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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 prepares to top its own 'Ring record with upcoming new CTS-V
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    It was a big deal back in 2008 when the original Cadillac CTS-V clocked a lap time of 7:59 at the Nürburgring, making it the fastest sedan ever to lap the Nordschleife to that date. Not many four-doors have bested that time since – the list consisting pretty much only of the Porsche Panamera Turbo – but now hot hatches are lapping faster ...

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac ATS-V shares track time and new face with CTS-V sibling
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    It's been about eight months since we last heard anything on the eagerly anticipated Cadillac ATS-V, meaning it was high time a new batch of photos arrived of the twin-turbocharged, V6-powered sedan. This latest round includes a shot of the hot ATS-V alongside the upcoming CTS-V, allowing us to glimpse through the camouflage and spot the family ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Spy Shots: Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris SSUV ready for production debut in Frankfurt?
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    Exotics used to be confined strictly to sportscars, but not anymore. Porsche and Maserati have got four-door sedans on the market, and Aston Martin's is on the way. But in lucrative markets like the Middle East and Russia, demand is high for exotic SUVs, and automakers are stepping up to fill the gap left by the Lamborghini LM002 and currently occupied, ...

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    First 2009 Cadillac CTS-V spotted in public
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    click above for more shots of the Cadillac CTS-V in the wild The mouthwatering new Cadillac CTS-V is an absolute celebrity in the American automotive industry. But while we got an eyeful of the supercharged super-sedan at its unveiling in Detroit, as any Hollywood buff could tell you, it's one thing to see a celebrity on stage and quite another to meet one ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V undisguised, now in hi-res
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    Click image for high-res gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/500_HP_2009_Cadillac_CTS_V_undisguised_in_high_res'; Last week, we sent you over to Inside Line to see the undisguised 2009 Cadillac CTS-V as it wound its way down the road for some photographers leading it in a Buick Enclave. Today, we've obtained the hi-res shots ourselves, and have ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V fully uncloaked
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    Inside Line has scooped up some exclusive, fully-naked shots of the Detroit-bound 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, and we're pleased to report that the super duper version of Caddy's excellent CTS is looking good. In the V-Series tradition, the grillework is all mesh, making the car instantly recognizable when viewed from up front. A deeper, aggressive front air dam, ...

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    2009 Cadillac CTS-V will have 600HP Corvette Blue Devil engine!
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    click above image to enlarge var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/general_sciences/Blown_2009_Cadillac_CTS_v_reaches_600hp'; The new issue of Motor Trend arrived in the mail and our eyes were instantly attracted to this story that just went live on motortrend.com. The MT crew has learned that the supercharged V8 slated for use in the next-gen Cadillac CTS-V ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #67
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    We've finally poked our respective heads out of our interweb caves and unleashed episode 67 of the Autoblog podcast upon the world. We've been pretty nutty lately with our new, improved site design and our groundbreaking car giveaway, so please forgive our delay at getting back to this. Our first delightful round of witty repartee centers around the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V
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    click above image to view more angles of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-VChris Doane risked considerable dampness to bring us back these spy shots of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. The development mule is lightly camoflouged, but on the frent end we can clearly see mesh replacing the new Cadillac grille that's currently making the rounds of the luxury brand. Down low ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V and its 500 horsepower
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    There was a time when if you wanted to quickly explain that something was the ultimate, all you had to do was say "It's the Cadillac of. . ." People haven't used Cadillac in that sense for a while, but with the recent confirmation of an S-Class rival in the works and now the new CTS-V being aimed at the M5, you can't accuse Caddy of not trying to reclaim ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V
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    The new CTS looks killer if recent spy shots are anything to go by. These shots show what appears to be the next generation CTS-V undergoing testing, as evident by the wide tires and performance wheels, larger exhaust tips, and most conspicuously, the bubble protruding from the mule's hood that we guess is making room for a supercharger. While no one knows ...

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