2016 Cadillac CTS-V Won’t Get Manual, Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-Speed Auto Possible

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After the BMW M4-rivaling 2016 Cadillac ATS-V got everyone excited at the LA Auto Show, the American luxury manufacturer is going to continue its high performance offensive with the 2016 CTS-V. Slated to debut next year at the Detroit Auto Show, the uber Caddy is going to adopt a supercharged LT4 bruiser.
The current model year of the CTS-V Coupe and Sedan boasts with the Corvette Z06-derived 6.2 small-block in its most mild tune available - 556 horsepower and a barbaric 551 lb-ft (747 Nm).

Despite the donkey old slush box auto, 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) arrives in a blistering 3.9 clicks, which is similarly fast to what the all-new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V boasts with, as well as the BMW M4 with the dual-clutch seven-speed automatic.

But then again, the ATS-V got its Z06-grade GM Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the 2016 CTS-V would adopt it as well. The only bad news that needs to be pointed out is that the CTS-V won’t get a good ol’ stick shift box and a clutch pedal. Apparently...

That’s if MotorTrend’s Johnny Lieberman got the right info. He’s the same guy that previously claimed the Porsche 991 facelift will adopt the 992 codename. That was just a smokescreen considering Porsche themselves confirmed the 991 facelift will receive the 991.2 moniker when it will be launched next year.

Nevertheless, the 2015 Corvette Z06 can be had with a seven-speed manual transmission, which means the 2016 CTS-V has a 50/50 chance of getting the spirited driver’s favorite weapon of choice.

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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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