BMW has its M division and Mercedes-Benz has AMG but what a lot of people may not know is that Cadillac has its very own go-fast division, one without a name but with its vehicles marked with a small “V” symbol on their badges. With the demise of the STS-V
, the CTS-V is the sole model falling under Cadillac’s performance marque but thankfully it comes in three different flavors: a sedan, coupe and wagon.
All offer their own unique advantages and disadvantages though our pick probably would have to be the wagon, or Sport Wagon as Cadillac likes to call it, because of its combination of performance and practicality.
You can’t go wrong with any model in the CTS-V lineup; the cars are essentially luxury sleds powered by supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engines. This engine, codenamed LSA, shares much in common with the high-performance LS9 unit found in the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar, and while it may not produce as much as 638 horsepower, it certainly puts to...