Cadillac’s line of V-badged cars is essentially America’s answer to models from the likes of BMW M, Mercedes-Benz AMG and Audi quattro. In some respects the Cadillacs are better and in others, they aren’t.
But there’s one area the Cadillacs can’t be beat in the luxury performance segment, and that’s bang for your buck.
With a starting price of $63,215, the Cadillac CTS-V, the only V model currently in Cadillac’s lineup though it comes in sedan, coupe and wagon bodystyles, isn’t exactly cheap. However, when you consider that it comes with a supercharged V-8 dishing out 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque, a powerplant that will make many supercars jealous, you'll quickly start to realize just how much performance per dollar you’re getting.
Either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic can be equipped, but we’d stick with the manual due to the sheer fun you’ll have making the most of that V-8 engine. Around...