General Motors in decades, but it's arguably one of the best-looking vehicles on the road today, proving that Cadillac (and GM, for that matter) is once again capable of delivering world-class ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #185 - Valve Springs, Speed Records, Wagons and Tangents
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    Chris Shunk, Alex Nunez, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth wrap up the 4th of July long weekend with Episode #185 of the Autoblog Podcast. Topics are Toyota's valve-spring recall, a new engine in the Mercedes CL-Class, the Bugatti Veyron's speed record, and the newly teased Volvo V60 Wagon. We go off on a Saab tangent and finish up by responding to your ...

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    2011 Cadillac CTS coupe priced from $38,990 and CTS-V Coupe from $62,990 [UPDATE]
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    Pricing for the Cadillac CTS Coupe and it's V-equipped sibling has been released, and the standard two-door is priced at $38,990 while the 556-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 version reportedly comes in at $62,990. We've contacted General Motors for confirmation and more information, so stay tuned. UPDATE: Pricing is confirmed and includes destination ...

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    2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe ordering guide plops onto the Interwebz
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    Thinking about taking home a new Cadillac CTS Coupe and ready to start mixin' 'n' matchin'? Cadillac has put the coupe's order guides online, which means it's time to start playing with packages. You might be in for a little disappointment, though, when you discover that things like that the pane of glass isn't a proper sunroof – it only tilts ...

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    Cadillac to set up new distribution network in Europe, diesel dead
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    Amidst all the turmoil at General Motors last year, Cadillac lost a large chunk of its European distribution with the collapse of its partner, the Kroymans Group. General Motors has now decided to make a renewed push into the continent with its premium brand and is setting up its own distribution network to handle sales and service. Cadillac Europe ...

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    Cadillac CTS gets Recaro seats just like V model
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    Around the Autoblog campfire, the second-generation Cadillac CTS remains one of our favorite sedans of recent years. For one thing, the interior of the gen-two CTS is vastly better executed than the original. But like the Corvette, it has one weakness: The seats. They aren't terrible, just not great. That error has been rectified with news from Cadillac ...

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    Report: Cadillac and Corvette to go back on sale in Europe
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    It's been nearly a year since a large number of Europeans have been able to drive home in a brand new Cadillac or Corvette. Up until March of 2009, Dutch-based firm Kroymans Import Europe was employed by General Motors as a third-party to distribute Caddys and Corvettes in nearly half of the 25 European markets (not including the U.K. or Russia). After ...

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    AB's Top Five Introductions from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show
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    We love auto show season, mostly for the chance to see all the coolest new cars and concepts that the world's best automakers have to offer. This year at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, though, there weren't nearly as many new models to point our DSLR lenses at... for rather obvious reasons. As such, we've cut the typical Top 10 in half and compiled a list ...

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    Detroit 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe might just be our best-of-show [w/VIDEO]
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    Yup, we just saw the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in the flesh and... do want. Let's make that double do want. Why? We think it's glorious looking, and with the possible exception of the Pontiac Solstice, the CTS Coupe is among the best looking American cars in a very long time. That said, while the "base" coupe is a stunner, it's the V-job that really gets ...

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    2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe muscles in with a quickness and a thickness
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    Back in 2008, Cadillac threw down the gauntlet against its German competitors in an attempt to show that it could build the best high performance mid-sized luxury sedan. The result was the CTS-V. Even if the recent CTS-V Challenge proved to be somewhat less than authoritative in establishing the current car's dominance, it did show off its capabilities. ...

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    Detroit Preview: Cadillac to unveil new concept, production CTS-V Coupe
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    Under the typically dark veil of show-car secrecy, Cadillac has released a teaser image of a new concept that will be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show. As you'd expect, details are slim, but we've been assured that this is an entirely new concept and something we've not yet seen, which rules out the Voltec-powered Converj as well as the 3 ...

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    LA 2009: Cadillac CTS Coupe vogues, dazzles
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    Cadillac invited us down to a dance hall south of downtown Los Angeles and the convention center for a little lunch and a lot of talk concerning their new CTS Coupe. In fact, they brought a CTS Coupe along with 'em. A production CTS Coupe we should point out. The exact same car you'll be able to purchase from Cadillac in just a few short months (most ...

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    REPORT: C/D says Lutz confirms Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
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    Between the Buick Regal GS, front-wheel drive (and possible hybrid) Chevrolet Impala and the rumored Caprice SS, Bob Lutz has managed to release a scad officially unofficial details on General Motors' future product plans over the last two days. And now comes this. Speaking with Car and Driver, Maximum Bob went into Maximum Bloviation mode when ...

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    Spy shots: Cadillac CTS-V coupe spotted again, so close... yet so far
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    It hasn't been a secret for a long time that Cadillac is prepping a high performance V edition of its upcoming CTS coupe. It's also no secret that we're big fans of the CTS-V in the virtual Autoblog office. And yet Cadillac continues to tease us by putting camo on the nose and fanny of its two-door CTS-V prototypes. Why must they mock us? The nose of the V ...

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    From the Twitterverse: GM shows 3 Series-fighting Cadillac ATS, all-new XTS, 2012 Malibu
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    Tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM EST, General Motor's President and CEO, Fritz Henderson, will be hosting a webcast to update the public and the media on the automaker's turnaround efforts, during which Henderson is expected to make a new product announcement. But ahead of tomorrow's shindig, GM is apparently hosting another event involving some of its PR ...

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