2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
- Competes with: BMW M3, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
- Looks like: One fast cheese grater
- Drivetrain: 556-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8; six-speed manual or automatic transmission
- Hits dealerships: Early summer 2010
If you have the need to hit 60 mph in under four seconds and like the looks of the upcoming CTS Coupe, the CTS-V Coupe is for you. The huge 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 needs a unique hood to cover its magnitude. The hump is one of the design elements that sets the CTS-V apart from the standard Coupe, along with a grille that allows twice the amount of air intake. Around back, the center-mounted exhaust gets beefed up, too.
19-inch wheels, front and rear body molding and a Saffron interior color are all unique to this version of the coupe. Like the CTS-V sedan, it also sports optional Recaro front seats and, more importantly, the same Magnetic Ride Control sport suspension along with Brembo brakes.
While it may seem like Cadillac is offering too many high-powered variants these days, BMW makes sure its M3 model is offered in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles.
More photos of the CTS-V Coupe can be found below.