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IMSA wins will be celebrated with release of Championship Editions for 2018 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V

Over the past racing season, Cadillac has seen a wealth of success on the track. In fact, they took home the IMSA Weather Tech championship for the 2017 season. On one hand, Konica Minolta took home the Team championship; and on the other hand, brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor brought home the Driver’s championship. To celebrate their success on the track, the American automaker will offer a couple of minimally modified performance vehicles to mark this occasion.

Having said that, it will be the ATS-V coupe and sedan, as well as the CTS-V sedan that will be getting a special Championship Edition to celebrate the success. Customers can choose from two exterior finishes including Black Raven or Crystal White Tricoat.

To make it stand out from the rest of the models, it gets unique side view mirrors caps finished in Red Obsession. It also gets DPi-V.R. graphics on the quarter windows, red Brembo brake calipers, and forged polish-finished alloy V-Series wheels. All the red bits and pieces will definitely make it stand out from the rest. Don’t you think?

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2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is perfect for winter, deliveries begin in September

The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V sedan will be getting a new paint job that will give it a unique icy feel. Dubbed the Glacier Metallic Edition, this special model was built in celebration of Cadillac’s 115-year history. That’s why only 115 examples will be built. When looking at this high performance four-door sedan with its cool light grey exterior, you will be reminded of an overcast winter afternoon.

Moving into the mechanical bits, the limited-edition CTS-V will have the same set up as the standard models. This means that it will still be getting the 6.2 liter V8 that produces 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts) and 630 pound-feet (855 Newton metres) of torque, that will work hand in hand with an eight-speed automatic gearbox giving power to the rear wheels.

As expected, the CTS-V Glacier Edition will be quite expensive, with an asking price of $103,885 including destination. For comparison’s sake, the standard version of the sedan starts at $87,990 - that is an additional $15,895 for the special edition model.

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Video: Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous Plus breaks quarter-mile record by running 10.726 seconds

Meet the fastest-accelerating four-door production car in the planet. No, it is not a Lamborghini, a Ferrari or a Porsche. It is an updated Tesla Model S. This was proven during a recent drag race against a Cadillac CTS-V.

Actually, the Model S is already certified as the quickest four-door production car when it managed to complete the quarter-mile run in just 10.76 seconds in September 2016. This particular Model S is the top-of-the-range P100D version that employs a 100-kWh battery pack and the game-changing Ludicrous mode. In theory, the Model S P100D with Ludicrous could go as quickly as 2.5 seconds in the zero to 60 mph sprint. In the September quarter-mile run, an industrial generator was used by a team of Tesla enthusiasts in order to achieve the absolute best time possible -- by doing drag runs at 100-percent state of charge.

But recently, Tesla Motors launched a software update for the P100D version – the Ludicrous Plus. This update furthers unlocks the capabilities of the Tesla Model S P100D. When the Ludicrous Plus mode is activated – done by pressing the “Ludicrous” button on the settings screen for five seconds – the temperature of the 100-kWh battery pack is raised to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, the max power output from the electric motors of the Tesla Model is further increased by an estimated 30 hp.

Read the entire article Video: Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous Plus breaks quarter-mile record by running 10.726 seconds

2016 Cadillac CTS-V now available in the US with a $83,995 price tag

Cadillac’s dealerships in the U.S. can now take your orders for the next-generation 2016 CTS-V, which is set to be launched in the later part of summer with a starting price of $83,995. The all-new 640hp high-performance sedan is the first of two V-series models to arrive in the market this year. It comes after the more compact ATS-V coupe and sedan, which is set to be launched in late spring.

The new 2016 V-Series models signify a major expansion of Cadillac’s exclusive high-performance line. The new V-Series cars can also now attract a wider range of drivers by showing off two separate personalities, price ranges, and size categories. The CTS-V can accelerate from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 200mph, earning it the title of the most powerful car ever in Cadillac’s history.

Dealers are now ready to take orders for the 2016 CTS-V. For more information, go to Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said that the V-Series stands for the “pinnacle” of the brand, which is now capable of making cars “at the highest level.”

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Cadillac’s dealers in the United States have started accepting orders for the next-generation 2016 CTS-V high-performance sedan that will be launched in late summer. The CTS-V will be the second of two all-new V-Series models that will arrive in the US this year after the smaller ATS-V coupe and sedan.

The CTS-V is powered by a 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine that offers 640 hp (477 kW) of output and 630 lb-ft (855 Nm) of torque -- essentially higher than those offered by the Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-series 4.4L TwinPower V-8.

The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers full manual control via steering wheel paddles. These high power specs allow the CTS-V to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and to achieve a top speed of 200 mph.

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Ahead of 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac introduced its new 2016 CTS-V a.k.a. its most powerful vehicle in the brand’s 112-year history. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V arrives with 640 hp (477 kW) and 855 Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque. As a result, the new high-performance sedan is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, while top speed is 200 mph or 320 km/h.

Just like the 2015MY Corvette Stingray, the new CTS-V uses the new 8L90 automatic transmission that offers full manual control via the steering wheel paddles. According to the official press release, the CTS-V uses the same 114.6-inch (2,910 mm) wheelbase used by the standard model, but has wider front and rear footprints that enhance grip and reduce body motion.

Power is delivered to the road through the 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Super Sport tires. Behind the wheels, there is a Brembo brake system that includes two-piece 15.3-inch-diameter (390 mm) front rotors with staggered six-piston calipers and 14.3-inch-diameter (365 mm) rear rotors with four-piston calipers.

Read the entire article 2016 Cadillac CTS-V officially unveiled with 6.2-liter V8 and 640 hp

Just as we told you in this article, Cadillac unveiled today a special edition of the 2015 CTS-V Coupe. For those who don’t know, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe made its debut back in 2010 the new special edition marks the five-year run of the current model. Cadillac will only build 500 limited-edition cars during the second half of 2014.

Each unit will feature Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and 556-horsepower (415kW) supercharged V8 engine. The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition comes with a new Ebony interior with red contrast stitching, Recaro performance seats, metal pedals, Midnight Sapele wood trim, microfiber suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The exterior features a dark-finish V grille, satin graphite wheels and red brake calipers. Pricing for the special edition 2015 CTS-V Coupe starts at $72,195, including a $995 destination charge and $1,300 gas guzzler tax.

Read the entire article Cadillac presents the 2015 CTS-V Coupe Special Edition, announces next-generation V-Series

Cadillac is planning building a limited-edition CTS-V coupe for the 2015 model year. Details of the 2015 model – which should end a five-year run of the current model that allowed Cadillac gain back credibility among consumers – will be disclosed to dealers in a few weeks, according to spokesman David Caldwell.

Cadillac introduced the current-generation CTS-V coupe in 2010. He said that Cadillac parent General Motors is expecting to build "a few hundred" units before ending output by the fall. The 2015 V-series run, however, include the current-generation CTS-V wagon and sedan, which production will end sometime this summer, Caldwell said.

He said that Cadillac is planning on how it would manage the transition, noting that the V series is “very important to the brand." Cadillac is planning to roll out the next-generation CTS high-performance models as early as next spring.

Read the entire article Plans for limited-edition 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe unveiled

Cadillac will be launching two new special-edition models based on the supercharged CTS-V next month. Cadillac makes this move even when an all-new Cadillac CTS is expected to be released very soon. The first special-edition model is dubbed the CTS-V Silver Frost, which uses the CTS-V’s angular sheetmetal in a matte silver paint.

GM claims that it is durable but it has to be hand-washed. This paint package is available just with the CTS-V coupe, which will only have 100 samples built. The CTS-V coupe has a base price of $65,410, but with the Silver Frost treatment, it costs $4,000 higher. However, the final price could slightly vary depending on what other optional features are included.

By early March, the Silver Frost cars will be arriving at dealerships. Orders for the second limited-edition CTS-V will also start to be taken by next month. The Stealth Blue cars come with a distinctive periwinkle-like hue that has a gloss metallic finish. If they want it, buyers may ask for the unique “Twilight Blue” leather seating. Choosing the Stealth Blue package adds $6200 to the $65,410 price of a CTS-V coupe, sedan or wagon.

Read the entire article Cadillac reveals CTS-V Sedan Stealth Blue, CTS-V Coupe Silver Frost editions

The latest creation from Houston’s Hennessey Performance Engineering that it based on the Cadillac CTS-V boasts a whopping output of 1066 hp and 964 lb-ft. Hennessey designed the vehicle to offer this much power, which is actually double what the stock CTS-V can deliver. To attain this amazing horsepower, it required more than some pulley change or a fast chip-tune.

VR1200 dropped the factory-issue CTS-V twin-screw supercharger and instead, it has 427 cubic inches (7.0 liters) and twin turbochargers.

A three-minute video was released by the company. It included a slide show of the various angles taken of the VR1200 as well as a short dyno footage. The soundtrack used was fittingly dark and menacing.

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Tuning firm Hennessey designed a package for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe that boosts its power but makes it lighter. Cadillac’s vehicles are known to be robust and hulking, but after Hennessey is done with the modifications, consumers will have to change their perception of the CTS-V Coupe (regarded as its “athlete” vehicle).

There would only be 12 units that will be built of the Cadillac CTS Hennessey V1000. Hennessey wants these vehicles to be “adrenaline pumps” and will be using a twin-turbocharged 427ci LS V8 engine. It has an output of 1000hp at 6.400rpm, enabling the car to accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 230mph (370km/h).

Aside from the modifications to the GM V8, the clutch and brakes will be improved too. Hennessey built a widebody kit using carbon fiber that’s expected to decrease the weight of the Cadillac V coupe by 200 lbs (about 90 kg). It’s likely that the new version will feature several carbon fiber elements too.

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This spring will see the arrival of the new Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition, featuring exclusive tri-coat paint as well as an array of popular performance options. Available in the CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon models, the Black Diamond Edition employs JDSU’s proprietary SpectraFlair pigment.

Cadillac will be the first carmaker in North America to employ the pigment from JDSU, whose pigments are also used in certain DuPont paints supplied to the premium automaker. As applied on the CTS-V special edition, the “Black Diamond” tri-coat paint features embedded SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment, thereby giving it added dimension.

The SpectraFlair pigment in Black Diamond employs aluminum flakes encapsulated in magnesium fluoride, thereby giving birth to a paint with a diamond-like sparkle when light hits the surface from any angle. Michelle Killen, Cadillac exterior paint designer, described the CTS-V Black Diamond Edition as a finely crafted, tailored tuxedo.

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The CTS-V coupe race car, the latest evolution of the Cadillac CTS, was tested at the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on January 17. Drivers Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim did the test run. The problem is that the company didn’t reveal how the car performed, which is unusual and seems to indicate that General Motors has something to hide.

The model is actually being prepared to join the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT, which kicks off on March 25 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac, said that getting back to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a “great way“ to showcase the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe.

Read the entire article 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car hits the track at Sebring International

Prior to the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, which will open its doors next week, GM released today the first photos with the CTS-V Coupe race car.

Set to make its world debut on January 19, the car was announced last month and GM said that it will re-enter the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT racing series for the 2011 season, which begins March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Behind the wheel, we will find Johnny O'Connell, a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series, and Andy Pilgrim, who won the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class.

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Cadillac announced that it will return to racing in 2011 with a new race-prepared version of the CTS-V Coupe. The new car will race in the Car Club of America World Challenge known as North America’s top production-based racecar series.

This new car marks the return of Cadillac brand to a series where it used to compete from 2004 to 2007. For those who don’t know, using a CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac won the Manufacturer’s Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver’s Championship in 2005.

The new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe racecar will be built in partnership with Pratt & Miller, a New Hudson, Mich., engineering company specialized in motorsports.

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Cadillac's 2009 CTS-V with its 556 hp ultimate performance major engine will begin production this month and witness preliminary sales beginning early November.

This is the most recent of the V-series of extremely impressive performance models which intends to reach the top of the list of the world's most coveted cars, and having a bottom price of $59,995 (EUR44,700) in the American market.

Patterned after the highly celebrated CTS sports sedan, the CTS-V model displays the brand's benchmark of outstanding technology and design.

Read the entire article Pricing for the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V starts at $59,995

Finally! Cadillac revealed today the 2011 CTS-V Coupe, a new car set to make its debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The CTS-V Coupe marries our most potent and sophisticated technology with our most dramatic production design. This combination of visual and technical attributes is designed to create a very compelling choice for luxury sports car consumers, said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager.

Based on the CTS-V Sport Sedan, the new coupe is about two inches (51 mm) lower, its overall length is two inches (51 mm) shorter and it shares only the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille. Other key design features include the classic hardtop styling with no conventional B-pillar, a faster windshield angle (62.3 degrees) and a nearly horizontal backglass, touch-pad operation for the doors, signature lighting, highlighted with LED light pipes, signature center high-mounted stop lamp which acts as a rear spoiler and an aerodynamic roof-mounted antenna for OnStar and XM Satellite Radio.

Under the hood we find the powerful LSA 6.2L supercharged V8 engine (found also on the CTS-V Sport Sedan) capable to deliver an impressive 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm). With these numbers the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The impressive engine features an intercooled Eaton supercharger system, premium aluminum-alloy cylinder heads and numerous details designed in order to make it smoother as possible. Also, it is mated to a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a dual-disc clutch and a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control.

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Prior to the New York Auto Show, General Motors revealed today the brand new Cadillac CRS-V Sport Wagon, foreshadowing the next addition to its V-Series performance line. The new car carries the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine found also on the sedan and coupe, capable to deliver an impressive 556 hp.

The new CTS-V Sport Wagon offers six-speed automatic and manual transmissions and thanks to its powerful engine it pushes out 551 lb-ft of torque.

With these numbers, the car is capable to hit 60 mph in less than four seconds, which is in line with the rest of its V siblings. Despite its dimensions, the car loads on only about 200 pounds over the sedan.

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Cadillac announced today that the pricing for its all new 2011 CTS Coupe will start at $38,990, including destination charge.The new car which will go on sale in early August in the U.S. will be available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive and will come as standard with the 3.6-liter Direct Injection V6 engine capable to deliver 304 hp.

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will come with a price tag of $62,990 including destination charge and will include the powerful LSA 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine capable to deliver 556 hp.

The CTS-V Coupe will come as standard with paddle shift controls, Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control and 19-inch wheels wrapped in high performance tires.

Read the entire article 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe priced from $38,990! CTS-V Coupe starting at $62,990!

The new Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon -- the next addition to athletic V-Series of the American luxury brand -- was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show. The CTS-V Sport Wagon, which will be launched later this year, is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that can deliver 556 hp of max motive power. For the debut of a special version of the wagon dubbed as a show car, Cadillac will use the bright lights of New York.

This model won't go into production but some of its outfittings might be used for future trim packages. The show car is featured with a unique rear fascia and upper spoiler.

The new Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon rounds out the CTS line, which can loosely be considered as a sub-brand for Cadillac. This car joins the landmark sedan, which has contributed to the brand's rebirth through design and performance, and the coupe which will launch this summer. All versions also now have V editions. Cadillac seeks to position its performance line similar to BMW's vaunted M models.

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