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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Year (of specifications) 2011
Engine 6.2 litre supercharged V8
Transmission 6-speed manual or auto, RWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph 3.9 seconds
Horsepower 556 hp
weight -

The CTS-V Coupe is powered by the most powerful engine in the company's history

The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is the result of combining the new CTS Coupe with the 6.2 litre supercharged V8 from the CTS-V sedan.

"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 improvements to the CTS-V Coupe over the standard coupe are not just confined to the engine bay. The range of technical and performance enhancements includes Magnetic Ride Control, racing-bred Brembo brakes and an available automatic transmission with paddle-shift control.

The V-Series Coupe features a new grille that doubles the car’s air intake capabilities - vital for feeding the V8 engine lurking behind. It is also visually distinguished from the standard CTS Coupe 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 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, added to that the Coupe is nearly 1 inch (25 mm) wider than the sedan. The two models share only the instrument panel, console, headlamps, front fenders and grille.

Key design features of the CTS-V Coupe 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

Powering the CTS-V Coupe is a 6.2 litre supercharged LSA V8 which produces 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque. It is the most powerful engine ever offered in the company's history, and it allows the car to hit 60 mph in a scant 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.

Similar and related vehicles:
Cadillac CTS Coupe (2011)
Cadillac CTS Coupe concept
  2009 Cadillac CTS-V
  2005 Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac XLR
Cadillac XLR-V

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