The 200-MPH, supercharged 2016 Cadillac CTS-V made its raucous debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015). With 640 HP channeled through an 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission and limited-slip rear differential, the new CTS-V offers serious performance credentials.
Watch TFLcar’s Andre Smirnov interview Cadillac Chief Engineer Dave Leone and find out almost everything you ever wanted to know about the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V below:
The 8L90 transmission features Performance Algorithm Shifting, which is claimed to produce shifting performance comparable to a dual-clutch unit with the refinement of a traditional torque-converter-equipped automatic.
Other noteworthy technologies in the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V include a standard carbon fiber hood and an available carbon fiber vent, front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser, enhanced structural rigidity, and a set of standard 19-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
A revised multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension incorporates hydraulic bushings, where traditional elastomeric bushings are replaced with zero-compliance cross-axis ball joints, higher-rate springs and a stiffer stabilizer bar for 20-percent greater roll stiffness.
Fuel economy numbers have not yet been released, but with GM’s history of maintaining respectable MPG even across their most performance-oriented cars, we’re confident the CTS-V’s numbers will be at least competitive, if not class-leading.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms by mid-2015 as a 2016 model, with prices starting around $75,000.
For another look, watch the LIVE UNVEILING below of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V at the Detroit International Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) courtesy of the TFLnow live-stream channel.