- Key Competitors: BMW M3 Coupe, Porsche 911 Carrera, Jaguar XKR, Audi S5.
- Power: Supercharged 6.2L V8 – 556-hp / 551 lb-ft.
- Transmission: 6-speed manual dual-disc clutch, 6-speed automatic (with paddle shifters).
- Performance: 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
- Availability: Summer 2010.
- Pricing: TBA.
The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V was one high-performance sedan that Detroit could be extremely proud of. In the words of Jeremy Clarkson: “While the BMW M5 may be more satisfying, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V smashes the M5 in pricing and on the Nurburgring, bringing in a time of 7:59.” He also said that the CTS-V sedan would be the perfect car of the Stig.
Now we have a coupe version of the CTS-V, which makes us wonder if it will live up to the success of the sedan. Right off the bat, the CTS-V Coupe seems to outperform the BMW M3 Coupe in terms of performance figures, bringing in a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds (the M3 Coupe does it in 4.5 seconds). When compared to high-end sports cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo, the CTS-V Coupe stands out in terms of offering high-performance at a lower price point (of course, it won’t cost more than $100,000). The 500-hp 911 Turbo, which starts at $132,800 goes from rest to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
We really think GM has a winner on their hands with the CTS-V Coupe, but we’ll see how it stands up to the competition (we’re eagerly waiting on some Nurburgring lap times) when it hits roads this summer.
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