A surprisingly powerful yet low-key model is coming up the driveway all the way from America. The new Cadillac CTS-V is sure to bring the focus back on sedans for all the right reasons. It sports a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which gives the beast just enough power to reach the impressive 200mph in just 3.6 seconds. The Corvette Z06 relies on the same engine, which also has 640 horsepower on an 8-speed, automatic, rear-wheel driver.
The car is large and spacious, but despite its dimensions it remains easy to manoeuvre and highly responsive. The powerful drive and luxurious setting put the Cadillac CTS-V right along the lines of other A-list brand models, like the E63 AMG, the $101,700 Mercedes-Benz , the $141,300 Porsche Panamera or the $94,100 BMW M5. Price tag for the CTS-V starts at $84,000, but once you add up all the absolute essentials, it will quickly top the $90,000 mark. Once you factor in the $2,300 performance seats, $595 red brake calipers, $900 19-inch wheels and a few other perks – the entry price beats even the Escalade.
There are some eye-catching changes in the interior design like the high-intensity headlamps that are shaped like elongated triangles and the small elegant spoiler. The Cadillac badge is slightly larger than in previous models – emblematic for one of the strongest automobiles to come from America in recent years. Steel quad tailpipes complete the edgy look and hint at the potential of the CTS-V.
The interior is modern and unique, in keeping with the rest of the design. There is a responsive touch screen console that allows you to control everything – from the volume of the speakers to the side mirrors and rear-view cameras. Other useful features include the remote vehicle start, passive entry, wireless charging and the dual-zone climate settings. The microfiber-covered wheel and sport alloy pedals are almost race-worthy and beautifully complete the interior ambiance.