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cadillac introduced the 2016 cts-v, the most powerful product in the brand's 112-year history and the newest entry in the elite class of the world's highest-performing luxury cars.
launching in late summer with 640 horsepower (477 kw), 630 lb-ft of torque (855 nm) and a top speed of 200 mph, the new cts-v reaches higher than its predecessors, leading cadillac's product-driven expansion and elevation. it is the third generation of the acclaimed luxury sports sedan that launched the elite v-series a decade ago - and redefined cadillac for a new generation of enthusiasts. "v-series represents the very best of the cadillac brand - the pinnacle of our design and technical capabilities," said johan de nysschen, cadillac president. "the new cts-v is the most compelling example of cadillac's product substance and brand trajectory. the new cts-v soars into the stratosphere of the most exhilarating luxury cars." comprehensive updates make the new cts-v essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car straight from the factory. it also introduces a new supercharged 6.2l v-8 engine backed by cadillac's paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission, featuring launch control and performance algorithm shifting.
with more horsepower and torque than the mercedes-benz 5.5l biturbo v-8 and the bmw m-series 4.4l twinpower (twin-turbo) v-8, the new cts-v is capable of 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds.
track-honed design, chassis and suspension elements complement the supercharged powertrain and elevate cts-v's capability, performance and driver control to new thresholds, while enabling track driving without modifications or special procedures. key performance technologies include:
standard carbon fiber hood and available carbon fiber vent, front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser for greater aerodynamic performance
brembo high-performance brake system developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory
third-generation magnetic ride control delivering 40-percent faster than the second generation.
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