From the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V coupe.
(rock music) <v Announcer>Cars.com Auto Review. Hi, I'm Joe Wiesenfelder with Cars.com. First there was a Cadillac CTS sedan. Then there was a CTS V performance version of that sedan. You might have seen a CTS coupe, now CTS V coupe.
Now what makes the CTS coupe a V, V series coupe? Well, it's a giant bulbous hood to make room for a 6.2 liter V8 with a supercharger. You have about twice as much grill area here to cool that thing off, and then obviously, you wanna be able to stop it. Here behind the 19 inch wheels are six piston Brembo calipers in the front, four piston brakes in the rear. Now also special to the V, in the back instead of the rectangular center-mounted tailpipes, we've got these large round ones and on the trunk, an even larger, more prominent center brake light spoiler combination. Now compared to the CTS V sedan, the coupe here is actually lower, about two inches shorter, and also in overall length, bumper to bumper, it's about two inches shorter. Cadillac says it should be quicker than the CTS V sedan, zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds. Now as a V series model, there's some other special things. There's a black obsidian interior in the center control stack there, the option of Recaro seats and also the suede-like material on the steering wheel and the shift knob. You can get a six speed automatic or a six speed manual. Now a lot of different upgrades make for a V series car, but the heart of this car is a 556 horsepower engine, 6.2 liter supercharged. Do you need that in a car? No. Do you want that? Absolutely. (upbeat music) <v Announcer>For more car related news, go to Cars.com, for our blog, Kickingtires.net.