We’ve all had a long and hard look at the drool-worthy slab of automotive excellence known as the ATS-V and its insanely powerful, twin-turbocharged V-6. Though the small V model is nothing short of amazing, we all have to remember that it is only half Cadillac’s V-Series lineup, as there’s still a little number known as the CTS-V that has yet to break cover. According to a report from Autoblog.com, the ATS-V’s big brother is all dressed up and ready to walk the red carpet at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Whether it was by error or intentional, Autoblog received an invitation to attend Cadillac’s press conference in Detroit, and within this invitation was the quote “it’s time for the V-Series to elevate to the next level,” but little else was mentioned about the powerful sedan.
There is very little known about the CTS-V, as General Motors has thus far managed to keep a tight lid on the model. There are, however, plenty of rumors to go around, and the most consistent one is that the CTS-V will inherit the 2015 Corvette Z06’s supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8. At full-tilt, this would inject a mighty 650 horses and 650 pound-feet of twist into the cushy sedan turned track monster, but there is the chance that GM will detune the engine to the 600- to 625-horsepower mark to allow the Z06 some breathing room atop its lineup. There is also the outside chance that the CTS-V could get the Camaro ZL1’s 580-horse, 6.2-liter V-8, but that’s less likely given the rumors that the ZL1 — or whatever takes its slot in the lineup — will get a new powerplant when the redesigned Camaro debuts.
What we do know is that the CTS-V will battle the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, which come to the performance-sedan party packing a 4.4 liter V-8 with 560 ponies and a 5.5-liter V-8 with 550 horses, respectively. We also know that the CTS-V, like the ATS-V, will retain all of the design cues of its base CTS Sedan, but it will feature a slew of aerodynamic additions to create insane amounts of downforce.
Stay tuned for more details, as Autoblog states that the press event kicks off on the morning of January 13, 2015.