I had a ball with the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V for a few days last week. Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, I only had it for five days instead of the normal week, but I enjoyed every moment of it.
My goodness, this thing is a ROCKET. Under the hood is a 562-horse supercharged V8 that will pin to the seat upon heavy acceleration. And make no mistake, this is not a light car, weighing in at just over 4300 pounds, which some enthusiasts would hate but makes me love it more. It’s an incredible balance of horses and luxury. Even more amazing is the 551 pound-feet of torque and a true 0-to-60 of 4.3 seconds.
This is one of those reviews where I just don’t know where to go from here. There was nothing about this car I did not like. The interior is incredible with Recaro seats that have more adjustments than Carter has liver pills.
The looks, the ride, the drive, the power, the price, all perfect. I see NO WAY GM doesn’t lose substantial money on this car, it is just too packed full of features and technology for the price.
If GM wanted to send a signal to the world that it could compete heads-up with BMW and Mercedes, they did it with the CTS-V.
What I liked most: Everything.
What I would change if I could: Nothing
MSRP as tested: $69,800
Fuel Economy: Who cares? For the record 12 city/18 highway
The Cadillac CTS-V in a few words: Quite possibly the perfect car.