The Cadillac CTS is not a car. No, really. It looks like a car, and it does all the things a car should - most of them exceptionally well - but it’s not a car. It’s a statement.
It says, loud and clear, to all the luxury sport sedans of the world, “Come and get me.”
The attitude you can infer from that statement is one of self-assured capability, and that’s just what you’ll feel behind the wheel.
Walking out to greet the shining 2008 Cadillac CTS at my doorstep, I was immediately taken by the flared, swollen fenders and the prominent, chrome-laden grille. This is no reserved, Sunday-trip-to-the-country-club Cadillac. This is a sports sedan.
Circling the car once before peering inside, the 306hp (228kW) V6 signified by the ‘3.6 Direct Injection’ badge on the CTS’ bluff tail excites further enthusiasm for its potential, but that’s quickly dashed as I see the automatic gear selector standing proudly in the center console....