It has been confirmed that the third-generation, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will debut at the Detroit Motor Show 2015 at the start of January. The reveal of the new CTS-V will come a few months after the covers were taken off the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Sedan models at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014 last month.
Compared to current CTS models, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will feature heavily updated styling. 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 E63 AMG.