At next year’s Detroit Motor Show, Cadillac is expected to reveal the latest-generation CTS-V. While it remains to be seen just how the new car will look, it will be significantly more aggressive and in-your-face than the regular CTS range. To give us an idea of how the car could look, Theophilus Chin has created the following rendering.
Recent prototypes have featured an in-your-face front bumper as well as a matte black vertical-slatted front grille which despite being production ready, still looks extremely aggressive. Up front, sharper headlights will be featured while we also expect massive wheels, a very low ride height, beefed up brakes while at the rear, a prominent bootlid lip spoiler will be included as will a rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes.
There are at least two engine options for the new Cadillac CTS-V. The first and most likely to be utilised is a variant of the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine while the second is a twin-turbocharged 4.5-litre V8 from the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept. We believe the former is the most likely to be adopted.
This brutal engine will be inevitably tweaked for the CTS-V but is still tipped to produce in excess of 600 hp. As a result of this, the 2015 Cadillac CTS-V could conceivably deliver 50 hp more than the previous-gen car which delivered 556 hp and 551 lb-ft of torque. Such figures will put it yards ahead of rivals like the M5 and E 63 AMG.
[Via Theophilus Chin]