Cadillac has fully unveiled the 2016 CTS-V ahead of the model’s public debut set for January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. It was designed to compete head to head with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and BMW M5 and it will do that thanks to a powerful V8 6.2-liter supercharged engine unleashing 640 bhp (577 kW) and 855 Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque. All that power is channeled to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox which enables the high-performance sedan hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and a 200 mph (322 km/h) top speed.
The 2016 CTS-V comes as standard with an aggressive body that includes a ventilated carbon fiber hood, large air intakes, a front splitter and wide fenders while a rear spoiler and aerodynamic side skirts are also part of the package. We also notice the 19-inch forged alloys wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires along with a quad exhaust system.
At an additional cost, Cadillac is offering a carbon fiber package bringing beefier hood vent, front splitter, spoiler and rear diffuser made from the same lightweight yet durable material. Inside the cabin it has a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a matte carbon fiber trim, sport seats covered in semi-aniline leather & sueded microfiber. It also comes with a Bose sound system, a Performance Data Recorder and the CUE infotainment system.
Sales of the 2016 CTS-V are programmed to kick off towards the end of the summer next year.