May 9, 2008
2009 CTS- V Blisters Nurburgring
In testing today at Germanyís Nurburgring, Cadillacís upcoming new 2009 CTS- V completed a lap of the legendary Nordschleife in 7:59.32. This blistering time appears to be the fastest ever publicly documented for a production sedan.
Cadillac is nearing the completion of testing for the highly anticipated CTS- V , the limited-edition high-performance model based on the award-winning CTS sport sedan. John Heinricy, executive with GM Performance Division and an acclaimed racing driver, piloted the CTS- V through its sub-8 minute lap. The car itself had no performance modifications outside of those planned for consumer production, which is scheduled to begin this fall.
Estimated at 550 horsepower, the CTS- V is at the moment going through the final stages of intensive testing and development. One of the realistic objectives of the Cadillac team is to make the CTS- V the worldís fastest production sedan, as a part of the overall goal to make the V -Series Cadillacís ultimate expression of performance and technology. More updates will be released in the coming weeks as testing is finalized, including the carís certified SAE power ratings, acceleration specifications and U.S.-market pricing.
Video documentation of the carís breakthrough Nordschleife performance will be posted here in the coming days. Stay tuned.