2013 Cadillac CTS-V Road Test & Review: Introduction
Something about driving the Cadillac CTS-Vmakes you swagger when you step out of it. You'll find yourself walking into places with an authoritative air, as if you own the world. It has been said power corrupts, and while we wouldn't characterize the feeling as being corrupted per se, the phrase "infused with attitude" does have quite a bit of resonance in this circumstance.
Like so many high performance cars the Cadillac can get from Aretha to Beyonce with insane quickness. However, unlike so many high performance cars, the CTS-V does it with a sophistication completely belying its amazing potential. While the angular, sharply drawn lines of the CTS-Vwould lead you to imagine a harsh ride and an all enveloping exhaust note, the CTS-V instead displays refinement.
The first production four-door sedan to break the legendary eight-minute barrier at Germany’s famed Nürburgring on street tires – the CTS-V established an indisputable reputation as one of the world’s highest-performing luxury sedans right out of the box.
In short, the CTS-V is one badass Cadillac y’all.