Cadillac CTS-V Is the "2010 Car of Texas"

The Cadillac CTS-V has been named the 2010 Car of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association, after getting the first place at the group’s Spring Challenge.

The event pitted the latest models in the U.S. market against each other in a series of test drives at Texas Motor Speedway. About 40 auto writers participated in this year’s event and voted for their favorite cars in a variety of categories.

The performance version of the CTS sedan earned the highest honor with its selection as “Writers’ Choice – The Car of Texas.” It was the second time CTS-V received the award. The CTS-V also won the Car of Texas distinction in 2004.

The Cadillac CTS-V is the car that most epitomizes the state of Texas,” said Michael Herzing, president of the Texas Auto Writers Association and publisher of “The CTS-V has power, style, luxury and handling. It has everything.

Launched in 2004, the CTS-V is Cadillac’s answer to the BMW M5 or Audi RS6 performance sedans. With a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine under the hood, the CTS-V has an output of 556 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 190.7 mph (307 km/h). The V-Series range will be extended later this year with the CTS-V Sport Wagon and CTS-V Coupe.

Texas car buyers are strong supporters of the Cadillac brand. Last year, Texas accounted for about 11 percent of total Cadillac sales, ranking it behind only California and Michigan. Dallas and Houston ranked 7th and 13th, respectively, among U.S. metro areas in terms of sales volume.

Cadillac is honored to have the CTS-V chosen as this year’s Texas Car of the Year. Texas is a key market for high-end autos. We’re confident the CTS-V delivers the amenities that luxury buyers demand along with the power and agility sought by sports car enthusiasts,” said Don Butler, U.S. vice president of Cadillac marketing.
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