2009 Cadillac CTS-V

2009-cadillac-cts-v Cadillac CTS-V.  That name is just a few years old, but already has the kind of bone-chilling effect that some other, much older names have.  You hear those letters and you know you’re talking about a fast car.  The previous generation was powered by a 400 HP LS6 – The Corvette Z06 engine.  For the all-new 2009 CTS-V, the Z06 engine wasn’t good enough, even though it sports 505 HP this time around.  Nope, not good enough for the M5 killer from Cadillac.

2009-cadillac-cts-v-side Instead of robbing from the Z06, the V designers had to step up their game, and go to the top.  All the way to the top, in fact.  The Corvette ZR-1.  The insane LSA engine found under the hood of the 09 CTS-V is derived from the LS9 in the ZR-1.  Man that’s a lot of letters.  Enough jabbering on about letters, what in the world does all this mean?  Take a look:

2009 Cadillac CTS-V Specs

  • 550 HP Supercharged 6.2 liter V8
  • 550 lb-ft of torque
  • Six speed auto or six speed manual
  • RWD only
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • 19″ wheels ( which are totally bad-ass for the record )

That’s right, Five Hundred and Fifty horsepower – this thing is insanely, ridiculously, stupid fast.  Pricing isn’t out yet, and I hate to speculate.  But expect M3 pricing with M5 performance.  Yes, it’s that good.

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Published on January 15, 2008 in Cadillac

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