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      09-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
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New 2014 Cadillac CTS V-sport TT V-6 reviewed by C&D

Looks pretty good both aesthetically and mechanically:

Some C&D stats:

Wheelbase: 114.6 in
Length: 195.5 in
Width: 72.2 in Height: 57.2 in
Curb weight: 3966 lb - Good job

Base price: $59,995

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled V-6, aluminum block and heads

Displacement: 218 cu in, 3564 cc
Power: 420 hp @ 5750 rpm
Torque: 430 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

Zero to 60 mph: 4.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 18.5 sec
Rolling start, 560 mph: 4.8 sec
Top gear, 3050 mph: 2.5 sec
Top gear, 5070 mph: 3.2 sec
Standing -mile: 12.9 sec @ 111 mph
Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 172 mph
Braking, 700 mph: 149 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.97 g







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Doesn't have the aggressive look of the previous Vs, IMO.
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Doesn't have the aggressive look of the previous Vs, IMO.
True, but I believe more powerful/aggressive version is coming: "Even the Vsport Premium will eventually be just an intermediate step up to the monster V, the new version of which hasn’t been revealed yet"
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Doesn't have the aggressive look of the previous Vs, IMO.
This isn't the V. This is the Vsport. Kinda like Msport. It's supposed to go up against the 550. The V will arrive with the big guns later.

The performance is all there. I don't think anyone can deny what GM is doing on that front.

The ATS-V should be awesome.
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TDI oh baby.....this is going to be fun!
The American answer to Audi? and BMW?
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not TDI -> FIDI ("TDI" - already taken)
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How come is not rocking one of those V8's from vetts/camaro?
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The shape of this car reminds me of the first gen Infiniti M45. It has that American muscle look like the old Monte Carlo or Grand National.

Oh - and I didn't notice that this was the V-Sport edition so I retract my earlier criticism. This car looks the part.
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A great example of how to make a hood cut line that doesn't look like a Sawzall was involved. Also an impressively low hood line.
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It will for CTS-V, this is v-sport

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How come is not rocking one of those V8's from vetts/camaro?
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How come is not rocking one of those V8's from vetts/camaro?
Has any base-model CTS rocked one of those V8s?
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450 lbs lighter than a 550i? Sounds good to me, bring on the V!
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0.97g ... Wow.
A pity the side profile is uhmm...less than awesome.
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0.97g ... Wow.
A pity the side profile is uhmm...less than awesome.
Agreed...Too much chrome for a sport model. Also how big does the front badge have to be? Great job on the chassis GM!
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Is it too much to ask for a CTS-4 V? Had the previous gen had an AWD option, I don't think I could've asked for a better DD to exist. I think with AMG offering 4-Matic on their new AMG's, GM could follow and offer an AWD CTS-V. They've got the platform to do it.
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Is it too much to ask for a CTS-4 V? Had the previous gen had an AWD option, I don't think I could've asked for a better DD to exist. I think with AMG offering 4-Matic on their new AMG's, GM could follow and offer an AWD CTS-V. They've got the platform to do it.
I hope not. They know better than to ruin the car with AWD.
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0.97g ... Wow.
A pity the side profile is uhmm...less than awesome.
Yup, like what the hell were they thinking with the side profile?
It definitely also needs to MUCH larger wheels to fill those arches.

It's a pity Cadillac moved out of SA not so long ago. From what I've seen, they are producing great cars..
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I hope not. They know better than to ruin the car with AWD.

Screw AWD
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Is it too much to ask for a CTS-4 V? Had the previous gen had an AWD option, I don't think I could've asked for a better DD to exist. I think with AMG offering 4-Matic on their new AMG's, GM could follow and offer an AWD CTS-V. They've got the platform to do it.
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I hope not. They know better than to ruin the car with AWD.
Don't worry. The Aisin 8 speed is not AWD capable.
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Yup, like what the hell were they thinking with the side profile?
It definitely also needs to MUCH larger wheels to fill those arches.

It's a pity Cadillac moved out of SA not so long ago. From what I've seen, they are producing great cars..
Larger wheels = more mass

You can get 19's on the lesser models but only 18's on the Vsport. The engineers know what they are doing.
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This isn't the V. This is the Vsport. Kinda like Msport. It's supposed to go up against the 550. The V will arrive with the big guns later.

The performance is all there. I don't think anyone can deny what GM is doing on that front.

The ATS-V should be awesome.
I was wondering how come they made a slower car than the already 2 years revealed M5. thanks for the clarification
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