NAIAS 2015: Cadillac

2015 NAIAS - 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

The 2016 CTS-V debuted in Detroit as the most powerful Cadillac in history, and it reaches 60 in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph thanks to 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque. Power is fed through an 8-speed auto from the 6.2L supercharged V8 LT4 straight out of the Corvette Z06. That is an 84 hp gain over the previous CTS-V, enough to top both the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63, and it should be cheaper too, although official pricing has not yet been announced.

While we have to wait until the Oscars on February 22 for Cadillac to show off its new brand identity and tagline, this track-ready CTS-V says a lot about what direction they want to go.

The ATS-V, revealed a few months ago, boasts 455 hp from a twin-turbo V6. An 8-speed auto or 6-speed manual is offered. Available in sedan or coupe varieties, it takes aim at the BMW M3 and M4.

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