2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Official Details and Photos

Following the confirmation of the CTS-V Coupe as one of the attendees to the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), American manufacturer GM released yesterday details and photos of what they call the result of the marriage between the "most potent and sophisticated technology with the most dramatic production design.

Simply put, the CTS-V packs a LSA 6.2l supercharged V8 engine, borrowed from the CTS-V Sport Sedan. The unit develops 556 horsepower and 747 Nm of torque, making it capable of reaching 60 mph in no more than 3.9 seconds.

The engine can be paired to either a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission with dual-disc clutch or a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control.

The high performance Cadillac employs the Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology, as GM calls it. The suspension uses magneto-rheological technology to help it reach a broader range of damping control.

As for the looks of the CTS-V, the most dramatic production design advertised by GM can be traced in the classic hardtop styling, which lacks the conventional B-pillar, a faster windshield angle (62.3 degrees) and in the nearly horizontal backglass.

On the interior, the car’s integrated center stack is trimmed in Obsidian black material, while the instrument panel, door trim and center console are hand stitched. Infotainment is insured thanks to a 40-gigabyte hard drive, advanced navigation system with a deployable screen and Bose digital surround audio, as well as factory-installed Bluetooth phone integration.
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