The 2014 CTS Sedan has definitely grown on a lot of people. Actually, it’s become quite popular in the years that it’s been around, so much so that Cadillac has decided to send the first performance version of the new CTS, dubbed the CTS VSport, to the auction block.
The car will be donated by General Motors to the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Foundation where it will then be auctioned off at a Barrett-Jackson auction later this year.
The proceeds of the auction, which we expect to be quite significant for a CTS VSport, will then head to the foundation’s outreach programs.
GM and Cadillac decided to donate the car after its own senior VP for product development, Mary Barra, was bestowed with the prestigious Industry Leadership Award, becoming the first woman in the SAE’s history to be given such an honor.
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2014 Cadillac CTS VSport
While there’s still a ways away before we see the new CTS-V Coupe, the CTS VSport is making a case for a car that can make us forget about the former for the time being.
And really, what’s not to like about this sedan?
It comes with a new styling design that features some of Caddy’s new technologies - the vertical LEDS, among them - to go with a more streamlined and aggressive appearance that belies the automaker’s status as a true American icon.
Plus, it’s got a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, good enough to allow the car to hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph.