2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 5 January 2010 , 20:01:24 byAngela

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Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac announced the 2011 CTS-V Coupe. Apparently it will have its first official public display at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Under the hood it hides a supercharged V8 engine borrowed form the CTS-V sedan capable of developing 556 horsepower. By combining the engine with its dramatic design, you only get a luxurious sports coupe developed for the ones that simply love driving. The production of the model will start this summer and some on the technical elements will include Magnetic Ride Control, racing-bred Brembo brakes and an available automatic transmission with paddle-shift control. The model sends the power to the wheels through 19-inch cast aluminum wheels available in either painted or polished finishes, covered in Michelin Pilot Sport 2 performance tires. The 2+2 cabin combines performance and luxury. The new Coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS-V sport Sedan, but its overall height is about two inches lower and its overall length is two inches shorter. The 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine can also produce 747 Nm of torque. This is actually the most powerful engine offered in the history of Cadillac and enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The supercharger has a unique, four-lobe rotor design that enhances quietness while also optimizing the performance parameters of the engine. The carmaker offers a pair of six-speed gearboxes in the CTS-C Coupe: a Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual with a dual-disc clutch and a Hydra-Matic 6L90 6-speed automatic with paddle-shift control. The model includes complex braking systems, in partnership with two Companies renowned for high-performance technology, Brembo and Michelin. Recaro performance driving seats are optimal in the CTS-V Coupe and provide excellent support for spirited driving. All the interior elements are offered as standard, elegant to touch and help support high-performance driving.