Following the recent release of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, a new video highlighting the potent American performance sedan has been released and it provides an excellent look into the more intricate details of the car.
Beneath the skin, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V uses the same 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine as the latest-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Whereas the Z05 delivers 650 hp, the new Cadillac CTS-V pumps out 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the outgoing CTS-V pumps out 556 hp. This engine is then mated to a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. With the launch control function enabled, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V rockets to 96 km/h (60 mph) in just 3.7 seconds as well as a top speed of 320 km/h (200 mph).
Cadillac claims that the 8L90 transmission used delivers performance to rival the very best, dual-clutch transmissions alongside the smoothness and refinement of a conventional automatic complete with a torque converter.
For the new CTS-V, Cadillac engineers also focused heavily on strengthening the car’s structure to improve handling. With this in mind, the 2016 CTS-V makes use a of a prominent front strut tower brace, V-braces in the engine compartment, a strengthened rocker bulkhead, stronger rear cradle-to-rocket braces and an aluminium panel at the front of the chassis alongside upper tie bar-to-bumper braces. All told, the new body of the new Cadillac CTS-V is 25 per cent stiffer than non CTS models.