Maybe one of the biggest stars on the 2015 Detroit Auto Show the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is set to make its live debut on January 12th and it comes in the form of a performance sedan from Cadillac and man we are hyped to see this beauty in live action as soon as possible. As the event is nearing towards us, it’s also hard to ignore all of the other new cool models that are also going to be unveiled at the North American car show.
Imagine just what’s under the hood of this beauty, yes, it’s exactly what you wished for. Inside lies the LT4 small-block V8 from the 2015 Corvette Z06, supercharger. You read that right, a Corvette engine and it runs on 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft (855 Nm) all this power coming from the rear wheels. In terms of cog-swapping you got yourself an automatic the 8L90 eight-speed automatic to be precise that at the same time is smooth and brutal.
The sprint of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is as quoted 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) for an impressive 3.7 seconds. Seeing these statistics we can joyfully say that this mean machine can go head to head with more powerful monsters such as the 707 HP 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
All of the the damping duties are run by the third-gen Magnetic Ride Control suspension. Suspension revisions is also abound. New bushings and a stiffer stabilizer bar in the front give the car 20 percent greater roll stiffness; in the rear, the five-link setup has been beefed up with stiffer cradle mounts, bushings, and a stiffer stabilizer bar. Spring rates have been increased all around, and of course the Magnetic Ride Control.
Safety first, and of course ride quality is also very important. But when you know that you got a 640 horsepower monster machine in front of you some thing are more important than other, like the sound that beast makes. We squeaked like little girls with Barbies when we first heard the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan roar. The small-block V8 + blower literally blows the BMW M5.
Furthermore, the American performance sedan is 4,145 pounds (1,880 kg) heavy, while the F10-gen M5 tips the scales at 4,287 lbs (1,945 kg). European cars almost always win over the public with the classy look and very powerful performance that BMW and Mercedes through out the years. But the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V that will arrive in US dealerships in the summer of 2015, furthermore blurs the line between European and American cars and we can see the grand sedan the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is in the video below.