2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon at 2010 New York Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Other automakers make super wagons, but they just don’t sell them in the U.S.   
  • Looks like: A very fast grocery getter
  • Drivetrain: 556-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, rear-wheel drive with six-speed automatic or manual transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Late 2010

What you see here is the “Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Show Car,” as GM describes it. Besides the custom paint job and subtle changes to the back end, this is the car that buyers will see in showrooms toward the end of 2010 and in early 2011.

What makes the CTS-V Sport Wagon special? You can get the same 556-horsepower, supercharged V-8 engine in the CTS-V sedan and upcoming CTS-V coupe, but the wagon, well, it has a hatch.  

Its unique bodystyle is all we can say about what distinguishes the wagon from either of the other two high performance variants. It will ride on 19-inch aluminum wheels, pack magnetic ride control, Brembo brakes and has an optional panoramic sunroof. OK, so there’s something it has that the other two don’t.
Why make a wagon this fast? It’s not unheard of. German automakers have similarly high-powered versions of their wagons. They’d be good competition for the CTS-V, too, and we’re sure every enthusiast magazine would write a comparison piece. There’s just one problem. None of the German automakers currently sell any of their wagons in the U.S., and there are no plans to do so.

So, gaze upon the CTS-V Sport Wagon. It’s truly a car with no equal. More photos below.

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David Thomas

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