Cadillac CTS-V

General Motors of United States manufactures the famous Cadillac V-series model, Cadillac CTS-V. It was introduced in 2004, and was a high performance vehicle. The production of the model has been started in 2004 and is still continuing. The Assembly of the Company is situated at Lansing, Michigan. The features of the vehicle varied with the subsequent generations.

The first generation came into existence from the year 2004 and lasted up to 2007. In this generation, CTS sedan hit the market with GM performance that consists of GM LS engine V8 as well as Tremec manual transmission. During the period of 2006 to 2007, LS6 engine has been replaced by the new LS2 engine. It includes a strong rear differential and half shaft design. Cadillac CTS-V is the first one that gives a good competition to BMW’s Motorsport division, Mercedes Benz’s AMG division and Audi’s S-and RS-Series luxury cars, and comes with a wheelbase of 113.1 inches. The length of the vehicle was 191.5 inches, while the width of the vehicle was 70.6 inches and the height was about 57.3 inches. First generation model was related to Cadillac CTS, SRX and STS.

The second generation was manufactured from 2009 and the production work was continuing. This model also consists of GM Sigma II platform. 2009 CTS-V comprises of a supercharged 6.2 liter LSA V-8 engine. It provides the power of 556 hp with a torque of 747 N-m. The vehicle have dual clutch flywheel along a short-throw shifter that consists of six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. CTS-V has a Delphi Corporation’s MagneRide technology for improving the features in the department of comforts and handling the vehicle. Magnetorheological fluid is packed in the dampers of the vehicle for adjusting the sensors reading that occurs in between 1 ms intervals. 2009 CTS-V length is increased to 191.6 inches. The width and height of the vehicle are 72. 5 and 58 inches respectively.

2009 CTS-V has been made available in the market from 1 November, 2008 at a price of $59,995. The second generation gives a record pick up of 0-60 mph speed in 3.9 seconds officially and quarter mile with a speed of 118 mph in 12 seconds.

CTS-V has made a speed record lap time of 7:59:32 at the Nurburgring Nordschleife that proved to be the fastest time for sedans in factory tires. For its features, 2009 CTS-V was nominated for the Car and Driver 10 Best Cars list.