2016 Cadillac CTS-V Gets 640 Horsepower, Most Powerful Cadillac Ever


By Katie Crowell

Are you shocked that the next generation Cadillac CTS-V will pack 640 horses? You probably should be because Cadillac themselves can hardly believe it saying they didn’t think “it was possible that we could push [the CTS-V] this far.

The previous generation CTS-V made a whopping 556 horsepower, comparatively.

Power comes from a  6.2 litre LT4 V8 which officially produces the 640 horses and a massive 630 pound feet of torque. With those numbers, it’s not entirely shocking that Cadillac has dropped the manual transmission option – likely because it would have to create a manual transmission that could handle all that power.

Instead, the new V gets an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Cadillac is pegging 0-100 times at around 3.7 seconds.

GM also claims that most of that power will indeed be usable as it has incorporated their magnetic ride control system – a damping system that is supposed to improve responsiveness by 40% – as well as a 25% stiffness of the body structure itself.

The new V will also gain a carbon fibre hood, front splitter, and rear diffuser and spoiler, all of which Cadillac says are fully functional and integrate to the sedan’s performance credentials.

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