I love my black on black '05, but will almost certainly be selling or trading it to get one of these bad boys!
For what it's worth: I love the Suede wheel.
The new diff seems to have a rear, center mounted large "knuckle" supporting it. It appears to be similar to the new CTS4 style. I would think that someone on this forum has help on this.
I was in Detroit yesterday specifically to drool over the new CTS-V. I took my own pix, but they are similar to those posted here.
The Recaro sport seats look comfortable, but my "old" rear will probably opt for the regular seat. I saw, but could not touch, the suede steering wheel. While I understand the idea behind it, it would probably work out best in a garage queen; this car would likely be my DD and so a nice, traditional steering wheel cover (perforated leather?) would be great.
But other than that, the car is droolworthy. I can't wait to do a test drive next fall.
I think the perspective might be throwing you off a bit here, because replace that aluminum diff with a cast iron one and you've got the V. The rear support bracket and subframe are identical.
Keep in mind that MSRP is exactly that...manufacturer's suggested retail price. I have never paid sticker or close to sticker for any car I have ever purchased in my life and don't plan to on the 2009 CTS-V. My order for a 2009 CTS-V and 2009 Escalade goes in to my Cadillac dealer in March the day GM's ordering opens up and my dealer knows that they can't charge me anything more than their invoice pricing. This has already been established.