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.
When it comes to design, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V features a lightweight carbon fiber hood fitted with an air-extracting vent as well as unique front and rear fascias, with larger grille openings in the front fascia.
Moreover, the vehicle gets wider fenders, new side sills as well as an aero-optimized rear spoiler.
As an option, Cadillac will offer the Carbon Fiber package that includes a more aggressive front splitter, hood vent, rear diffuser and spoiler. Inside, the CTS-V gets Recaro performance front seats, a 12.3-inch instrument panel cluster display, Navigation with Bose Surround Sound audio, Wireless inductive phone charging, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot as well as CUE with Bluetooth connectivity with natural voice recognition. Three color combinations are offered for the interior: Jet Black, Jet Black with Light Platinum accents and Saffron with Jet Black accents.