Jim Hudson Cadillac, the exclusive Cadillac dealer in Columbia, South Carolina, celebrates the news that the Cadillac CTS-V has been added to Car and Driver magazine’s prestigious 10Best Cars list for the fourth consecutive year. A member of the list since its second generation debuted in 2008, the Cadillac CTS-V is the only American luxury car to make the 2011 10Best list.
This year, the editors of Car and Driver chose to award the high-performance, 556-horsepower CTS-V line in lieu of the standard CTS range. The editors explained “In forsaking the mainstream CTSs, we are saying yes to psychedelic power, yes to organ-shifting g-forces, yes to the great, mind-expanding duality of Cadillacs that make the 0-to-60 sprint about as fast as a Ferrari 599…. These are hard-core performance cars, but they are also Cadillacs, with all of the seamlessness, refinement, and content that implies.”
The CTS-V line features a supercharged 6.2L V-8 delivering 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft of torque (747 Nm). Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission. Other high-performance features on the CTS-V family include standard Brembo performance brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, and 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.
Introduced as a 2010 model, the CTS-V Sport Sedan available in South Carolina is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour, and lapped the notorious Nurburgring racetrack in Germany in 7:59.32 minutes. The CTS-V Coupe, which went on sale this summer, pairs that performance with classic hardtop styling defined by the lack of a traditional B-pillar, the steeply raked windshield angle, and the long, nearly horizontal backglass. The Coupe also features details normally reserved for concepts, such as the rear spoiler integrated into the center high-mounted stop lamp, hidden touch pads to open the doors instead of standard door handles, and the center-outlet exhaust with twin tips that pass through the rear fascia. The CTS-V Wagon, which is now available for sale, pairs all the performance of the CTS-V with accommodations for up to 58 cubic feet of cargo.
“We sincerely appreciate Car and Driver’s continued recognition of the CTS as one of their favorite cars,” said Don Butler, vice president, Cadillac marketing. “The CTS is an example of the performance, design, and luxury that have made Cadillac a leader among luxury brands.”
Jim Hudson Cadillac is proud to offer the entire Cadillac CTS lineup, which is available at is Cadillac CTS Columbia SC website.