The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will join the auto industry's growing list of bombastic bar-raisers for the next selling season, when it becomes the most powerful Cadillac production vehicle ever sold by the brand. The new benchmark—set at 640 hp and 630 lb.-ft. of torque—also will be enough to propel the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds and enable a top speed of 200 mph.
For comparison's sake, the previous CTS-V could only muster a mere 556 horses and 551 lb.-ft. of twist, which was good for a 3.9-second 0-60 sprint. And perhaps more to the point, the engine in the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V also has notable horsepower advantages over brand-picked rivals like Mercedes' 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8, delivering 577 hp in S63 AMG, or the 4.4-liter TwinPower turbo from BMW that provides 560 hp to the M5.
The difference-maker for the Cadillac is an upgraded 6.2-liter V8 with a new, more compact and efficient supercharger, with that powerplant complemented by a freshly engineered eight-speed paddle-shifting automatic transmission with Performance Algorithm Shifting.