Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
POSTED: Friday, July 8, 2011 - 6:32pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:47am
Cadillac has done something wonderful…again. In an effort to make sure you forget all about coupe DeVilles and Eldorados, they have taken their prettiest car and their fastest car, and allowed them an unsupervised conjugal visit.
The resulting offspring is only the most brutal high performance coupe you can find for under $70,000. In fact, if your buddy at the country club who spend $40,000 more for his ultra-exclusive BMW M6 super coupe, dares to race you, he will find himself arriving at 60 miles per hour a full half second after you.
That’s right, this F-16 disguised as a Cadillac will reach 60 in 3.9-seconds, and the V-10 in the Big Bimmer has only 500-horsepower versus the 556 in the supercharged Caddy 6.2-liter V8. And though the V8 version of the M6 is roughly the same price, it’s about 140-horsepower down on ponies. In fact, the V-12 in the $186,000 Aston Martin DB9 is only 470-horsepower.
Looks like James Bond should go American.
By the way, the top speed is 190 miles per hour, which neither you or I will ever see due to a basic lack of courage.
In short, this is Cadillac that will peel back your eyelids with all the windows up, offer every luxury your hedonistic little heart can desire, and still make the kid at the car wash take a deep breath.
The CTS-V Coupe handles like a 4200 - pound quarterhorse. If you ever owned a slot car racing set as a kid and wondered what if would be like to sit in one…this is it. The monstrous Brembo brakes inside the 19-inch wheels stop this car somewhere around yesterday. And the sound from the throaty twin exhaust is only slightly sexier than a phone call from Angelina Jolie.
All this fun starts at $62,000 and change, and that makes it the best performance bargain for 4 passengers on the planet Earth. Motor Trend calls it the best American 2-door sports sedan ever.
If it’s not, then show me what is. So, what are you listening to me for? Why aren’t you buying one…you know, now?