The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is in fact two cars in one, as experts put it – an out-of-this-world luxury sedan and an awe-inspiring sports car. The 640-horsepower vehicle is also a four-thousand-pound beast that can reach 60 miles per hour in less than 3.8 seconds.
It has a super-charged V8 engine that is a significantly updated version of the one used by other cars in the series. In fact it is the exact engine Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar currently uses.
And experts that took the car for a ride have only word of prize. One of those experts said that although the car is not “perfect” and that he doesn’t know how many laps can the road beast hold because journalists were only allowed a couple of hot laps, those laps were “memorable.” It is the perfect combination between an interior that perfectly cushions the driver and a monster hungry for speed on the exterior, another expert noted.
Auto Blog editors called their experience with The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V literally “epic” and “awesome.” They found that the only inconvenient the vehicle had was the humming sound of the supercharger doing its job. The interior was impressive with a lot of “shiny” leather and soft materials, but what impressed most in the inside was the steering wheel for how it improved the driver’s experience and the shift lever for doing its job without interfering with the driver.
“Cadillac’s V-squad of engineers seem more good than lucky. They’ve screwed together a rocketship sedan that ought to make big gains in its posh segment,”
concluded Auto Blog team.
Motor Authority believes that the car is the solid evidence that America’s luxury cars can rise from their ashes. Experts were quite impressed that, despite its size, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V could turn so smoothly, that its breaking was “shockingly” good, acceleration provided a sense of “endlessness,” while the grip was “neck-stretching.” Motor authority team concluded that the whole experience during driving was simply “breathtaking.”
Motor Trend pundits were impressed with the fuel savings and low gas emissions that surpass BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG’s, and the street performance that equals Porsche Cayman S.
The guys from Motor Trend even tested to see if the fuel economy was notable within the same series and found that improvements were “huge.” They also said that Cadillac might have built the car that perfectly combines menace, elegance, and power, a mix German automakers stubbornly refused to put a bet on.
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