Cadillac on Tuesday unveiled its high-performance CTS-V, the most powerful car in its production lineup.
Production of the 2004 CTS-V, the first model developed by the General Motors Performance Division, is set to begin in the fourth quarter at GM's Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. Pricing has not been finalized, but GM says it will be around $50,000. It should begin arriving in showrooms in the fourth quarter, GM says.
The CTS-V has a standard 5.7-liter, V-8 engine that GM expects to produce 400 horsepower and 390 ft.-lb. of torque. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle will accelerate from 0- to 60-mph in less than 5 seconds and has a top speed of more than 155 mph, the automakers says.
It has a standard six-speed manual transmission, large performance brakes and 18-inch wheels and tires. Its suspension is more performance tuned than the standard CTS.
Exterior features include stainless steel mesh grilles above and below the bumper, which allows for more airflow in the engine compartment than the standard CTS.
On the interior, the seats have a suede insert that helps stop occupants from sliding, the automaker says. The instrument panel has chrome rings around the gauges and a V-series logo.Curb Weight: 3,847 poundsOverall Length: 194.5 inchesWheelbase: 115.2 inchesHeight: 58.1 inches