2016 Cadillac CTS-V Clears its Supercharged V8 Throat on the Nurburgring

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While we wait for the Detroit Motor Show to open its doors in January and finally get a proper look at the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, the performance four-door sedan bruiser has been recently caught on film dropping hot laps on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. And we're happy to announce you're in for quite a big treat.
Because Cadillac is in the middle of reinventing itself as a brand and its product lineup, both engineers and designers are making quite an effort with the newest lot of Caddies. That's why the most potent vehicle in Caddy's upcoming lineup - the gorgeous 2016 CTS-V, is going to pack some serious grunt under its angular hood adorned by a big central vent.

In terms of aesthetics, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will look pretty much like the 2014 model year, but with a few modern touches added here and there and a bit more oomph squeezed from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8 powerhouse, similar to the same engine that's propelling the 2015 Corvette Z06. It's mum's guess just how many ponies will be sent to the rear wheels, but do expect north of 600 horsepower.

Prepare around $65,000 for a brand new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

That vee eight will reportedly make a great team with the Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission that also debuted on the new Z06, a gearbox that promises super fast full-throttle upshifts. General Motors says it shifts faster than the PDK-equipped Porsche 911 Turbo S, so yeah, it's nuclear grade stuff this upcoming 2016 Cadillac CTS-V and we can't hardly wait to meet the finished product.

With these being said, it's about time for you to click play and watch a 2016 Cadillac CTS-V prototype eat some Nurburgring tarmac for breakfast. Few things in a petrolhead's life are better than the smell of faded brakes, burnt rubber and a soundtrack comprised of a screaming V8 sound and a blower's whine.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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