What is it? General Motors will show a high-performance version of its upcoming Cadillac CTS Coupe in Detroit. The CTS-V Coupe fits the sharp-edged two-door model with the 556-hp supercharged V8 engine from the CTS-V sedan. The 6.2-liter engine will be offered with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. GM claims this hot-rodded Caddy can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The 2+2 CTS-V coupe will use a version of the Cadillac magnetic ride control system to control body motions and optimize the ride and handling in real time. The CTS-V also has Brembo brakes and Michelin sport 19-inch summer tires. Recaro performance driving seats are an optional feature.
The coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS-V sedan, but it is two inches lower in height and two inches shorter in length, and the rear track is almost an inch wider. Other design features include touchpad operation for the doors, a hardtop without B-pillars, and a grille designed to doubles the cars air intake.
When will it be available? Summer 2010.