We told you it was coming back in December, and now it has arrived. In an April 29 press release, Cadillac formally announced that the new CTS-V is available for order. We saw the first production model (VIN 001) sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, and as we reported Jan. 21, all $170,000 paid for the car by Rick Hendrick was donated to charity.
In the release, the production data is confirmed. Under the hood is the Corvette Z06’s LT4 powertrain. The supercharged 6.2-liter V8 makes 640 hp and 630 lb-ft, which place it far in front of its German competitors. With the ability to reach 60 mph from a standstill in 3.7 seconds, it is the most powerful car in Cadillac’s 112 year history. Top speed is listed at 200 mph, but with this level of power it might be capable of more.
As in previous generations, Brembo brakes and magnetic ride control keep the car composed in any situation. New this time around is a rear-mounted transaxle. Borrowing more technology from Corvette, this is the first time Cadillac has mounted their transmission at the rear of the car. With a base price of $83,995, it is by far the most affordable sedan at this level of power.
If that price doesn’t suit you, also announced in this release is the ATS-V. It will enter production slightly before big brother, and feature a 464 hp twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6. Built on the same Alpha platform as the upcoming Camaro, the smallest Cadillac will also pack a punch. Zero to 60 mph arrives in 3.9 seconds, with pricing starting at $60,465.
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These two new V-models represent the state of the art in American supercars, and production will begin in a few weeks. For more information, visit your local Cadillac dealer and stay tuned to Autofluence for more V-series updates, and be sure to check out the gallery of CTS-V photos below.
If the CTS-V and ATS-V aren’t quite the Cadillacs for you, be sure to take a look through our exclusive listings, and find the perfect fit for your collection.