2009-2013 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Is this it? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2013; http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=123863
I like front from regular CTS Better...
Eh... to each their own
Not liking much of any of it, except the hood.
Rear bumper looks even more ricey.
And what's with all the chrome bling? Fender vent, side window trim, trunk lid?
Hope the engine/drive train make up for it.
The Gen I is looking even better IMO.
The wife took one look at and said it looks out of proportion.
Doesn't like all the chrome either.
But - it's not like I was planning on putting down a deposit on one anyway.
Keep in mind those photos are from a long ways away and are not the best quality. I didn't really like the regular CTS until I saw one... I don't think the car photos well, but it looks great in person. That being said, WTF the bumper looks out of proportion...
Looks very clean, interesting that the V badges are on but there is no "supercharged" badge like the STS-V and XLR-V. Like the staggered tire sizes and apparently six pot brakes. Too much chrome, lower front grille is derivative at best, always thought our V grille was quite a stand out original.
But 600 hp would go a long way towards warming me up. Reference to 525 hp hopefully is wrong.
I know this will be an uncommon opinion but I'm still glad to hear there will be an automatic version of the CTS-V. As mentioned in the Edmunds article, the CTS-V is, so far, a failure in regards so sales. I like the fact that Cadillac is in the performance game. But they can not and will not stay if nobody is buying the vehicles. The automatic will change this negative trend tremendously...