Best of the Best 2016: Wheels | Sedans: Cadillac CTS-V

  • Cadillac CTS-V
  • Cadillac CTS-V
  • Cadillac CTS-V
  • Ronald Ahrens

The CTS-V passes by with a boom, but Chuck Berry guitar licks should accompany that sound, because this is the most storming Cadillac sedan since the “Maybellene” era. Its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 produces an astounding 640 hp and 630 ft lbs of torque and enables a top speed of 200 mph. This power is sent to the rear wheels through a fuss-free 8-speed automatic transmission that you can control with the paddle shifters. The magnetically controlled shock absorbers ably tend to the ride and the handling. 

  • The five-mode traction-management system includes a competition-level setting for track days. 
  • The optional performance-data recorder produces high-definition videos with data overlays. 
  • Extra bracing and strengthening make the CTS-V’s chassis 20 percent stiffer than that of a standard CTS.

 Cadillac, cadillac.com (starting at $83,995) 

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