2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Review

Cadillac announced the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, which debuted at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It combines the new Cadillac CTS Coupe dramatic design 556-hp (415 kW) supercharged V-8 Cadillac CTS-V sedan. The result is a luxury sports coupe to driving enthusiasts.

"Cadillac CTS-V Coupe marries the most powerful technology, sophisticated design and dramatic production," says Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. "This combination of visual and technical features designed to create an interesting selection of luxury sports cars for consumers."

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe begins production this summer. Its suite of technical and performance elements include Magnetic Ride Control, race racing Brembo brakes and an automatic transmission with paddle control available.

La Copa V-Series includes a unique grille that doubles the volume of car air intake, an important factor for its high-performance capabilities. Also be visually identified by a central section of the deck provides space for the compressor, and front and rear specific. As the Cadillac CTS Coupe, the exhaust pipe is centered inside the rear fascia, but with single points of twins. The car rolls on 19-inch wheels made of cast aluminum, available in polished or painted, and the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tires for high performance.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe rear track is almost inches wider than the CTS-V Sport Sedan, adding the car an aggressive look and provides an additional level of processing speed. The current CTS-V Sport Sedan has quickly established itself as one of the most powerful luxury sedans, has become the first production four-door street tires to break the legendary 8-minute barrier in the famous Nurburgring in Germany. The new V-Series Coupe a more elegant and a mass slightly smaller to ensure a high level of performance.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Inside, the cabin 2 2 combines performance and luxury. A new interior colors are offered Safran, contrasting microfiber inserts and stitching on the upper trim areas.

Form follows function

Cadillac CTS-V coupe style is a clear view of technical precision and performance of the purpose of the car.

The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS-V Sport sedan, but its overall height is approximately two inches (51 mm) lower and its total length is two inches (51 mm) shorter. The two models share the dashboard, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The main design features are:
  • Classic hardtop without conventional B-pillar

  • Touch-pad door operation eliminates the need for conventional door handles

  • Angle of the windshield faster (62.3 degrees) and an almost vertical rear window provide an aerodynamic profile

  • Signature of overhead lighting, highlighted with LED light tubes

  • Signature stop light Central high mounted spoiler is

  • Aerodynamic roof-mounted antenna for OnStar and XM Satellite Radio

Powertrain Supercharged

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 6.2L compressor employs LSA V-8 engine also available on the CTS-V Sport Sedan. Scheduled to 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm), it is the most powerful engine offered in the history of Cadillac and propels the CTS-V Coupe from 0 to 60 km / h in 3 , 9 seconds.

LSA engine intercooled Eaton supercharger system, premium aluminum alloy cylinder heads and numerous details designed to make sure that the power quietly and smoothly. Compressor, for example, is a unique, four rotor improves the silence, at the same time, optimizing the parameters of the engine.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

A pair of six-speed transmissions are offered the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a twin-disc clutch and the Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic paddle-shift control. Algorithm performance is part of the move 6L90 programming and provides a performance-oriented shift pattern during a continuous high-performance driving. How many of the Cadillac models, the driver only has to slide the transmission into manual "door" to put that more aggressive diversion.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Control the steering wheel does not require moving the shift lever. Steering wheel controls, thumb through a direct and fast way to use up / down gear selection.

Magnetic Ride Control

The V-Series reach elite levels of performance management, but also maintains the balance of the luxury car in "normal" driving. The facilitator of the technique of two driving modes is of a Cadillac Magnetic Ride Control history. That is standard on the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and technology in the world of fastest-reacting suspension. It uses shocks controlled by advanced magneto-rheological technology, rather than mechanical valves, speeding response time and accuracy.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Electronic sensors at all four wheels literally "read the road" every millisecond, making constant adjustments to damping to create virtually instantaneous command and precise body movements. This is particularly useful for high performance vehicles, as it helps to keep the car very composed during hard acceleration during cornering, braking and other dynamic maneuvers.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Magnetic Ride shocks also allow a wider range of damping control to optimize ride and handling in all driving conditions. The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, an additional measure of control is available with two selectable modes (Tour and Sport), which allows the driver to adjust the suspension for Grand Touring or performance of the unit.

Brakes and pneumatic systems
CTS-V includes sophisticated braking and tire systems, in collaboration with two companies renown for high-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin. Brembo brakes are at all four corners and include powerful six-piston calipers in the front calipers and four-piston rear.

Ventilated rotors career and to allow a strong initial braking force while optimizing heat resistance and eliminating fade. Brembo brake discs employ a '"dual-cast technology that combines cast iron and aluminum, resulting in excellent performance and weight loss. CTS-V is also an electronic parking brake, which allows for more legroom for the driver, who has a key role high-performance driving.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Michelin in partnership with Cadillac engineers to develop its acclaimed Pilot Sport summer tires for the PS2 Cadillac CTS-V and exclusive alloy wheels of 19 inches. Tires sustain high levels of grip in the track conditions, while performing well on the road.


Driving performance Recaro seats are optional in the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and provides excellent support for the conduct lively. These 14 seats include adjustable and performance tires tighten controls in the seat cushions and folders.

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe also includes an exclusive new option for the saffron-colored interior, giving a contrasting color accents are carried out on the panels and seams, which highlights the craftsmanship of the instrument panel, center console, door panels and seats.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The steering wheel, seat rings and the lever are covered in microfiber, nature provided the luxury of smooth suede inherent sensitivity to difficult health and moisture. These details are standard, elegant to the touch and help support high-performance driving.

Integrated center console car cut in obsidian black material that is applied to the center console and doors. Just like every CTS, the V-Series includes a hand-stitched panel of instruments, door panels and center console. The advanced features of entertainment and information extends to the V-Series. These include a hard drive 40 GB hard drive, advanced navigation system with screen and Bose surround sound digital deployment, and factory installed Bluetooth phone integration, all standard on the V-Series.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
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