Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS

  The Cadillac CTS is a mid-size produce by General Motors since 2002. So far, it has seen two generations with a third in the works for 2013. The current model is offered in sedan, coupe, and sport-wagon variants with a choice of three different engines. The first is a 3.0L V6 developing 260hp and 223 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 3.6L V6 producing 304hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the top of the line 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine delivers 556hp and 551 lb-ft of torque. These engines are mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

A little over two years ago, Cadillac brought the CTS-V Sedan to Germany to run a lap around the country’s most famous race track, the Nurburgring .

And while the CTS-V’s lap time of 7:59:32 doesn’t come close to what the supercars are capable of, Cadillac spared no expense in celebrating the feat, albeit two years too late.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen,Cadillac is making a commercial called “The Competition” to commemorate their supposed record-breaking run for a four-door vehicle two years ago. We don’t know how these guys handle timetables, but we’re quite sure that making a commercial – would’ve been better if they just made a documentary or something – out of an event, and a feat, that occurred back in 2008, doesn’t bode well for those who have trouble remembering what they ate a week ago.

But hey, if there’s a silver lining to this whole endeavor, it’s that Jeff Zwart is directing the commercial. Yeah, the very same Jeff Zwart that decimated Rhys Millen’s class record at Pikes Peak while driving a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup a few months ago.

Source: Cadillac

Cadillac may have decided that the CTS-V Coupe will be the last CTS version to be offered, but High Springs, Florida based Droptop Customs has a different idea. Droptop Customs specializes in developing open-top versions of hard-top production cars, and their latest project is a coupe-convertible version for the CTS-V. Its official debut will be made in November at the SEMA Show. According to Droptop Customs, the new Cadillac CTS Coupe -Convertible comes as a replacement for their Eldorado model and the company has big expectations for it. Their hopes are to sell around 3000 units a year.

The convertible version comes with a fabric soft-top which retracts in a space above the luggage compartment. The tuner said that despite modifications made to the car, the aerodynamics have not been modified.

No word yet on if the tuner has opted to modify the car’s engine, but we expect to see the same 304 HP 3.6 liter V6 as found in the hard-top version of the Cadillac CTS-V.

More details are to be announced closer to the official launch.

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What is a high-end sports car? Are they Italian performance machines like the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Gallardo , or are they more sensible vehicles like the BMW M5 and theMercedes-Benz SL63 AMG ? We think they’re the latter.

For this top ten, we are going to set the price cap at $120,000, if you can call that a cap. That should eliminate most of the extreme vehicles, but keep the basic Porsches and so on within the limits.

What kinds of things are we looking for with high-end sports cars? Obviously, they need to be fast with agile handling and excellent driving dynamics. The car needs to look stunning with a functional yet stylish interior. It would also be great if it could stand the test of time, so reliability is also a factor.

Let’s review the previous winners of our sports car test. The Volkswagen GTI took the top spot in the entry-level test due to its excellent performance, build quality, and versatility. There were numerous winners of the mid-level test , as we had multiple categories. We chose the Audi S4, the BMW M3, and the Ford Mustang GT500 as the top cars in their classes.

Hit the jump to see the list.

For most of us, the act of actually buying a car, or maybe even leasing it, is something that happens about once very few years. But even if the intention of being a little frugal surfaces on a lot of occasions, it still doesn’t mean that we can’t spend our time dreaming of the next car purchase that’s on our list. That’s precisely why online configurators have become popular these days.

The latest manufacturer to present a new configurator is Cadillac with the new CTS-V Coupe . Already headed to dealerships, Cadillac has given prospective customers even more incentive to consider purchasing Cadillac’s new high-powered coupe.

The CTS-V Coupe may not be getting a lot of publicity recently, but there’s certainly something about this car that oozes confidence and has a charismatic nature that makes it a definite eye-catcher. And even if you’re still on the fence with this car, the new online configurator may be the only thing you need to make a believer out of you.

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Cadillac CTS Coupe

We don’t know if General Motors is jumping the gun with their increasing excitement or if the market interest for the new Cadillac CTS Coupe is stronger than any of us anticipated. Either way, GM announced that their new flagship coupe is already being produced at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and, on top of that, they’ve bumped the vehicle’s expected shipping schedule sooner than the expected August dealership date.

Whatever their reasoning is, prospective customers for the CTS Coupe must be grinning from ear to ear right now. Not only do they get the car they’ve been waiting for ahead of schedule, but they’re also given an option to purchase the CTS Coupe with either a 3.6-liter V6 engine with direct injection that produces 304 horsepower ($38,990) or an upgraded version – the CTS-V Coupe – with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine ($62,990).

Not that we’re complaining ourselves, because to be honest, we’ve had our eye on this car for quite some time and now that it’s dealership drop date has been scheduled earlier than announced, it should give us a clearer understanding of everything we need to know about the car sooner than expected.

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The luxury arm of General Motors, Cadillac has added a sportier new model to their CTS lineup of midsize vehicles. Cadillac showed off the CTS Coupe Concept back in 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show and following much of the same lines, the new model is set to go on sale in the spring of 2010, with a more powerful V-Series version later on in the year.

The Cadillac CTS Coupe is powered by a direct injected 3.6 Liter V6 gas burning engine and is mated to a six speed manual transmission standard with a Driver Shift Control automatic as an option. The combination is good for a total of 304 HP sent either directly to the rear wheel or routed through an all wheel drive system. Depending on how you want your CTS Coupe Cadillac is offering first the Performance Package that comes complete with a set of 18 inch wheels wrapped in all season tires and is available for both the RWD and AWD versions as well as the all out Summer Tire Performance Package that upgrades your rollers to a set of 19 inch units as well as stickier rubber for a higher level of road holding. No matter which you choose, you are sure to have BMW 3 Series drivers gawking at you wherever you go.

Updated 05/20/2010: Cadillac today announced prices for the all-new 2011 CTS Coupe that will go on sale in early August. The CTS Coupe will be offered in a range of four packages:

Standard ($38,990 RWD, $40,890 AWD): Six-speed automatic with tap up/down shifting, 18-inch wheels, performance suspension, rear park assist, Bose audio, MP3 input, EZ Key, remote start, power driver and front passenger seats.

Performance Collection ($43,430 RWD, $45,330 AWD): HID Xenon headlamps, adaptive forward lighting, 10-way power leather seats, Bose 5.1 Surround Sound, USB integration, 40GB hard drive.

Premium Collection ($47,835 RWD, $49,735 AWD): Interior ambient lighting, rear-view camera, heated/vented front seats, heated steering wheel, wood trim, Bose 5.1 Surround Sound with navigation, sunroof.

V-Series ($62,990): 6.2L Supercharged V8, paddle shift controls, Brembo brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, 19-inch wheels with performance tires.

UPDATE 07/06/2010: GM announced that their new flagship coupe is already being produced at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and, on top of that, they’ve bumped the vehicle’s expected shipping schedule sooner than the expected August dealership date.

Press release after the jump.

GM revealed a new video that presents details on the new CTS-V Wagon . Like the sedan and coupe models, the CTS-V sports Wagon is powered by the same 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers a total of 556 hp and 551 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine can be coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. Sales will begin in late 2010.

Check out this video of pure awesomeness featuring a Cadillac CTS thwarting a thief from successfully swiping the bag of a poor lady. The footage, which we assume was taken by a street camera, captured the thief as he wrestled the bag away from the woman and ran away, bag in hand. Unfortunately, Chinese Batman - on-board the CTS - came to the rescue, successfully pulling off a drifting maneuver as he caught up with the petty thief and prevented him from escaping with the stolen bag.

Assuming, of course, that this video is legitimate, we can’t help, but raise a glass to the driver of the CTS who seemed to know a thing or two about using his car in superhero fashion. Way to make an impression, buddy.

Source: Fail Blog

Cool Hunting unveiled today their new Apple iPad application that takes inspiration from the new Cadillac CTS Coupe . Available beginning on April 3, the new Apple iPad is fixing to become the next great technological offering from Apple, one that a lot of car manufacturers - Alfa Romeo being one of them - are expected to use as a tool to promote new marketing endeavors through the creation of auto-inspired applications.

And now, it looks like Cadillac has jumped on-board.

"The Cadillac CTS Coupe serves as muse for our design and technology stories." says Josh Rubin, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cool Hunting. "We’re always looking for ways to inspire our audience — both with the content we create and the way we deliver it. We’re excited that our relationship with Cadillac enabled new opportunities for our readers to engage with our content while pushing the innovative ways we work with brands."

Press release after the jump.

Lingenfelter has developed a new tuning package for the Cadillac CTS-V sports sedan. After the addition of a Supercharger Pulley upgrade kit, the 6.2 liter LSA supercharged engine delivers a total of 630 BHP and 630 lbs.-ft. of torque.

Lingenfelter offers three options for ordering the CTS-V Supercharger Pulley package: as an out-the-door parts kit retailing for $589.95; as a parts and labor package that allows buyers to send in components for labor work; or as a complete in-house installation package where Lingenfelter takes possession of the car.

Press release after the jump.

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