Cadillac CTS-V Coupe review

         The CTS-V Coupe begins production this summer. Its suite of technical and performance elements includes Magnetic Ride Control, racing-bred Brembo brakes and an available automatic transmission with paddle-shift control. The CTS-V Coupe’s rear track is nearly an inch wider than the CTS-V Sport Sedan, adding to the car’s aggressive stance and enabling an extra measure of handling capability.

        The CTS Coupe will be fitted with only the 304 hps, 3.6 liters V-6, familiar as the Camaro’s base powerplant. The CTS-V will inherit its forebear’s drivetrain verbatim, notably the thunderous 556 hps, 6.2 liters V-8. Leone expects the V to wreak havoc on several Euro all stars, notably the Audi S5, the BMW M3, the Jaguar XKR, and the forthcoming Mercedes Benz E63 coupe.

           It can be had with a six speed automatic transmission, but the six speed manual is the only sane choice for a car with this kind of performance. Shifting feels a little rough, the linkage delivering a messy, mechanical feel, rather than the soft precision of a typical European manual transmission. 


          * Type of engine: supercharged V-8 engine
          * Horsepower: 556
          * Transmission: automatic
          * Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 3.9 seconds
          * Price (est): $63,000

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