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Review: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V offers supercar performance, everyday drivability

Despite recent products to the contrary, when much of America thinks "Cadillac," a lot of people still recall the land yachts of the '70s and '80s. Hoods and decks marginally shorter than your average aircraft carrier, and Sedan de Villes and Fleetwoods serving as hearses or transportation for those awaiting a ride in one. But something happened to Cadillac a few years back. After several failed attempts to compete with the Germans (Seville STS, Allante and Catera), General Motors began crafting a strategy to take on the luxury marques abroad. At the forefront of that movement is the... Read More

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac CTS-V spotted with big exhaust, new grille?
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    If you thought Cadillac was content to leave its twin-turbocharged Vsport as the range-topping CTS, think again. Behold, our first good glimpse at the next-generation Cadillac CTS-V sedan, sporting more aggressive styling (somewhere under there), meaty quad-exhaust pipes, and what very well could be a new face for the V-badged Caddies. Creating an ...

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    Read This: How GM's grueling 24-hour test gets the kinks out of its performance cars
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    One of the biggest challenges automakers face when designing a high-performance car is making sure that it is both fast and reliable. For General Motors, any car that might be taken to the track by its owner – like the Corvette, Camaro Z/28 (shown above) and the Cadillac CTS-V, for example – undergoes a rigorous and strenuous 24-hour test by ...

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    New York: 2014 Cadillac CTS debuts new design, twin-turbo power, Vsport model [w/video]
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    If ever there were a Cadillac to truly rival the world's best, this could be it. With every new model, Cadillac indeed gets closer and closer to actually performing at the top of its class, rivaling those crafty Germans at their own sport/luxury sedan game. The best example yet of Cadillac's efforts to challenge the world came last year, when we met ...

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    Rumormill: Next Cadillac CTS-V to get forced-induction V8; ATS-V a twin-turbo V6
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    Word on the street is that the next-gen Cadillac CTS-V, due as a 2014 model, will retain its force-fed powerplant but its design will be based on the modern 6.2-liter LT1 that will find a home under the hood of the new Corvette. General Motors is reportedly working on two variants of the engine, one supercharged and the other with twin turbochargers ...

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    Official: Cadillac CTS-V gets Stealth Blue and Silver Frost limited edition models
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    A little more than a year and a half ago, former weekend editor Alex Nunez and I were talking about how cool it would be for Cadillac to offer a CTS-V in the Corvette's Supersonic Blue paint, and as if General Motors eavesdropped on our conversation, this showed up. And while the Stealth Blue car you see here isn't an exact duplicate of the hot-looking ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Cadillac CTS-Vs caught in parking lot
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    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 ...

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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: Watch GM engineer's Cadillac CTS-V wagon blow its airbag during autocross run
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    So many things can go wrong before a wedding that a entire movie and reality television genres have been created because of it. An unintentionally exploding side-curtain airbag is probably low on the list, put that's the unlikely snafu that caught out driver Brad Doerr. Doerr was, though, doing an unlikely thing just a couple hours in advance of his ...

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    Video: Cadillac gives guided tour of Miller Motorsports Park in CTS-V Race Car
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    Cadillac Racing just wrapped up competition at Miller Motorsports Park as part of the Pirelli World Challenge. Before the race kicked off, the crew spent a few hard laps getting the CTS-V Coupe Race Cars sorted and was kind enough to strap a few cameras to the machines while they were on track. If you're looking for a professional view at what it's like ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Cadillac CTS-V vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG in wagon-off
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    Station wagons, as pointed out by ex-Autoblogger Jonny Lieberman, are boring. "It's the penalty you pay for falling in love and having children," he says. Sure, just so long as your children like to go fast, at least when the chosen conveyance to move those booster seats from Point A to Point B is either the wagon version of the Cadillac CTS-V or ...

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    Video: Canada's Shaw creates a Super Bowl commercial, Canadian-style
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    Here's a Super Bowl commercial that most of us probably missed, even those of you who stayed on the couch for all four quarters and didn't even get up during halftime. It's a fantastic car-chase commercial that features a first-generation Cadillac CTS-V and a pair of iconic Panther-platform Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. The ad is promoting ...

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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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    Official: 2012 Cadillac CTS gets new V-Series-like Touring option
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    Cadillac has just spilled the beans on how it plans to keep its MVP fresh for the 2012 model year. The recipe for the 2012 CTS lineup hinges on a new Touring package (from $2,065) that adds many of the features of the high-performance CTS-V range without adding any actual power. Offered on all three bodystyles, the CTS Touring pack includes such niceties ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #261
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    NACTOY finalists, 97,000-pound trucks, Saab bankruptcy, 100 Worst Cars Episode #261 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, and Chris Paukert this week. Topics include the official bankruptcy filing by Saab, Kraft pushing for 97,000-pound tractor trailers, North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists and the 100 Worst Cars of All Time ...

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    Official: Car and Driver reveals its 2012 10Best cars [w/video]
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    Each year, the scribes at Car and Driver go through every new vehicle on sale and pick the ten best cars available here in the United States. And while some major automotive awards are only shelled out to vehicles that are all-new or significantly updated for a certain model year, C/D's approach is to look at the full scope of cars currently on sale. ...

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    Video: Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Wagon breaks own Texas mile speed
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    John Hennessey recently returned to the Texas Mile with his 700-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon for another shot at high-speed glory. The long-roof rocket managed to clip off a top speed of 189.7 miles per hour in the standing mile, which beat out last year's figure by a safe margin. That speed is certainly a feather worth sticking in the Hammer ...

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    Report: VP Biden loves Cadillac CTS-V, regrets Secret Service won't let him drive his Corvette
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    Vice President Joe Biden has held plenty of high-profile jobs in his lifetime, but at his core, he's a lot like any of us. That's because he's a die-hard auto enthusiast with a list of cars to back up his love of the auto. Car and Driver recently sat down with the VP to talk cars, and it turns out that the life-long politician knows more than a thing or ...

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    Video: Motor Trend lines up stock and tuned CTS-V wagons at dragstrip
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    Yes, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V is fast. So fast it makes our heads spin just thinking about it. So fast that lesser cars go home and cry to their mommies. So fast it's gone plaid. Better still, it can be purchased in sedan, coupe and, our particular favorite, wagon bodystyle. But what happens when you take the CTS-V Wagon-shaped dial and turn it up to 11? ...

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