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The Caddy that Zigs, Zags, and Makes Tails Wag

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Cadillac CTS-V CoupeUnless you've been living under a rock, or really just aren't into cars, you've seen pictures of the beautiful all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V Coupes. Striking, bold and elegant, this Caddy single-handedly fixes everything that is wrong with the American automotive industry with it's agressive NFL lineman-like stance, shiny chrome accents and none-too-subtle hints at the performance abilities hiding beneath.

The regular old CTS Coupe is cool and all, but let's be real...it's all about the CTS-V. 556hp V8? Check. Six speed manual transmission? Oh yeah. 0-60 in...what!? 3.9 seconds!? Ok, a Ferrari California does it in 3.5. That's pretty close performance considering that the Caddy is hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper.The supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V-8 puts out 551 tire shredding lb-ft of tourque to the rear tires. What does it feel like? Don't know yet.

Shamefully, I'm writing the "review before the review" (thanks cast of "Jersey Shore"). But I think it'll be a good one. The good folks at Cadillac are hosting a V-Series Performance Driving Lab at Mazda Laguna Seca in a few weeks, and yours truly will be there trying to get these things as sideways as possible. So look for my follow up review in a few weeks...if my hands aren't still shaking from the adrenaline.

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  1. I agree that the CTS is injecting some life again into the dull American automotive market. I think Cadillac was generally thought of as an "old person's car", similar to the Oldsmobile etc but Cadillac has gained so many young fans with the CTS. I've been seeing lots of CTS's on the roads here in Socal and I have to say it's a rather striking car; bold, aggressive and from what I've been reading quite a bit of hp too.
     
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  2. I totally agree Chicago Cadillac. It's becoming cool to buy American again! Not only is the CTS able to be mentioned in the same breath as BMW, Lexus and Infiniti, but the CTS-V can be mentioned along with M5 and E63. Who saw that coming?
     
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