Cadillac Announces CTS-V Pricing
September 18, 2003
Motor Trend Cadillac has announced pricing for its all-new, Corvette-powered 2004 CTS-V high-performance luxury sedan. The CTS-V will arrive in dealerships beginning in January priced at $49,995, including destination and delivery.
CTS-V is the first in the new V-Series line of Cadillac luxury performance vehicles and features a 400 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8, six-speed manual transmission, large Brembo performance brakes at all four corners, 18-inch wheels and tires, retuned shock absorbers, and a host of interior and exterior styling refinements.
"V-Series will take Cadillac's performance credibility to an entirely new level," said Jay Spenchian, Cadillac V-Series marketing director. "As the first in a series of high-performance luxury vehicles, CTS-V proves we are serious about winning over a new generation of luxury performance car enthusiasts."
2004 Cadillac CTS-V standard features:
· Four-door, rear-wheel drive
· 5.7-liter overhead valve LS6 V8 with 400 horsepower and 395 lbs.-ft torque
· 0-60 in 4.6 seconds
· Tremec T56 Manual Six-Speed Transmission
· Goodyear Eagle F1 245/45 run-flat tires and 18 by 8.5-inch wheels
· Large four-piston Brembo brakes with vented rotors
· Performance-tuned shocks, springs and stabilizer bars
· Near 50/50 weight distribution
· Dual chrome oval exhaust tips
· Distinctive V-Series badging
· Stabilitrak with four driver-selected modes of operation, including a track performance mode
· Stainless steel mesh grilles, both below and above the bumper
· All-new aero rocker design that flows into a new, specific rear fascia
· Tower-to-tower cross car brace
· Noise-suppressing nylon cover fitted over the top of the engine
· Driver and passenger seats include adjustable lumbar and suede inserts
· All-new instrument cluster featuring performance-oriented displays
All engineering work for the CTS-V was performed by the GM Performance Division, an in-house center designed to explore potential enthusiast-oriented versions of production models.
CTS-V will be produced at GM's Lansing Grand River assembly center, the award-winning manufacturing site for the CTS, SRX luxury utility and future STS luxury sedan.