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Lofty Price Tag for High-Performance Cadillac CTS-V

2016 model bigger, faster – and $11,000 more expensive.

by on Apr.30, 2015

The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is larger but also a lot more powerful, with a 640-hp V-8.

Cadillac’s new 640-horsepower CTS-V will not only be the brand’s most powerful model ever, but also its most expensive sedan ever, at $84,990 including delivery charges.

The third-generation performance sedan is aimed at some of the luxury segment’s toughest competitors, including the vaunted BMW M5. But while it delivers more muscle than the Bavarian performance sedan it remains far from certain consumers will accept the hefty price tag which is about $11,000 more than the outgoing version of the Caddy CTS-V.

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“V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac, a brand that now makes drivers’ cars at the highest level,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president, in a statement. “The new CTS-V is essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car with awe-inspiring performance.”


Chevy Gets First Rear-Drive Performance Sedan in Nearly Two Decades

New 2014 Chevrolet SS gets big send-off as Danica Patrick takes pole at Daytona.

by on Feb.18, 2013

The 2014 SS is Chevy's first performance sedan since the old Impala SS.

It was a big weekend for Chevrolet as the maker continues its push to restore it performance reputation.

With Danica Patrick providing headlines as she became the first woman to ever win pole position for the upcoming Daytona 500 in her Chevrolet, the Detroit maker used the Daytona speedway as a backdrop for the unveiling of its new 2014 Chevy SS model – the maker’s first rear-drive performance sedan since 1997.

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“The Chevrolet brand was largely built on the strength of rear-drive performance sedans, yet it’s been 17 years since we’ve offered one,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, during a preview at an airport hangar near the Daytone International Speedway. “The all-new Chevrolet SS fills that void and fills it better than any other vehicle in the brand’s rich history. The comfort, convenience, spaciousness and V-8 power make the SS a total performance package unlike any other on the road today.”