Though wed hardly consider the Cadillac CTS V-Series ordinary, itâ€™s clear this version is well beyond that performance CTS.
We last encountered the CTS Super V in testing at the NÃ¼rburgring (â€œSpied: Super V!, May 31, 2004), but this oneâ€"spotted recently by an alert spy shooterâ€"appears much closer to production-ready. Weâ€™re told itâ€™s the 2007 CTS Super V, and that it is powered by a 7.0-liter 505-hp LS7 V8 lifted directly from the Corvette Z06.
The Super V also features custom bodywork, huge rear tires, larger exhaust pipes and an engine sound unlike any other CTS.
With the new CTS slated for arrival as a 2008 model, speculation is that Cadillac will offer this exclusive model as a last hurrah for the exiting first-generation CTS.
If thatâ€™s not powerful enough, wait for the next-generation CTS Super V, which is rumored to be equipped with the LS9 engineâ€"a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 600 hp. But youâ€™ll be waiting at least until the 2010 or 2011 model year for that one.
for a picture