CTS Super V

Started by Chris Cummings, March 28, 2006, 08:51:35 AM

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Chris Cummings

From Autoweek.com:

Though wed hardly consider the Cadillac CTS V-Series ordinary, it’s clear this version is well beyond that performance CTS.

We last encountered the CTS Super V in testing at the Nürburgring (“Spied: Super V!, May 31, 2004), but this oneâ€"spotted recently by an alert spy shooterâ€"appears much closer to production-ready. We’re told it’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 that’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 you’ll be waiting at least until the 2010 or 2011 model year for that one.

See:
http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060328/FREE/60327014/1065 TARGET=_blank>http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060328/FREE/60327014/1065

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Chris Cummings
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Mike #19861


 Yes, this certainly looks production ready. I have heard rumours of such a car for some time now. Maybe it will finally happen.

 I wonder what the production will be. Probably lower than the 5000 units allocated for the CTS-v now. Those engines are all hand built and very low production.

 Mike