It was just last month that Cadillac took the wraps off its new high performance ATS-V, and while that twin turbo V6-powered machine looks fantastic, everyone has been waiting for word on the next CTS-V. Well, the wait is over. This week Cadillac has officially unveiled its 2016 CTS-V, the third generation of the super sedan that debuted a decade ago.
The ’16 CTS-V is the most powerful Cadillac ever built by a wide margin, and like the previous generation CTS-V this one gets its power from a supercharged V8.
More specifically, it’s powered by the same blown 6.2-liter LT4 found in the C7 Corvette Z06. It’s been ever so slightly detuned for this application, but it still makes a ridiculous 640 horsepower and 630 pound feet of torque.
The only trans is an 8-speed automatic with launch control, and that is good for a claimed 0-60mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200mph.
This is of course in addition to a number of chassis, suspension and brake upgrades that include increased rigidity, magnetic dampers and a big set of Brembo brakes with 19-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
The exterior also gets plenty of tweaks with a functional front splitter and rear diffuser, plus a carbon fiber hood and more.
Inside, occupants are treated to Recaro seats and all of the tech you’d expect from a high end Caddy. There’s even a performance data system capable of recording HD video from the track or the street.
There’s been no word on pricing just yet, but you can expect the car to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in a couple of weeks, and to go on sale shortly after the ATS-V next year.
You just gotta love the idea of modern Corvette performance wrapped up in a roomy, comfortable package like this.