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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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    Cadillac recalling CTS and CTS-V over risk to passenger knees
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    General Motors has issued a recall notice for 2009-2010 all-wheel drive Cadillac CTS' and CTS-Vs due to an issue with the front passenger-side knee airbag. In a collision, the front passenger's knees are at risk of being hit – however, this risk is only for passengers not wearing their seat belts. Dealers are instructed to replace the glove box ...

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    Video: Cadillac CTS-V "Competition" commercial
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    Recently, we showed you a behind-the-scenes look at Cadillac's newest commercial featuring the CTS-V sedan out on Germany's hallowed-be-thy-name Nürburgring. Now, after all of the editing and post-production work has been completed, we're left with a brand new television ad spot simply dubbed "The Competition," showing viewers that one of the ...

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    Video: Cadillac brings us behind the scenes of CTS-V Competition commercial
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    Once upon a time – May 9, 2008 to be precise – the Cadillac CTS-V ran the 'Ring in 7:59.32, and just five days later we had video proof of the event. Now that over two years have passed, the feat will leave the geek-o-riffic world of 'Ring time watchers and be shared with the rest of America in a commercial called The Competition. What that ...

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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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    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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    Rendered Speculation: Vintage hot rod reimagined with CTS-V power
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    The last time we checked in with Bo Zolland he was rendering a Camaro to do Le Mans duty. Half a year later, he's stayed in the house of General Motors but gone back in time - on the outside, at least. His 33-34 hot rod is beautifully traditional from the windshield back, but mixes it up in front with that cowcatcher grille flanked by integrated ...

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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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    Video: New Cadillac commercials headlined by CTS-V
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    Cadillac's crest has lost the ducks and crown, but the brand has gained a tagline: The Mark of Leadership. To help it acquire the followers it needs to make leadership useful, Cadillac has let loose three commercials for the CTS-V, CTS and SRX to help you join the cause. There's a bit of that quick cut and bright-lights-big-city vibe from the Kate Walsh ...

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    New York 2010: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is fantasy writ large
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    The world's automakers are introducing around 20 new vehicles this week at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Some of those cars are pretty interesting, but here's the juice: In 20 years, there is exactly one car being shown here today that people will still be whispering about. That car? The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. You're reading this correctly. Cadillac, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #172: YUGOMANIA!
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    Sam and Dan kick off Episode #172 of the Autoblog Podcast with guest Jason Vuic, author of a historical treatise on the Yugo. Alex Nunez joins us afterwards for news items. We cover sights coming to the New York Auto Show, including the next Mercedes R-Class, Infiniti QX56, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon and Sonata Hybrid, among other topics. We babble for an ...

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    Dyno'd: Hennessey V700 Cadillac CTS-V [w/video]
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    We wouldn't blame you if you threw a skeptical eye on the 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Hennessey V700 power claims. After all, more than 700 horsepower at the crank is hefty chunk of grunt, even from a supercharged small block. Fortunately, John Hennessey has been kind enough to allow the kids at Inside Line to stick his four-door beastie on the rollers for all ...

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    Autoblog Presents: Burnout Week!
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    A few weeks ago, Drew Phillips and I looked at the Autoblog calendar and realized our wildest high school dreams were about to come true. Over the course of five days*, we'd have five rear-wheel-drive cars, 2,486 horsepower**, 2,391 pound-feet of torque, 38 cylinders, three superchargers, five sore clutches and ten badly abused tires. The stars aligned ...

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    Officially Official: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon unleashed!
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    Here in America, drivers who prefer station wagons to crossovers and SUVs are in a distinctly fringe minority. In spite of that, Cadillac has heard the cries from the wilderness and delivered the car we've been clamoring for. The CTS-V Sport Wagon is now finally official and production starts later this year. Ever since AMG built a handful of Hammer ...

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    Quick Spin: Hennessey V700 is crazy, fast [w/video]
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    There are two kinds of people in the world. The first kind drives Cadillac's supercharged CTS-V, experiences the thrill of 556 horsepower paired with 551 pound-feet of torque and declares, "This thing is a monster. This is the fastest, most incredible American performance sedan ever made." Then you have the other type of person, the kind that takes the ...

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    Peekaboo: Cadillac CTS-V Wagon spied in L.A.?
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    Well, it sure looks like it. All credit for this one goes to one Aaron P., who emailed the following to us: Hmm. Seems like Aaron got awfully close for this pic, a curiously *perfect* upskirt teaser, but regardless of the circumstances behind it, reports of the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon being given the green light date back to September of last year. It's ...

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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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    Hennessey's Cadillac CTS-V ready for prime time [w/video]
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    When we were fortunate enough to have a Cadillac CTS-V for a week to review, we said it was "one of the finest cars on the road today and one of the best vehicles ever built by General Motors." Of course, there's always room for improvement. At least Hennessey Performance thinks so, and they have come up with the V700 upgrade package that boosts the ...

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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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