2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

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The 2010 Detroit Auto Show is now just a week away but we’ve already got details on one of the cars that’s destined to be a show stopper, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.

BMW M3 and Audi S5 owners better get used to seeing the vertical slit LED tail-lamps of the new CTS-V two-door because this Caddy comes packing the same 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque supercharged V-8 as the CTS-V Sedan.

Cadillac predicts a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds but we’re sure owners who can master launching with the 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic (with a manual-shift mode and paddle controls) will be able to shave a few tenths of a second off that acceleration time.

Mechanically, the new CTS-V Coupe is virtually identical to its Sedan sibling, right down to the equal length wheelbase. One important note, however, is that the CTS-V Coupe’s rear track is nearly an inch wider than on the CTS-V Sedan, adding to the car’s aggressive stance and enabling an extra measure of handling capability. The Coupe is also slightly lighter.

Handling and ride are engineered for tight response and taut control through GM's Magnetic Ride Control, which can be adjusted to either “Tour” or “Sport” modes. Other attributes include 19-inch alloy wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 summer tires, and housed within these are a set of super-strong Brembo brakes.

Luxury goodies include Recaro bucket seats with 14-way power adjustments up front, a satellite navigation system and pop-up LCD screen, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and a 40GB hard drive for music and maps will be standard features.

Production is scheduled to start this summer with prices expected to start well over the $60,000 mark.


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