/2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Unveiled

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Unveiled

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Cadillac has decided to let us catch a glimpse of the CTS Coupe V-series, before it goes on stage at 2010 Detroit Motor Show. The CTS-V Coupe features all the sporty elements of the sedan version, which are even sportier here considering the magnificent shape of the car specially at the back. It also gets the same supercharged V8 engine.

The visual differences of the V-Coupe over the standard model include modified front bumper and grille, new muscular hood with a raised center section which is there to make space for the supercharger unit and 19-inch cast aluminum wheels. The back-end of the car is unique with its sharp and edgy lines and CTS Coupe’s twin central exhausts.

Other key design features include:

  • Classic hardtop styling, with no conventional B-pillar
  • Touch-pad operation for the doors removes the need for conventional door handles
  • Faster windshield angle (62.3 degrees) and a nearly horizontal backglass enable an aerodynamic profile
  • Signature vertical lighting, highlighted with LED light pipes
  • Signature center high-mounted stop lamp functions as a rear spoiler
  • Aerodynamic roof-mounted antenna for OnStar and XM Satellite Radio

As for the interior, the CTS-V Coupe is a very feature rich car. It comes with an exclusive new Saffron color option, providing a contrasting color accent carried on the seat inserts, as well as the stitching, which highlights the craftsmanship of the instrument panel, center console, door trim and 14-way adjustable performance seats. The car’s integrated center stack is trimmed in Obsidian black material that is also applied to the center console and door trim. The trimming is garnished with hand-stitched leather and microfiber.

There’s no shortage of high-tech stuffs either, you get a 40-gigabyte hard drive, advanced navigation system with a deployable screen and Bose digital surround audio, as well as factory-installed Bluetooth phone integration. All in all, the cabin of this car seems to be a nice place to be in.

But the best part of every V-series Caddy is indeed the supercharged V8 under the bonnet. This 6.2 liter LSA power plant generates 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm), mated to either a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a dual-disc clutch or a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control, enabling the car to accelerate to 60 mph from stand still in just 3.9 seconds! It is exhilarating performance.

To keep this massive power under control GM offer the latest edition of its Magnetic Ride Control with this car. They say that thanks to its sensors in all four wheels, this system “reads the road” every millisecond, making constant adjustments to damping to create virtually instantaneous and extremely precise control of body motions.

You also get Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 high performance tires as well as Brembo power braking package, all promising a fantastic drive. So the CTS-V Coupe seems to be a delicious recipe, except for the looks, which might not appeal to every body.

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