Jay Leno checks out the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V from every angle to satisfy his curiosity. He also finds out whether the 640-horsepower sedan can do a burnout.
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This highly customized 1969 Ford F-100 completely rejects originality in favor of making big power. Under the hood is a highly tuned LSA supercharged V8 pumping out a claimed 800 horsepower, and to make all that muscle more usable, it's running disc brakes and independent suspension at all four corners.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V seems like the type of wonderful gift that Santa might cook up in his workshop for one extraordinarily good boy or girl. However, the first chance for most people to actually see the super sedan and its carbon fiber pieces in real life is at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. As a stocking stuffer until then, Caddy has released this video featuring the latest V-Series roasting its tires better than any dinner for the holidays.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V arrives with a massive 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 engine, packing 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. This means Caddy's baddest V model ever can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 200 mph. Here's everything we know about the beast so far.
As a car enthusiast, you should be excited for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Hell, we can barely contain ourselves – it's shaping up to be a great show. And this bit of news only heightens our expectations – Cadillac will be bringing its third-generation CTS-V to January's North American International Auto Show.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The honkin', stonkin' second-generation CTS-V, powered by Cadillac's brawny supercharged 6.2-liter V8 has been a very good thing. And now that the 500 final coupes – the only CTS-Vs designated 2015 models – have been built (just five remain unsold as of this writing), it is indeed a good thing that's come to an end.
Following a stop-delivery order for its new midsize trucks and a rash of recent recalls, General Motors is issuing three more campaigns covering 60,575 vehicles in North America with 57,182 of them in the US. As of October 1, the automaker has issued a total of 74 recalls (see the ridiculously long chart to the right) this year covering 26,495,070 units in the US.
Cadillac has been racking up victories with the CTS.V.R in Pirelli World Challenge racing for two model generations now, including recent GT class championships in 2012 and 2013. However, even winning racers eventually have to retire, and it looks like the CTS may be taking a bow at the end of the season. In its place, Caddy is reportedly working on a new racecar based on the ATS Coupe, and it might even get to compete internationally.
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 than that, so you can bet that the new one will manage an even better time.