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30 March
Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Detailed

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The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon which is slated for a release at the upcoming New York Auto Show has been detailed prior to its debut. Scheduled for sales in late 2010 the Sport wagon offers a pleasing combination of performance and practicality. Where Volvo and BMW are dropping wagons in the US, Cadillac is ready to arrive with a variant that can please the best of speed freaks and the larger families. The wagon offers 720L of space behind the rear seats and this space more than doubles when the seats are folded. The engine choice includes a top bracket supercharged 6.2L V8 beast that renders 556hp with 551lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual/automatic transmission and together the combination helps the car to dash from 0 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds.

13 January
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Officially Revealed in Detroit

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The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has been officially revealed at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The CTS-V Coupe has more features compared to the standard CTS Coupe which includes center mounted exhaust pipes, 19-inch wheels that come with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires and a bulging hood.

Power is sent to the wheels by a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine that outputs a good 556hp and a 551 lb-ft of torque. The standard edition comes with a six-speed manual and if you want it there’s an option for an automatic transmission, too. All these help the car reach 0 to 60mph in just under 3.9 second.

The new Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will be priced around $67,000 US dollars and will be up for sale this summer.

24 November
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Regains Momentum, Becomes Official

The CTS Coupe recently gained some additional attention when Cadillac revealed official details about the vehicle. It doesn’t seem to have changed much since the concept stages, and it’s designed with obvious aggression, boldness, and you can sense the elegant combination of art and style which has become something like a trademark for Cadillac as of recently.

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

At the bottom of the car, it hasn’t changed at all from the CTS sedan. The wheelbase is the same, though it has been slightly reduced in the coupe, and the engine is the same 3.6 liter V6 that powers the sedan version. Customers can pick between a rear- or all-wheel drive. And to top it all off, Cadillac also came out with the announcement of a CTS-V coupe, which boats a nearly double engine power and impressive technical characteristics.

12 November
Cadillac Converj Concept put into Production

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Reports have confirmed that US Automaker General Motors (GM) will build a production version of the Cadillac Converj Concept. According to The Detroit News, the Converj was given a go ahead by GM’s board of directors last week. The model is atleast 2- 3 years away from reaching dealing showrooms and a production date is yet to be set. When the Converj was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz hinted that a production version would be similar to the concept given – the fact that it won accolades for its sleek styling and superior powertrain.

The Converj uses the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt, the Converj will possibly include an electric motor that produces 120 kW (161 hp) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque which is powered by a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. The Converj will be recharged by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine once the car exceeds its 40 mile electric-only range – similar to the Volt. It can also be recharged via a 240V or 120V outlet.

There are also some unofficial reports that the Cadillac will make some small alterations, so that the Converj has a more performance-oriented setup as compared to the Volt. [via detnews.com]

08 May
800hp Hennessey CTS-V, Running on ZR1 Engine

Those wicked chaps at Hennessey Performance Engineering got their hands on a Cadillac CTS-Va and turned it into a real monster. Thanks to a V800 package that includes a twin-turbo system, external wastegates, blow-off valves, a high-performance fuel system with upgraded injectors and new engine management software, the 556 hp stock engine is now churning some 800hp and 780 lb-ft of torque. But for those that 800hp (anyone?) is too much, they’ve prepared more tuning packages (V600, V650, V700) that will cost less. A beast in disguise, Hennessey sure managed to get us dreaming of burning rubber from behind the wheel of their new 800hp CTS-V. How about you?

01 April
Escalade Platinum Hybrid, First For Cadillac

Cadillac has stepped out into the hybrid SUV market both in style and with efficiency in mind. And that’s because their new Escalade Platinum Hybrid offers not just a real cool look with its all black body, but brings about performance with a mileage of 24 mpg. That is the number that Cadillac wishes to highlight when it comes to the Escalade, which is driven by a 6.0-litre V8 engine along with General Motors’ two-mode hybrid system. As a part of the system will be a 300-volt nickel hydride battery that will power the Escalade on as the company tries hard to integrate a classy look with cleaner vehicles and efficient engines. With a price tag well in excess of $85,000, the Escalade will soon be available in the US market. [via Autocar]

20 January
Obama’s Limo – A Hard Nut to Crack

Now that President Barack Obama was officially sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States, today in Washington, it’s time for us to take a look at Barack Obama’s new limo. A week ago, GM came out with the official details of the new Cadillac presidential limousine, and we’re really impressed. With a completely new design from its predecessor, it has a dual-textured grille from the Escalade, side and rear profiles from the DTS and STS, while the inside resembles the interior of a CTS. And though the design is impressive, we’d really love to know a bit about the high tech safety features it comes packed with. Cadillac only said that “the car was designed, developed and tested by specialists who adhered to an extensive set of specifications. It was subjected to an extreme testing regimen to ensure performance that achieves precise functional requirements.” [via SFGate]

12 January
Cadillac Converj, Sleek But Damn Powerful

Electric vehicles evolved. They’re now looking great and packed with muscles. Same goes with the new Cadillac Converj that has been unveiled at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Though still a concept, the two doors coupe  uses Voltec technology (the former E-flex) with 16-kWh T-shaped lithium-ion batteries that offers a 40-mile range and only takes 3 hours to charge on a 240V and 8 hours on a 120V power source. But the Converj not only packs the electric engine, but also a four-cylinder gasoline engine-generator the recharges the batteries on the go. And last thing is about power. Would you expect 120 kW and a 273 lb-ft torque for such a car? It’s expected to hit in 2012 …

10 June
2009 Cadillac CTS-V, 556hp

Cadillac CTS-V

It was formerly the general consensus that the addition of a SpeedModel to the lineup of Flying Spurs would be of immense excitement to the commission of Sedan fans. Who wouldn’t be excited by a 600bhp saloon which can reach a weltering speed of 200 MPH, while hitting 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds? Apparently, we were wrong, because Cadillac’s news revealed the 2009 CTS-V, rated at 556 horsepower, and the ability to hit 60 MPH in 3.5 seconds, even running the quarter mile in a flat 12 seconds.

The Bentley is still pretty darn good, displaying substantial excitement for a Monday.

A recent Straightline Blog reported the Sport Sedan’s 6.2L V8 quality, with the ability to produce 556 horsepower at an rpm of 6,100. This LSA engine is derived from that of the Corvette ZR1, detuned for high duty in the CTS-V. Though it experienced substantial detuning, the LSA should still destroy that of its German competition.

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