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Old 02-16-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Wide-body Cadillac CTS-V could debut for 2007
By Ed Hellwig

The current Cadillac CTS-V isn't the BMW M5 killer General Motors hoped it would be. With the introduction of the more powerful 2006 M5, the CTS-V is 100 hp off the mark. Add in its lame interior and its vague steering and the Caddy's $50,000 price doesn't look like such a bargain.

We know a full-blown redesign of the CTS is already a done deal, but our latest spy photos show a prototype that hints at the possibility of a midcycle upgrade for the CTS-V. Caught testing at GM's Milford proving grounds, this prototype wears extended bodywork from nose to tail similar to Cadillac's CTS-V racecars. We've seen CTS prototypes like this before circling the Nürburgring, but they rarely had the level of fit and finish visible on this test car. This prototype also has a standard set of rear exhaust pipes. On the racecar the pipes poke through the bodywork ahead of the rear wheels.

And it's not just the bodywork that looks suitable for production. Check out the wheels and tires. Instead of ultralightweight O-Z racing wheels and low-profile slicks, this prototype is riding on wheels with the same design as the current CTS-V. They're not exactly the same, however, as you can clearly see that these wheels have lots of offset to accommodate wider tires. The change isn't just functional, it emphasizes the car's rear-wheel-drive setup. It's a styling trick BMW has used for decades now; it's about time Cadillac caught up.

If this car does turn out to be an actual production model, there will be more than just wider bodywork and a new set of wheels and tires to talk about. We would expect nothing less than a serious suspension upgrade along with the installation of the 505-horsepower, 7.0-liter LS7 V8 from the latest Z06 Corvette. This would put the CTS-V right back into the same league as the 500-hp 2006 BMW M5 in terms of power and at least a little closer when it comes to handling and steering feel. Throw in an upgraded interior and the CTS-V would start looking like a bargain again.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:59 PM   #2
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It's still just a Caddy...


Though if I was forced into buying a Caddy, this would be the one I would pick.

Versus walking to work
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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It's still just a Pimped out Caddy...
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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Well if its only fender flares and fat tires, I agree. If they add in the push rod lump of a motor than its not Pimper persay its optimized.

Come on you can optimize any thing, even SPAM
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:14 PM   #5
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I'd buy it. Hell, I'd buy the current offering!
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:32 PM   #6
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Could this be the rumored CTS-V Plus?
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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Looks nice enough
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:33 AM   #8
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I actually prefer the looks of the 'regular' CTS-V. That wide body kits cheapens the look for a nice looking car.

I truely hope that that is just a test mule for the next-gen CTS instead.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:14 PM   #9
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I don't get it. What is wrong with Caddys? They are great cars. Might not be as good as a MB or BMW but for the price you cannot go wrong. CTS is a great car. Never had a problem, its quick enough, good mpg and handles well. I think too many people have a distorted view of Caddys. Sure a 330 might be a better drive, but its also on average alot more money for the same features. Can't wait till the new one is out. LS7 would be a dream come ture to have in the CTS-V. I hope they do it. But I'd rather they wait till the new one is out so they use it in that and not the old model.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:19 PM   #10
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old man sports sedan
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:42 PM   #11
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I like the regular CTS-V's, this one looks retarded.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:54 PM   #12
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old man sports sedan
This is true. My old man is 63...loves the CTS. But I think he wants to go back to the DeVille

He wants more room...what to do what to do.... Thats the one caddy I do hate.
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:19 PM   #13
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This is true. My old man is 63...loves the CTS. But I think he wants to go back to the DeVille

He wants more room...what to do what to do.... Thats the one caddy I do hate.

STS-V FTW!
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:23 PM   #14
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STS-V FTW!
He wants to keep it under 50k, and thats really pushing the limits. Under 40k would be where he would want it, hence him owning a CTS.

I only wish he could own a STS-V.
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Old 02-18-2006, 01:07 AM   #15
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I actually prefer the looks of the 'regular' CTS-V. That wide body kits cheapens the look for a nice looking car.

I truely hope that that is just a test mule for the next-gen CTS instead.
I agree. This type of widebody doesn't flow with the 'edgy' Caddy design theme. They need a boxy widebody for it to look right.

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Old 02-18-2006, 01:28 AM   #16
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They need a boxy widebody for it to look right.
Exactly... needs some boxy fenders... like, say the squared off fenders of this car:



Ofcourse the problem with that is with GM's financiall problems there is no way they have enough money in the budget to spring for tooling for new sheetmetal, so they have to make due with plastic extensions, which unfortutanly don't flow with the car.
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Old 02-18-2006, 03:38 AM   #17
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I never liked Cadillac's boxy styling. Can't they go for something more smooth?

BTW, what's their cooeficient of drag anyways?
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Old 02-19-2006, 04:39 PM   #18
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Raise it a bit and you've got a CTS Outback.
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:11 PM   #19
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I dunno, I think it's a pretty decent looking car, I think Top Gear didn't think it was too bad actually, but wanted a better interior, gearbox, and chassis tuning, less the more power bit too. I think if they got those bits right, they'd have a really potent machine in their fleet and even though I've always thought of Caddy to be a bit of an old man's car, but I'd dig something like this with the Vette Z06 engine.
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:38 AM   #20
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Styling debate aside, I would recommend driving one before you make up your mind. I've had the pleasure to drive one for a day and was really impressed, especially for the price. Great acceleration, good handling, and impressive braking. Not to mention they are out there used for mid $30k. It's not an M5, but it is a hell of a lot cheaper than an m5 too.
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Styling debate aside, I would recommend driving one before you make up your mind. I've had the pleasure to drive one for a day and was really impressed, especially for the price. Great acceleration, good handling, and impressive braking. Not to mention they are out there used for mid $30k. It's not an M5, but it is a hell of a lot cheaper than an m5 too.
Except for the rears detonatonating...
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:20 PM   #22
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Can someone explain how the small wheel goes from the front to the rear so quickly??

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Old 02-20-2006, 05:48 PM   #23
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you guys are nuts. That widebody cts-v looks awsome. If i had the money I would be driving one of those. The the LS2 in it now is awsome, and LS7 would be insane.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:46 PM   #24
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The new one doesnt have the LS2 it hs the LS6 from the last generation Z06, hence the reason why the 2nd generation CTS-V would get the LS7 Z06 engine. LS2- 6.0 the LS6-5.7liters

Either way id wait for the 2nd generation 300 SRT8 with the 510hp 6.4liter hemi. The CTS-v no matter how good of a performer it is, is still considered too much of an american hot rod to be able to compete with the European snobs
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I'm a fan of the CTS-V. But this just looks like the older one with big fender flares added on.
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