What is this?
This is the US’s sole answer to the European super saloons, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. Now lighter, stronger and more polished than ever before, the big V returns to do battle on road and track with an arsenal of new weapons.
Power is now provided by the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 borrowed from the Corvette Z06, with 10 fewer bhp than its coupe cousin at 640bhp. Weight has been pared back by 45kg over the outgoing model, giving it a 160kg head start over all its European rivals, particularly the class heavyweight, the Audi RS7.
And there is stacks of cool new technology, as we’ve come to expect on high-end Cadillacs and Corvettes: Performance Traction Mangement, third-generation magnetorheological dampers, a data recorder and an electronic rear diff are all present and correct. more...