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Cadillac Has Plans to Grow V-Series Performance Line-Up

But forget the Escalade-V. Some models are off-limits.

by on Apr.21, 2015

The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe arrives track-capable from the factory, powered by a twin-turbocharged engine rated at 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

Cadillac will put two tire-spinning models on the road in the months ahead, the latest additions to its V-Series line-up. But the launch of the 2016 Caddy ATS-V and CTS-V will mark just the beginning of what could become a significant line-up of high-performance products to be introduced by the end of the decade.

General Motors’ flagship brand is setting out on the most rapid rollout of new products in its history, with eight new models – five targeting all-new market segments – due to debut before the end of the decade. And a number of those could get V-Series spinoffs, senior officials told following a test drive of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V in Austin, Texas.

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“The ‘V’ will be on more models than today,” said Dave Leone, Caddy’s chief engineer, quickly stressing that not every product in the Cadillac line-up will get the distinctive badge marking the performance sub-brand. (more…)

Cadillac Muscles Up With Limited-Edition CTS-V Coupe

The “last chapter,” as all-new V-Series debuts next year.

by on May.12, 2014

The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe gives aficionados something drive until the maker introduces a V-Series line-up next year.

Cadillac is saying “out with the old” in a way that performance drivers might appreciate. The luxury maker is launching a limited-edition version of the CTS-V Coupe for 2015 that it calls the “last chapter” for the current two-door, and a placeholder for the all-new V-Series line-up it is promising to introduce next year.

The CTS Coupe itself is a holdover, a two-door version of the previous-generation luxury sedan that Cadillac recently updated. The maker has been providing mixed signals about whether it actually will have a new version of the CTS Coupe in the future. For now, it is focusing the spotlight on the smaller 2015 ATS Coupe it introduced at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

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But the CTS Coupe has plenty of fans who appreciate its aggressively angular design, arguably the most aggressive to emerge from the Cadillac styling studios since the maker adopted its distinctive Art & Science design language a decade ago. (more…)

First Official Pics: 2011 Cadillac CTSv Coupe

Set for NAIAS debut next week.

by on Jan.05, 2010

The v-version of Cadillac's new 2011 CTS Coupe has the marque's most powerful engine ever.

The pics make it official.  As first reported, more than a month ago, Cadillac will introduce a new member of its performance v-Series line-up at next week’s North American International Auto Show, the CTSv Coupe.

The base Coupe hasn’t even hit the road yet, but the photos reveal some notable differences between the so called “base” car and performance version, starting with the chromed mesh grille that reportedly doubles the 2-door’s intake air volume.  You’ll also notice the raised center of the hood, which provides clearance for the supercharger, as well as dedicated new front and rear fascias.  The 2011 Cadillac CTSv Coupe’s rear track is an inch wider than the CTS sedan’s, giving it a more aggressive stance.

Like the standard-edition Cadillac CTS Coupe, the v-model’s exhaust is centered inside the rear fascia, but with unique twin outlets. The CTSv Coupe rolls out on 19-inch cast aluminum wheels, either painted or polished, with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 performance tires.  There are Brembo brakes at all four corners – six-piston calipers up front, four-piston calipers in the rear.


But what really matters is the fast-beating heart of the car, and the Cadillac CTSv Coupe shares its engine with the CTSv sedan, a 556-horsepower, supercharged V8.  The 6.2-liter powerplant makes a blinding 551 pound-feet of torque and is the most powerful engine ever offered by Cadillac.  The maker claims a 0 to 60 time of just 3.9 seconds, which puts it into supercar range.