2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Revealed Ahead of Premier
After the long wait, the new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is finally here and it is an absolute beast. Looking like it just ate your neighbor’s M3, with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine putting out 556 horsepower and 551 ft-lb of torque, it can probably dominate anything in your local municipality (unless you live in Newport Beach).
This is the most powerful engine Cadillac has ever offered in a production car and propels the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Transmission options include a Tremac dual-disc six-speed manual and a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The official introductions will comes next week at the 2010 North American International Auto Show taking place in Detroit.
The design aesthetic is sleek and aggressive with several enhancements that immediately set it apart from the other members of its family. A special grill effectively doubles the car’s intake and a symmetric hood bulb makes room for the massive supercharger caged beneath. In addition, the front and rear fascia has been updated for better aerodynamics and the exhaust sytem steps up to twin pipes.
Performance is the name of the game and Cadillac reworked every detail for their new luxury sports coupe. With all of the car’s heft, Cadillac turned to Brembo to engineer some serious stopping power. As such, the car is outfitted with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers in the rear. The slotted and vented rotors sitting behind the 19-inch aluminum wheels make for an impressive showing. The standard suspension system is none other than Cadillac’s stellar Magnetic Ride Control platform.
Inside the new CTS-V Coupe, there is the ubiquitous 2+2 configuration with the front passengers comfortably seated in 14-way Recaro seats. Faux-suede microfiber is used on the seat inserts, shifter and steering wheel and a new color option, Saffron, is now available. The center stack, console and door trim is finished in Obsidian black and hand-stitching adds a touch of elegance to areas such as the instrument panel. Cadillac is known for its technological advancements and the infotainment system doesn’t disappoint with a 40-gig hard-drive, deployable nav screen and Bose sound system with integrated Bluetooth.
The new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will go on sale this summer. No pricing information has been released. Check back for more info as we will be on hand and providing full coverage of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.