Of Course The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V Shares The Corvette Z06's V8


Nothing less would do.

We were big fans of the previous generation Cadillac CTS-V, so we were obviously anxious to check out its predecessor, launched for 2016. To be clear, this all-new third generation CTS-V is even better, and Cadillac didn’t hold anything back. Power comes from the same supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 that powers the Corvette Z06. The CTS-V produces a total of 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, with power going to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic. No manual is offered and, honestly, we didn’t miss it.

Going from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a claimed 200 mph top speed more than makes up for the fact you can’t row your own gears. Our 2017 Cadillac CTS-V tester came fully-loaded, including a $500 Chrystal White Tricoat exterior paint job, $595 Brembo brake calipers, a $1,450 Ultraview Sunroof, and the $6,950 Carbon Black Package.

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Don’t worry, there are even more extras, all of which are discussed in our latest unboxing review. So, the question now is whether or not the CTS-V is a BMW M5 and Porsche Panamera Turbo S killer? Well, the current M5 will soon be replaced and the Panamera lineup is all new, so let’s just say the full-size, high-performance luxury sedan battle has never been fiercer. And that's just how we like it.