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2016 Cadillac CTS-V Revealed with 640-HP and 200 MPH Top Speed

Cadillac has revealed the 2016 CTS-V, which now holds the title of Cadillac’s most powerful model ever with its 640 horsepower engine under the hood.

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Cadillac has revealed the 2016 CTS-V, which now holds the title of Cadillac’s most powerful model ever with its 640 horsepower engine under the hood.
The 2016 CTS-V is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8 with 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft. of torque that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The LT4 V8 is the same engine that powers the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which helps the CTS-V out power its main competitors, the 575-hp BMW M5 and 577-hp Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

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Cadillac says that the 2016 CTS-V will reach 0-60 mph in a fast 3.7 seconds with a top speed at 200 mph.

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The CTS-V’s structure has been optimized to be able to control all that power. Strut tower braces, V-braces for the engine, rear cradle-to-rocker braces and bar-to-bumper braces bolster the structural stiffness by 25 percent over non-V models, for more precise handling and steering.

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Other upgrades include 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, a revised front and rear suspension, a Brembo braking system and a revised electric power steering system that gives more feedback. The CTS-V also features the third-generation Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management. The Magnetic Ride Control system features four driver-selectable settings – Tour, Sport, Track and Snow. Performance Traction Management is offered in Track mode and features five settings of torque reduction and brake intervention for track driving.

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Inside the 2016 CTS-V gets 20-way performance-oriented heated and ventilated front seats trimmed in semi-aniline leather, with sueded microfiber inserts and seatbacks, while Recaro seats are an option. The steering wheel and shift knob can also be covered in suede. Three color combinations are offered: Jet Black, Jet Black with Light Platinum accents and Saffron with Jet Black accents.

The CTS-V features a unique version of the 12.3-inch instrument panel cluster display, with V-Series graphics and distinctive gauge readouts and complementing full-color, reconfigurable head-up display.

The 2016 CTS-V will arrive next summer.

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