A quick look at the car from the side might not reveal
what’s about to happen to a driver getting into
the CTS-V. However, stare at its front end and you get
a better feel for a possible moment in sport driving.
Take a good look at the grill and front air dam and
you are all of a sudden looking at a potential of 160
mph. The folks in Detroit got some sort of a wake-up
call and decided to get grandma’s car going, like,
you get a four/five seat sedan with the Cadillac name
that’s aiming directly at Euro models and for
a new clientele. Inside, the dash is a bit awkward in
design, but everything else is fine with the ebony interior
and you get all of the expected electronic gadgets and
driving and the V8 engine with 400 horsepower is simply
ready to roar, and roar it will. Acceleration is quick
and now you feel happy with the sophisticated drive-train
package; not forgetting the four mode stabilitrak, all-speed
traction control, big P245/45WR18 run-flat tires and
… the four-wheel piston brembo brakes with 14”
vented rotors. With some of these components, you are
rightly equipped for the track.
is definitely a driver’s car and getting to the
golf course does not get much funner [and quicker] than
that. Now pay attention to the road and observe the
law. You quite simply will have to take it to a racetrack
to appreciate it full potential.
all is gold that glitters. The car is slapped with a
$1,300 gas-guzzler tax and for the right reasons. The
gear box, as well, is simply too rough and imprecise,
especially in the low gears.
Warranty/Service: 4 Year / 50,000 Mile Limited