Executive Sedan segment is always interesting to watch, even though we don’t see a new car every year. There’s one thing that make this class good, high performance version! We’ve seen how good BMW M5, how fast Mercedes E63 AMG, how stable Audi S/RS 6, and so on. From Unlce Sam country, there’s Cadillac CTS and the fast version, CTS-V.
This week, Caddy just announced the latest version of CTS-V which will make its rival freaking out. Why? Because under the hood, Cadillac’s engineer immerses Corvette Z06 engine, LT4 V8 6.2 liter. The horsepower of that machine is about 640 ponies and 855 Nm of torque. It’s not only makes the newest CTS-V as the most powerful Caddy ever produced, but also as the fastest car in its class. Compare to Mercedes E63 AMG which has 518 hp – 577 hp. A BMW M5 only produces 560 hp fro its 4.4 liter V8. The latest Audi RS6 can run with 553 hp engine. And a newcomer from UK, Jaguar XFR-S only gets 550 hp powertrain.
How about its performance on the road? Cadillac claims that this beast can run from 0 to 100 km/h in 3,7 seconds. And its top speed is around 322 km/h. The rear-wheel-drive car uses 8-speed automatic transmission (Sorry fellas, there’s no manual transmission option).
Cadillac’s designer has done a little change in exterior sector. Up front, we can see the honeycomb grille and bigger air dam. The hood now is made from carbon fiber and gets sportier look. From side of the car, CTS-V uses 19-inch alloy wheels and ‘V’ emblem near A-pillar. In rear, CTS-V comes with spoiler, diffuser, and 4 pieces of muffler.
On the interior, the four-door sedan gets sport seats wrapped in semi-aniline leather and suede. There’s an option for Recaro bucket seats, too. Moreover, you can choose 3 combination colors that’s offered, like Jet Black, Jet Black with Light Platinum accents, and Saffron with Jet Black accents. Another new stuff is a unique 12.3 inch instrument panel cluster with V-Series graphic.
2016 Cadillac CTS-V will make its debut at 2015 Detroit Auto Show next January.
Text: Andhika Pradityo