2009 Cadillac CTS-V will get 600hp V8 engine
According to Motor Trend, the next generation CTS-V set to be launched in 2009, will be powered by the same supercharged LS7 7.0-liter engine that will be used in the Blue Devil. For the CTS-V will have an output of almost 600 hp.
That will make the CTS-V a serious competitor for the German makers. The BMW M3 and Audi RS4 have an output of 420 hp, and the C63 AMG about 503 hp. Cadillac believes that "the Z06’s 505-horsepower, 7.0-liter has enough grunt to give the CTS-v the edge over its European rivals."
If the idea is that Cadillac is intent on competing with the top of the line at BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the next generation CTS-v certainly supports that theory. Competing with the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, it will top both in horse power. Of course, the Germans can add more power next time they do a new model, but – perhaps for the first time – GM is setting the target for which the others will be aiming.