Despite wild claims stating that the next Cadillac CTS-V will get a 600 horsepower engine found in the Corvette Z07, sources are telling our friends, CarMagazine, that the next generation CTS-V will get the 7.0 liter smallblock all-alloy V8 found under the Corvette Z06″s bonnet.
Anyway the next-generation Cadillac CTS-V is going under some final high-performance testing before GM unveils it at the Detroit Auto Show in January of 2008. The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V will arrive just in time to compete with the Audi RS6, which is set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show this September. It will also beat the next-generation BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG to the market.
The LS7 engine is capable of producing up to 512 horsepower and is hooked up to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission with GM”s all-wheel drive architecture that”s been tuned for a rear-drive feel. You can expect the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V to do 0-60 in under 5 seconds with a top seed of 185mph.
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