It might not be a CTS-V, but it is not to be taken lightly.
It might be tempting to think of the new Cadillac CTS Vsport as something less than a real performance sedan, a tarted up CTS which isn't really a match for the proper CTS-V. But consider this: the 3.6-liter twin-turbo in the Vsport sport produces 420 horsepower, and has just powered the car around the Nurburgring in 8:14.10. That's 20 more horses and almost 6 seconds faster than the first-gen CTS-V, a car with a 5.7-liter V8 under the hood.
It is still slower than the current CTS-V, which just squeezed in under the 8-minute mark, but impressive nonetheless.
But if you're still unimpressed with Cadillac's engineering leap forward, we give you this: an 800-horsepower CTS-V just doing what it does best, being badass.