INTRO: A bulging hood, low-slung ride, and gaping chrome grille are the overt visual cues that this is no ordinary CTS luxury sedan. In fact, the 2012 CTS-V is a supercharged, fire-breathing, competition-eating beast.
FEATURES: Luxury meets performance in the 5-passenger CTS-V, with standard 19-inch aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, a Bose 5.1 Surround sound system, and magnetic ride control suspension. Ventilated 8-way power leather bucket seats come standard, but those looking for a more sporting feel would do well to select the optional Recaro performance bucket seats.
PERFORMANCE: Powering the CTS-V is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 sending an amazing 556 horsepower and 551 pound feet of torque to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
WARRANTY: All Cadillac's come with a 5-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
SUMMARY: With an attractive blend of luxury and performance features, and an immensely potent powerplant, the 2012 CTS-V may just change the way you look at a Cadillac.