Photos: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V targets driving enthusiasts

Photos:  2011 Cadillac CTS-V targets driving enthusiasts

Photos: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V targets driving enthusiasts

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by Automotive Editor

General Motors

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM

PHOENIX -- The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe was unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this fall. It rounds out the CTS family, which includes a Sedan, Coupe, and Sport Wagon.  The CTS-V combines the new CTS Coupe’s dramatic design with the 556-horsepower (415-kW) supercharged V-8 engine from the CTS-V sedan. The result is a luxury sports coupe aimed at driving enthusiasts.

“The CTS-V Coupe marries our most potent and sophisticated technology with our most dramatic production design,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “This combination of visual and technical attributes is designed to create a very compelling choice for luxury sports car consumers.”

The CTS-V Coupe began production over the summer and is currently available at Cadillac dealerships througout Arizona. Its suite of technical and performance elements includes Magnetic Ride Control, racing-bred Brembo brakes and an available automatic transmission with paddle-shift control.

The V-Series Coupe includes a unique grille that doubles the car’s air intake volume, an important enabler for its high-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by a raised center section of the hood that provides clearance for the supercharger, as well as specific front and rear fascias.

Like the CTS Coupe, its exhaust is centered inside the rear fascia, but with unique twin outlets. The car rolls on 19-inch cast aluminum wheels, available in either painted or polished finishes, and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 performance tires.

View Photos:  2011 Cadillac CTS

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