2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at 2010 Detroit Auto Show

2011CadillacCTSVCoupe

  • 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.

Comments 

I am a nobody from Oregon
I have the 2009 CTS-V sedan. The V rocks and if the coupe can get a below 3.9 in the 0-60 it is one fast production off line car.... NASTY

Got the bucks get one the sedan or coupe you will be happy

Pat

This car has impressive numbers but is butt ugly. Cadillac as a luxury brand has little cache when compared to the German and Japanese brands.

arni

..It's different..I'm torn on the look of this car..sometimes I like all the angles and creases..sometimes I think they're getting tiresome..but at least Caddy is taking some chances!..but the performance rocks!..the gas mileage probably doesn't!!

Zerf

I personally love the way it looks. You want round mushy design everyone else is making that...yawn. I drove a regular CTS at the New England Auto Show and loved it.

The back still feels a bit awkward trying to blend CTS styling into a coupe.

broq

Pat, the only Japanese brand that can match Cadillac in cache is Lexus, the the other two are not there yet (Acura probably wont ever be). And that is with the brand being asleep for the past couple of decades and the parent company having huge money issues. And as performance cars go, the CTS-V has the IS-F beat, I can't even remember the last time I saw that car mentioned anywhere.

Broq

RoyJ

The car has great performance numbers but is awkwardly designed and thus tough on the eyes. I can think of a lot of other cars I would rather buy than this Caddie. Additionally Caddie does not compete with Lexus on the cache meter unless you are at a retirement community in FL.

erik

doesnt compete Lexus? Jeese....sorry its sharp and muscular, not bubbly and boring toyota camry rebadge with more sound insulation and nice pastic.

broq

That same thing could be said for lexus. Besides the LS line which is amazing, the rest of the lineup is nothing special IMO.

Broq

YOING

I'm with Arni, some angles it looks good, others it looks like an oragami influenced brick. Vivibility is going to be aweful which has been a trend with GM's latest offerings.

The CTS is a rare sight where I live (because you can buy a German rival for the same money or less) so I'd expect to see this one even less.

DL

I agree with broq that Acura, Infiniti and, still to a large extent, Lexus are really "near-premium" brands that are clearly a step or two below the premium German brands of BMW and Mercedes. Cadillac is slipping but has a strong luxury tradition.

I think Pat's comment illustrates part of the problem with GM -- too many Americans have no pride in our own products like Cadillac. I suspect many people inside the company do not, either. Too bad, "Cadillac" used to mean something fancy and luxurious.

With regard to YOING's statement, the CTS-V outperforms the (about-to-be-replaced) M5 and costs at least $25k less, for example. The regular CTS, especially with steep discounts available, costs less than the 3-series (comparably equipped). Good luck getting a penny off on a new 3-series! I know because I was recently in the market for one. Reliability and otherwise is another issue.

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