The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V sport sedan, Cadillac's ultimate expression
of performance and luxury, is powered by a 556 horsepower supercharged
V8 engine which also develops 551 lb-ft of torque. The engine
is a modified version of the LS9 V8 found in the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The 2009 CTS-V also includes a comprehensive suite of technical
and design enhancements over the previous generation CTS-V,
including Magnetic Ride Control, an industry-first Performance
Traction Management program and the addition of a new automatic
transmission with paddle-shift control. Transmission choices
for the 2009 CTS-V include either a six-speed manual or an exclusive,
six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
It is the first automatic offered on the CTS-V.
"The CTS-V represents the full extension of our design,
technology and performance capabilities," says Jim Taylor,
Cadillac general manager. "The V-Series takes the award-winning
CTS sport sedan and elevates it to a position within the club
of the world's most exclusive and capable cars."
The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V also includes sophisticated braking
and tire systems, in partnership with two companies renown for
high-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin. Brembo brakes
are at all four corners and include powerful, six-piston calipers
in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear. Michelin
worked with Cadillac engineers to develop its acclaimed Pilot
Sport 2 (PS2) summer tire for the CTS-V and its 19-inch wheels.
Inside the CTS-V Cadillac have created a decidedly sporting
ambiance with Recaro 14-way adjustable sports seats, and a microfibre
material offering high levels of grip is added to the steering
wheel, seats and shifter to offer better driver control.
Similar and related vehicles:
2005 Cadillac CTS-V
2006 Cadillac STS-V