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2009 Cadillac CTS-V = 600bhp WOW!!!

2009 Cadillac CTS-V will have 600HP Corvette Blue Devil engine!


Posted Jun 4th 2007 2:45PM by John Neff
Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedans/Saloons, Cadillac, GM

The new issue of Motor Trend arrived in the mail and our eyes were instantly attracted to this story that just went live on motortrend.com. The MT crew has learned that the supercharged V8 slated for use in the next-gen Cadillac CTS-V will be none other than a "detuned" version of the 7.0L LS7 powerplant debuting in the Corvette Blue Devil, or rather, Corvette Z07. The MT editors expect the version used in the CTS-V to produce about 600 horsepower, or around 100 horses short of what the Z07 will produce.

Pick any possible competitor for the next CTS-V and it's obvious that all will come up short to Caddy's new mega muscle sedan. The BMW M3 and Audi RS4 both produce only 420 horsepower, while the horsepower happy AMG team stuffed only 503 in the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Even the BMW M5, which is larger than the CTS, will come up short with an upcoming horsepower bump into the low-500 horsepower range. In short, the CTS-V will offer the same amount of horsepower as the 2008 Dodge Viper, which is pure insanity. GM's got stones, folks, and Cadillac is clearly the prime beneficiary of its newfound fortitude.

Much thanks to Motor Trend editor-in-chief Angus Mackenzie for allowing Autoblog to republish the rendering above. The July issue (you can subscribe here) is thicker than a Thesaurus and our fave in a string of recent good issues from the MT team.

Full story here!

Sneak peak article - Click here!

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That's just what I wanted to hear!




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Here is the link!

http://www.motortrend.com/features/a...adillac_cts_v/




2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
2006 Corvette Coupe
1999 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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I wonder how easy/hard it will be to unlease the detuned 100hp
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More New Info On The New Cts-v

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Yes, Americaís muscle car is back. Cadillacís red-hot CTS-V is undergoing final testing before the 500bhp monster is unleashed at the Detroit motor show early next year, ready for a European debut this time next year. Thereís no word on pricing, but given Cadillacís desperate need to boost its minuscule European sales base, expect the V to cost around £38,000 Ė enough to temp some buyers away from its AMG, Motorsport and RS rivals.

Despite the wild rumours circulating about the CTS-Vís proposed powerplant Ė with extravagant claims of an 800bhp supercharged V8 topping the wish list Ė CARís sources say that the Cadillac will be powered by the formidable 7.0-litre smallblock all-alloy V8 found under the Corvette Z06ís bonnet. Look closely past this muleís harlequin disguise and youíll see the bold power bulges needed to house the V8 engine and still meet stringent pedestrian impact regulations.

While lesser CTS models pack direct injection V6 units, only a rumbling V8 would do for the performance flagship. And the LS7 powerplant is one hell of an engine. The dry-sumped bent eight is hand-finished, features titanium con-rods, a forged steel crankshaft and develops 512bhp at 6300rpm and a mighty 470lb ft at 4800rpm, making it GMís most powerful passenger car engine and largest-displacement small-block to date.

Itís hooked up to a slick Tremec six-speed manual transmission, driving all four wheels through GMís all-wheel drive architecture thatís been tuned for a natural rear-drive feel. In a bid to trim development costs, itís likely that the engine will be dropped into the CTS-V wholesale, giving the Cadillac some serious tyre-shredding performance.

Expect the 1900kg CTS-V to blast to 60mph in just under five seconds with electronic limiters calling it a day at an easy 185mph Ė enough poke to take on both the smaller M3 and bigger M5. But Cadillacís insiders believe the CTS-Vís intelligent all-wheel drive will give it a useful real-world advantage, allowing drivers to use more power more often.

And after countless laps of the NŁrburgring, the top dog Caddyís wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension, brakes and steering have also been given a dramatic makeover. The big 4866mm-long Cadillac will ride on uprated springs and dampers to keep tighter control on unwanted body movement, while the steering will be tuned for greater feel. This mule even has a roll cage plumbed in, hinting that the CTS-V will also undergo a number of key chassis reinforcements.

It should. Behind those 19-inch alloys sit four-piston Brembo brakes gripping 355mm vented discs up front and 365mm vented rotors at the rear. And the CTS-Vís StabiliTrak Ė Cadillacís holistic safety system that integrates the carís four-channel ABS with the full-function traction control and hydraulic brake assist Ė has been heavily recalibrated to take into account the engineís performance.

And it will look the part too Ė the CTSís striking edgy looks will be complemented by a kerb-kissing body kit, vast mesh-filled front grille, drainpipe-sized twin exhausts, bi-Xenon headlamps and plenty of chrome around the windows, boot lip and grille. The Vís cabin will look equally enticing too, with its trio of deep-set circular dials, sleek centre console, pumping Bose stereo system, grippy front bucket seats and ultra-cool LED interior lights.


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Very nice! I just paid off the Corvette... maybe next year is the year of my 2nd CTS-V!




2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
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http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Very nice! I just paid off the Corvette... maybe next year is the year of my 2nd CTS-V!
Sweet!!! Congrats on paying off the Vette. Time to save up for the V now

I'm REALLY looking forward to the next gen V.
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Real World Photos of New CTS









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According to Cadillac's website it is going to have a SUPERCHARGED version of the 6.2 liter cadillac is claiming 550+ horsepower.
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According to Cadillac's website it is going to have a SUPERCHARGED version of the 6.2 liter cadillac is claiming 550+ horsepower.
You are correct. I think we've all known this for a while, but unfortunately not many people post on this site.
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