I doubt it- According to my Dealer locator there isn't a single salable unit in the country, not to mention the fact that they're built in Lansing, Michigan (Not Texas). Gold is also not available on the CTS-V, so chances are a Salesman saw a few 2009 V6 CTSs arrive and got prematurely excited.
The only possible explanation (which I still doubt) is that they're evaluation cars that are to be picked up from the Dealer and not for sale.
I saw a test mule/evaluation car here (Lansing) 2 days ago. Looked like it was on its way back to the plant. No camouflage, no disguise. All happened too fast for me to snap a photo. Pretty sure the photo would have sucked anyway from my PDA. It looked exactly, as far as I could tell, like the release photos we have all seen many times. From what I could see, the steering wheel was in fact velvety.
Yeah, the '09 base cars are out, we have plenty of them. The V's are not hitting the showrooms yet.
I can't wait until we get one so I can drool on it.... sorry to whoever buys it, I'll make sure they wipe up the drool before it is delivered.
Nope you are correct. From public introduction till a couple of months ago it was to be released "in the fall" (expecting a Sept production start) However production starts were moved roughly a month later to Oct, which in turn meant it would be winter for most before it started showing up. In reality a change of about a month.