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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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    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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    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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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #236
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    Hillclimb Records, Lambo SUV Or Sedan, Nissan Power88, Wrangler Demand Episode #236 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, one day later than usual. Chris, Zach and Dan start with a chat about the hillclimb records that were smashed at Pikes Peak and Mt. Washington and then we move on to consider whether Lamborghini should create an SUV or sedan. Nissan and ...

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    American Chopper takes on Art and Science with Cadillac CTS-V build [w/poll]
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    Paul One and Paul Two each took a shot at marrying Cadillac's edgy and modern Art and Science design philosophy for a recent series of episodes from the long-running American Chopper television program. While it's generally accepted by motorcycle fans that the show is really all about the drama and hysterics of the extremely dysfunctional Teutul family, ...

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    Video: Hennessey's 650-hp Cadillac CTS-V Wagon does what it does best
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    And now for something completely awesome: the 2010 Hennessey V650 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon doing terrible things to expensive tires. John Hennessey's love affair with all things Cadillac is no secret; his wife's daily driver is an HPE700-equipped CTS-V sedan. We've also seen Mr. Hennessey's insatiable lust for showing off his cars embarrassing more ...

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    Report: 2012 Cadillac CTS with 3.6L won't get six-speed manual, V models safe
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    The list of vehicles with an available manual transmission may become a bit smaller for 2012, as Inside Line is reporting that certain 2012 Cadillac CTS models will lose the ability to specify a third pedal. IL cites sources from within General Motors who say that models equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 will only be offered with an automatic transmission ...

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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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    Video: Hennessey pits Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon against last year's Nissan GT-R
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    Hennessey is once again bringing its super station wagon out to the drag strip. The Texas tuner has taken Cadillac's 556-horsepower fast family-hauler and tweaked it so that the 6.2-liter V8 now produces 650 hp. We previously showed you how it fared against an (outdated) Porsche 911 Turbo, and now Hennessey has brought the CTS-V Sport Wagon back to the ...

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    Video: Seven Marine uses Cadillac CTS-V engines in outboard motors
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    In case anyone was accusing supercharged, the 556-horsepower LSA V8 that powers the Cadillac CTS-V of lacking versatility, refer to this video and stand corrected. Custom boatbuilder Seven Marine has taken the enormously powerful engines and adapted them to a marine outboard application. According to Seven Marine, its 557 is the most powerful outboard ...

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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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    Chicago 2011: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Black Diamond Edition is drool-worthy darkness
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    General Motors is showing off its sexy new Cadillac Black Diamond Edition CTS-V Sport Wagon at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, complete with its exotic SpectraFlair paint and snazzy yellow brake calipers. As you may recall, GM partnered up with JDSU for the special hue, and each Black Diamond Edition Caddy gets a three-coat paint process. Along with the ...

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    Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
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    Single-handedly Changing America's Perception About Station Wagons 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon - Click above for high-res image gallery If you've spent any time on German roads, one thing you'll notice – right after the speed limit signs with a slash mark through them – is that station wagons are popular. Nearly every manufacturer builds ...

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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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    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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