The Cadillac CT5-V and CT4-V will fill the sporty hole left by the ATS-V.
Fifteen years of Cadillac’s sporty V brand will culminate tonight with the reveal of the new CT5-V, which we have seen uncamouflaged, and the not-even-out-yet CT4-V. We’ll be going live on our Facebook stream from the event in downtown Detroit, so tune in at facebook.com/autoweekusa at 6:15 p.m. eastern
“From the very beginning, Cadillac’s V-Series represented the ultimate expression of our design, technology and performance,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “It introduced an entirely new breed of performance-minded customers to Cadillac showrooms and helped transform the brand’s traditional image into one with different facets for customers’ varying driving tastes.”
It was way back in 2004 when the first Cadillac CTS-V made its debut at the legendary Nurburgring racetrack in Germany. It was the most powerful car the company ever produced at the time, with 400 ponies underhood — a number that seems almost pedestrian today. And it was offered with a six-speed manual transmission.
The V-Series family grew, encompassing the XLR Corvette clone, the big STS, the small ATS and now the CT6, which will soon get the company’s new Blackwing engine, making 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. We don’t think either of these new cars will get that engine, but outputs over 400 hp wouldn’t surprise us a bit.
So, come to our Facebook page tonight and check out the reveals, the speeches and maybe get a walkaround. And then make a decision whether you want small (CT4), medium (CT5) or a large (CT6) V.
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