The CTS-V Coupe is powered by the most powerful
engine in the company's history
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
"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
cars 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
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
- Faster windshield angle (62.3 degrees) and a nearly horizontal
backglass enable an aerodynamic profile
- Signature vertical lighting, highlighted with LED light
- Signature center high-mounted stop lamp functions as a rear
- Aerodynamic roof-mounted antenna for OnStar and XM Satellite
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
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 6L90s
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