The Americans are at it again with the creation of the newly updated Cadillac. It comes with the usual recipe which is a large V8 front engine and rear wheel drive. The Cadillac CTS-V has been made to keep the germans on hold while the CTS-V can outperform the German Rivals.
To be honest most American car models that tend to challenge the German packs fail almost everytime. This may include precision and performance. The CTS-V can argue with that because it has been fitted with a 6.2 L Supercharged V8 from a Corvette C7 Z06, producing a whooping 640 hp which is way more power than the Mercedes benz E63 AMG S.
The CTS-V can hit a top speed of 200 mph which means it can go to a point where a Lamborghini cannot go. This days American cars are a force to be reckon with. In the olden days, a mere American saloon couldn’t compete with a BMW M5 which I have to say it is one of the best saloon cars on the market.
Now the CTS-V has been added with advanced technological features like the magnetic ride control. To be honest this car looks very dangerous plus the noise is the thunder of a angry god.
This CTS-V is like one of those people who don’t care about how smart you are or how many technological equipment, it knows that it can destroy you real quick. The engine is mounted to a 8-speed automatic transmission. This helps the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds.
This is serious competition for the current E63 AMG S because if you were to compare the price tags, the Merc is more expensive than the CTS-V while the Merc top speed is limited to 155 mph and the CTS-V can go way faster than that.
The only advantage the Merc has is it will sell more because it is available in many regions while the CTS-V is only available for purchase in USA.
Considering the fuel economy the CTS-V is not really friendly towards the owners pockets because it does just 17 L/100 km. So if were considering to buy the CTS-V, you need to think about your financial state because petrol may just be your first priority!
It comes with all the equipment any buyer might recquire like heated seats, a full infointainment touchscreen, a/c, bluetooth and many other features. The exterior is what keeps me excited everytime I take a look at this car. The body is tuned to a really aggresive look whilst the rear shows those big twin exhuasts which haul the best sounds any mere mortal might adore. Comes standard with sunroof, Daytime running lights and 19 inch sporty aluminium wheels.
This car is not available in South Africa and I just wish it was. I guess South African will just have to stick to the Germans saloons. The CTS-V is tbe american muscle money can buy. I really like it.
GCR rating- 7/10… Very powerful and fast but not so economical!!