: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Officially Revealed



Luxury & Exotics
01-05-10, 01:07 AM
Detroit Preview: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Unveiled : Auto News (http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2010/01/detroit-preview-2011-cadillac-cts-v-coupe-unveiled.html)

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After much anticipation, Cadillac has finally announced all the details of the new 2011 CTS-V Coupe. The high-powered version of the new CTS Coupe, which debuted at the LA Auto Show, is powered by the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found in the CTS-V sedan, with an incredible 556-hp at 6100 rpm and 551 ft-lbs of torque at 3800 rpm. That's enough to propel the 2+2 seater to 60 mph in an incredible 3.9 seconds.

But the CTS-V Coupe is so much more than a straight line performer, following in the Michelin PS2 tire marks of the V sedan - the first production four-door to run a sub eight minute lap time at Germany's famed Nürburgring. In fact, the V Coupe should lop off a few more seconds thanks to a rear track that is one-inch wider than the sedan. With the same wheelbase as the four-door, the V Coupe also gets a lower center of gravity thanks to an overall height that is roughly 2-inches (51mm to be precise) lower. The front and rear overhangs are even shortened, with an overall lengh that is also reduced by 51mm.

Other performance highlights include 19-inch wheels and some massive brakes with high-performance Brembo six-piston front calipers with 15-inch rotors and four-piston rear calipers with 14.7-inch rotors. And helping out in terms of delivering a performance oriented (or comfort oriented) ride are GM's amazing Magnetic Ride Control shocks, which monitor the road every millisecond and adjust shock pressure. First used on Corvettes, this technology is now used by the likes of Ferrari. For the CTS-V Coupe, Cadillac offers the shocks with two pre-sets, Tour and Sport, so a driver can set the car for their preferred driving mode.

As for how the car looks, well, Cadillac certainly didn't disappoint. The CTS Coupe's sleek profile gets a very masculine V treatment including some impressive big grilles up front, as well as a massive bulge in the hood to make room for all that engine. The overall look of the car is undeniably like the CTS, however, Caddy designers only carried over the headlights, front fenders and grille from the sedan, along with the instrument panel and center console on the inside.

Now the only thing left to do is drive it, and if it's anything like the sedan, the V Coupe will absolutely walk all over its German competition.

The new CTS-V Coupe will make it's world debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show on January 11th and is set to go on sale in early Summer.

ga_etc
01-05-10, 01:15 AM
All I can say is damn that is one good looking car. :drool:

Stingroo
01-05-10, 01:23 AM
May I have a towel?

ga_etc
01-05-10, 01:29 AM
May I have a towel?

I won't ask why you need one...

Lord Cadillac
01-05-10, 01:47 AM
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced the 2011 CTS-V Coupe, which debuts at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It combines the new CTS Coupe’s dramatic design with the 556-horsepower (415-kW) supercharged V-8 engine from the CTS-V sedan. The result is a luxury sports coupe aimed at driving enthusiasts.

“The CTS-V Coupe marries our most potent and sophisticated technology with our most dramatic production design,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “This combination of visual and technical attributes is designed to create a very compelling choice for luxury sports car consumers.”

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

The V-Series Coupe includes a unique grille that doubles the car’s air intake volume, an important enabler for its high-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by a raised center section of the hood that provides clearance for the supercharger, as well as specific front and rear fascias. Like the CTS Coupe, its exhaust is centered inside the rear fascia, but with unique twin outlets. The car rolls on 19-inch cast aluminum wheels, available in either painted or polished finishes, and Michelin Pilot Sport 2 performance tires.

The CTS-V Coupe’s rear track is nearly an inch wider than the CTS-V Sport Sedan, adding to the car’s aggressive stance and enabling an extra measure of handling capability. The current CTS-V Sport Sedan has quickly established itself among the world’s highest performing luxury sedans, becoming the first production four-door on street tires to break the legendary 8-minute barrier at Germany’s famed Nürburgring. The new V-Series Coupe’s sleeker shape and slightly lower mass ensure a similarly high level of performance.

Inside, the 2+2 cabin combines performance and luxury. A new Saffron interior trim color is offered, with contrasting microfiber seat inserts and stitching on the upper trim areas.

Form follows function

The CTS-V Coupe’s design is a clear visual statement of the technical precision and performance intent of the car.

The Coupe has the same wheelbase as the CTS-V Sport Sedan, but its overall height is about two inches (51 mm) lower and its overall length is two inches (51 mm) shorter. The two models share only the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille.

Key design features include:

* Classic hardtop styling, with no conventional B-pillar
* Touch-pad operation for the doors removes the need for conventional door handles
* Faster windshield angle (62.3 degrees) and a nearly horizontal backglass enable an aerodynamic profile
* Signature vertical lighting, highlighted with LED light pipes
* Signature center high-mounted stop lamp functions as a rear spoiler
* Aerodynamic roof-mounted antenna for OnStar and XM Satellite Radio

Supercharged powertrain

The CTS-V Coupe employs the LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine also found on the CTS-V Sport Sedan. Rated at 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm), it is the most powerful engine offered in Cadillac’s history and propels the CTS-V Coupe from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

The LSA engine features an intercooled Eaton supercharger system, premium aluminum-alloy cylinder heads and numerous details designed to ensure it makes its power as quietly and smoothly as possible. The supercharger, for example, has a unique, four-lobe rotor design that enhances quietness while also optimizing the performance parameters of the engine.

A pair of six-speed transmissions is offered in the CTS-V Coupe: a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a dual-disc clutch and a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control. Performance Algorithm Shifting is part of the 6L90’s programming and provides a performance-oriented shift pattern during sustained high-performance driving. As with many Cadillac models, the driver needs only to slide the shifter into the manual “gate” to put the transmission into that more aggressive mode.

The paddle shift control requires no shift lever movement. Steering wheel thumb controls allow immediate and quick tap up/tap down gear selection.

Magnetic Ride Control

The V-Series reaches elite levels of road-holding performance, but also maintains the poise of a luxury car in “regular” driving conditions. The technical enabler of that dual-mode driving character is Cadillac’s landmark Magnetic Ride Control. It is standard on the CTS-V Coupe and is the world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology. It uses shocks controlled by advanced magneto-rheological technology, rather than mechanical valves, to greatly accelerate response time and precision.

Electronic sensors at all four wheels literally “read the road” every millisecond, making constant adjustments to damping to create virtually instantaneous and extremely precise control of body motions. This is of particular benefit for a high-performance car because it helps keep the car very composed during hard cornering, acceleration, braking and other dynamic maneuvers.

The Magnetic Ride shocks also enable a broader range of damping control to optimize the ride and handling for all driving conditions. In the CTS-V Coupe, an extra measure of control is offered, with two selectable modes (Tour and Sport), enabling the driver to tailor the suspension for grand touring or more spirited performance driving.

Braking and tire systems

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

Slotted and vented rotors enable strong initial braking force while optimizing heat resistance and eliminating fade. The brake rotors from Brembo employ a “dual-cast” technology that combines cast iron and aluminum, resulting in excellent performance and weight reduction. CTS-V also includes an electric parking brake, enabling more legroom for the driver, key for high-performance driving.

Michelin partnered with Cadillac engineers to develop its acclaimed Pilot Sport PS2 summer tire for CTS-V and its exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels. The tires support high levels of grip in track conditions, while also affording good performance on the road.

Interior amenities

Recaro performance driving seats are optional in the CTS-V Coupe and provide excellent support for spirited driving. These 14-way adjustable performance seats include pneumatic bolster controls in the seat cushions and backrests.

The CTS-V Coupe also includes an exclusive new Saffron color option for the interior, providing a contrasting color accent carried on the seat inserts, as well as the stitching, which highlights the craftsmanship of the instrument panel, center console, door trim and seats.

The steering wheel, seat inserts and shifter are covered in microfiber, providing the luxurious character of suede without suede’s inherent drawbacks of difficult care and moisture sensitivity. These accents are standard, elegant to the touch and help support high-performance driving.

The car’s integrated center stack is trimmed in Obsidian black material that is also applied to the center console and door trim. Just like every CTS, the V-Series includes a hand-stitched instrument panel, door trim and center console. Leading-edge infotainment features extend to the V-Series. They include a 40-gigabyte hard drive, advanced navigation system with a deployable screen and Bose digital surround audio, as well as factory-installed Bluetooth phone integration, all standard features on the V-Series.

Aron9000
01-05-10, 01:49 AM
:postpics:

dvandentop
01-05-10, 01:52 AM
:postpics:




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dvandentop
01-05-10, 01:53 AM
more here

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/05/2011-cadillac-cts-v-coupe-muscles-in-with-a-quickness-and-a-thic/

V-Eight
01-05-10, 02:38 AM
Beautiful....

I need to get some hight res shots of that for a background

Jon
01-05-10, 02:51 AM
More pictures:

http://www.ontariocts.com/?p=113

qictrk
01-05-10, 04:40 AM
I wonder if they will offer a new exterior color. I would love to get one. All I need to do is convince my wife that its worth to take a 15-20K loss on our '09 At least I have a year to come up with a story as to why we need to get the coupe. Cecil.......:crying2:

csp3000
01-05-10, 10:39 AM
:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

Tedboss1
01-05-10, 10:52 AM
Lower, shorter and wider....looks interesting

allklr
01-05-10, 11:11 AM
Man I hate that exhaust

NeedCTS-v
01-05-10, 11:34 AM
X2 on the exhaust.

Also, although the "no B pillar" thing is aesthetically pleasing, it also appears to be a framless door window which based on my past experience with F-body cars and corvettes is a bit of a disappointment. In almost all cases led to window rattles, wistling coming from the door seals, etc.

Other than those two things, the car looks awesome!

neuronbob
01-05-10, 01:12 PM
:drool:

Can't wait till next weekend to see this in person!

Vrocks
01-05-10, 01:13 PM
Awesome car! There's nothing about it that I don't like. I'm glad they did the center exahust to help distiguish the coupe V a little more - it's good to see Cadillac / GM do something that's cool, while in the past they'd just give it a regular exhaust "because it would be a waste of money...". The interior option sounds cool as well... too bad there weren't any interior pics.

Now, how much will it cost?

DrewDog
01-05-10, 01:20 PM
please tell me it comes with a back-up camera.

concorso
01-05-10, 01:43 PM
Hate the exhuast... Loathe the exhuast. Dying to own this car! The fall cant come soon enough!

JD03Cobra
01-05-10, 01:51 PM
I love the exhaust and that car looks sick! Can't wait to see it here at the Auto Show.

dqw1
01-05-10, 02:28 PM
Love the exhaust!

Florian
01-05-10, 03:16 PM
already planning on ditching my STSv for this......next summer should be fun.

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ericpd
01-05-10, 05:27 PM
Man I hate that exhaust

Are you serious? If you ask me, it's screaming of it's ZR1 DNA. Slammin' in my opinion. Lot's of exotics and super cars employ stinger style exhaust design,... no reason we gotta be shy about it. True stingers are functional when it comes to enhanced breathing,... can't tell whether it's just design or true from the pics. Can't wait to hear the exhaust note,... that should be interesting.

Now all they need is to give us a sequential tranny, and replace those STUPID shift buttons on the steering wheel with some decent metallic paddles. Taking a queue from MB and removing the torque converter and putting a clutch pack in it's place wouldn't be bad either. GM toyed with centrifugal clutches way back in the 50's and 60's with some of their commercial trucks,... dust off some of those design notes and have at it again. Concepts not new,... my son's go-kart has one!

lmcgrew79
01-05-10, 06:27 PM
Im not sure about it. The picture from the rear, it looks good, but from that front side angle it has the look of a wagon that had the middle section cut out of it, like the nose is to long or something. kinda reminds me of the mb c230 hatchback...egh....i guess ill have to see it in real life...

proexpert
01-05-10, 07:05 PM
Wow that is real nice. Make mine black please.

Jayrcr3
01-05-10, 09:14 PM
Also, although the "no B pillar" thing is aesthetically pleasing, it also appears to be a framless door window which based on my past experience with F-body cars and corvettes is a bit of a disappointment. In almost all cases led to window rattles, wistling coming from the door seals, etc.

^^^agreed^^^


Lets get this baby to Germany and let O'Connell take it for a few laps. What do you guys think? 7:40's?

V-Eight
01-05-10, 09:20 PM
Some bigger shots for backgrounds or whatever here:

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/gallery/showgallery.php?date=1262667888

I'm using the close-up of the the wheel.

Yeqon
01-05-10, 10:03 PM
No to exhaust, no to third brake light, still don't like the headlights or fogs.... and I bought because it was a four door. But still a good looking car just not my cup of tea if I was going to have coupe.

ericpd
01-05-10, 10:38 PM
No to exhaust, no to third brake light, still don't like the headlights or fogs.... and I bought because it was a four door. But still a good looking car just not my cup of tea if I was going to have coupe.

Sounds like you're a candidate for a brand new shiny M6!

Gotham CTS-V
01-06-10, 11:43 AM
Am I the only one who isn't crazy about it? Of course, the CTS-V is a beautiful car. That's one of the reasons I got it. So yeah, the coupe will look good (same front, wheels, etc). But looking at it from the side and even the back, I think the trunk is way too high, almost like the old Mercedes C Coupe...or a Prius...

I love coupes and always prefer them to the sedan counterpart, but I honestly feel the sedan looks better because of the back and side profile. But maybe seeing it in person will change that. Hopefully it does.

Bigron
01-06-10, 03:53 PM
I hope a couple of you guys that have a lot more money than I with a 2009 sedan, decide you have to have a coupe and trade it in next summer and take that hit.

Cub Cadet
01-06-10, 05:26 PM
:ack:

thebigjimsho
01-06-10, 07:28 PM
Am I the only one who isn't crazy about it? Of course, the CTS-V is a beautiful car. That's one of the reasons I got it. So yeah, the coupe will look good (same front, wheels, etc). But looking at it from the side and even the back, I think the trunk is way too high, almost like the old Mercedes C Coupe...or a Prius...

I love coupes and always prefer them to the sedan counterpart, but I honestly feel the sedan looks better because of the back and side profile. But maybe seeing it in person will change that. Hopefully it does.
I LOVED the concept they had in Detroit in '08. But the proportions look different in these pics and I'm wondering if it's just because they are pics. Does anyone have pics of the concept to see the differences?

Because I'm not as excited about the coupe as I'd thought I'd be...

dvandentop
01-06-10, 10:46 PM
Im not sure about it. The picture from the rear, it looks good, but from that front side angle it has the look of a wagon that had the middle section cut out of it, like the nose is to long or something. kinda reminds me of the mb c230 hatchback...egh....i guess ill have to see it in real life...


ewwwww those damn c230 hatchbacks were nasty mofos!

Loveldos
01-06-10, 11:02 PM
The CTS-V Coupe is sublime! :thumbsup: Check out a regular 2011 CTS Coupe "in motion:"

YouTube- 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe On the Road

And yes, (someone asked), the "back-up" camera is standard on all CTS Coupes.

UnsafeAtAnySpd
01-07-10, 04:08 AM
Yeah, I think the pictures probably don't really do it justice. For one, both the V1 and V2 sedans aren't that photogenic either as they both look WAY better in person. Some motion video like the one posted above will give a better idea I think. Plus, lower generally always looks better and could help even more.

Gotham CTS-V
01-07-10, 09:00 AM
Definitely looks better in the video. I still need to see it in person.

thebigjimsho
01-07-10, 11:32 AM
^^^agreed^^^


Lets get this baby to Germany and let O'Connell take it for a few laps. What do you guys think? 7:40's?
It's not going to be any lighter. They talk about a wider rear track but that's a minimal improvement. If they could knock anything more than a couple seconds off the sedan time, I would be shocked. 7:40s? No way...

Gotham CTS-V
01-07-10, 12:25 PM
It's not going to be any lighter. They talk about a wider rear track but that's a minimal improvement. If they could knock anything more than a couple seconds off the sedan time, I would be shocked. 7:40s? No way...

Lol yeah didn't the Z06 get a 7:42?

OldRoadDawg
01-07-10, 02:47 PM
It's not going to be any lighter. They talk about a wider rear track but that's a minimal improvement. If they could knock anything more than a couple seconds off the sedan time, I would be shocked. 7:40s? No way...
Jim - didn't that engineer at Monticello tell us that the coupe would weigh about the same as the sedan?

thebigjimsho
01-07-10, 03:20 PM
Jim - didn't that engineer at Monticello tell us that the coupe would weigh about the same as the sedan?
Yes he did...

Vrocks
01-07-10, 05:24 PM
I think it has to be a little quicker because it's more aerodynamic. It may weigh less because it's two inches shorter and two inches lower.

thebigjimsho
01-07-10, 06:05 PM
I think it has to be a little quicker because it's more aerodynamic. It may weigh less because it's two inches shorter and two inches lower.
A perfect aerodynamic shape(or close to) is a teardrop shape. The frontal area is the same. The rear slope of the sedan isn't far off or any more obtrusive than the coupe. I doubt aerodynamics dictate ANY noticeable change in acceleration.

As for dimensions, many sedan-coupe hopefuls have made that argument in the past. Check any sedan to coupe development and see the weights. They are almost always identical, sometimes with the coupe being heavier because of added structural enforcements that were needed in the development.

And everyone involved with the project has said to expect the weight to be just about identical. I go by that.

ericpd
01-07-10, 09:31 PM
It's not going to be any lighter. They talk about a wider rear track but that's a minimal improvement. If they could knock anything more than a couple seconds off the sedan time, I would be shocked. 7:40s? No way...

Oh I dunno. I've seen one article talk about it shedding some weight,... not much, but some. Loosing 2 doors almost always equate to some weight savings,... just like swapping out a steel roof for a fabric roof almost always equates to a weight gain. A wider rear track is hardly 'a minimal improvement'. I've heard some say that the wider track should help calm down the happy tail our cars are known for. It's bite into turns is already said to be better than the M5 and M6, making under-steer the least of the V's set of problems,... it's just the tail that runs amuck at times, especially when we get too happy with all the torque we have under our right foot. Both articles also commented on the coupé's improved drag coefficient and down force over the sedan. Hell, cleaning up the drag and added down force alone might account for half those 19 seconds.

Shaving 19 seconds doesn't sound impossible, but like you I'd also be shocked. But unlike you, I'm willing to hold back a bit longer on the "No Way". Let's get John behind the wheel and see what happens.

thebigjimsho
01-08-10, 01:32 AM
Yeah, the 2 door M3 with its carbon fiber roof shaved a whole 13 pounds from the non-carbon fibered 4 door. Very few coupes are much lighter than their sedan counterparts...

ericpd
01-08-10, 02:23 AM
Yeah, the 2 door M3 with its carbon fiber roof shaved a whole 13 pounds from the non-carbon fibered 4 door. Very few coupes are much lighter than their sedan counterparts...

OK,... I'm learning something. Maybe that 19 seconds is a bit out of reach after all. Still I like to see the attempt made. I think we all would. Whatever the outcome, I'm confident it would best any lap time coughed up by the new E63.

Vrocks
01-08-10, 10:15 AM
A perfect aerodynamic shape(or close to) is a teardrop shape. The frontal area is the same. The rear slope of the sedan isn't far off or any more obtrusive than the coupe. I doubt aerodynamics dictate ANY noticeable change in acceleration.

As for dimensions, many sedan-coupe hopefuls have made that argument in the past. Check any sedan to coupe development and see the weights. They are almost always identical, sometimes with the coupe being heavier because of added structural enforcements that were needed in the development.

And everyone involved with the project has said to expect the weight to be just about identical. I go by that.

I'm just saying... I'd be surprised if the coupe isn't a hair faster, that's all - I own the sedan and I doubt I'll switch to the coupe. I'm also not concerned with a tenth of a second (or less), or if it's a second or two faster at the ring.

thebigjimsho
01-09-10, 12:03 AM
I'm not trying to poopoo the coupe. I actually want it to be faster. I want it to be a world beater. But I think many people think coupe = sports car. Coupe = 2 door sedan...

UnsafeAtAnySpd
01-09-10, 12:46 AM
So CTS-V Coupe vs. M6?

thebigjimsho
01-09-10, 01:18 AM
So CTS-V Coupe vs. M6?
The Camaro SS' Lightning Lap was faster than the M6. The coupe will destroy the M6...

UnsafeAtAnySpd
01-09-10, 01:55 AM
Yeah, and I want to see it. :)

...still planning on a V Coupe to park next to my '04 in May 2011.

Loveldos
01-10-10, 01:33 PM
Check out this guided tour of the latest "hot rod Cadillac!" Here is the link:

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/multimedia/player/index.php?id=3970

OldRoadDawg
01-10-10, 02:55 PM
Hm-m-m.... 10" wide wheels on the rear of the coupe.
Wonder if they'll work on the sedan?

V-Eight
01-10-10, 04:17 PM
Interior shot, that 2 tone is sick!

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/gallery/data/591/medium/X11CA_CT027.jpg

Nutz
01-10-10, 04:28 PM
Check out this guided tour of the latest "hot rod Cadillac!" Here is the link:

http://apps.detnews.com/apps/multimedia/player/index.php?id=3970Perhaps the Ed Piatek from the Supercharger/Wheel Clicking threads here, eh?

dvandentop
01-10-10, 07:32 PM
Hm-m-m.... 10" wide wheels on the rear of the coupe.
Wonder if they'll work on the sedan?



wonder if using same rear tires?

CIWS
01-11-10, 03:57 PM
Eww lower door rocker panels. This is what my dealership has damaged three times now on their lift with my STS-V. If you buy one of these stay away from Sewell Cadillac on Lemon Ave in Dallas. At least anything they have to put the car on the lift for.

bcc
01-11-10, 09:15 PM
Any word on pricing? More or less the same as the sedan?

Jon
01-12-10, 02:10 PM
Check out this vid of the V coupe. It's almost as if Top Gear made it

http://www.ontariocts.com/?p=120

dvandentop
01-12-10, 02:42 PM
pretty sweet vid