So, we have another very fast Cadillac to introduce. One with 575hp and 4 doors.
No this is not the new CTS-V that we recently confirmed being the fasted Cadillac yet. This Cadillac is a JET! A Jet you ask, yes a Jet, just listen to the video below. The video below is where Cadillac makes a complete mockery out of the Benz C63 commercial attempting to answer the question of how much HP is fast or how much HP will take your breath away. I think 575hp just might do it.
2009 Cadillac CTS-V: Loads and loads of power!
Remember when we posted an article about how manufacturers and car fanatics are utilizing the Nurburgring as a new meter stick for measuring the performance of new vehicles? Well, no different with Cadillac when it comes to their fastest Cadillac yet, the new Cadillac CTS-V. This new CTS-V is new using components from the new Corvette ZR1 making a mighty 556hp and 551 ft. lbs. of torque all in a package that can actually handle that type of power, not to mention 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. Garage 419 did an excellent video with a drive and interview with Nurburgring record holder, John Heinricy. Hold on to your butts, this is going to be one serious drive!
Enjoy the video!
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In Europe, the station wagon is one of the coolest rides you can buy like the Mercedes E series and BMW 5 series wagons. In North America it’s a whole different story, for some reason the wagon still echoes it’s the ultimate in un-coolness and totally laden with its traumatizing Brady bunch stereotypes. So what is Cadillac going to do with a CTS Wagon?
The 2010 CTS Sport Wagon is changing the way Americans think about the old station wagon. From the front it looks no different than the normal CTS, but when you look at the rear you will see its differences like its 26 LED powered tail lights that extend almost the entire rear end. Every line, every crevice, every nuance has a purpose. It screams speed. It yells high class. And it’s got good fuel economy to boot. And for those planning on packing a lot of stuff into it, it has a whole lot of usable space.
What do ya think about this?
Today GM released the announcement to its employees and to the public that they have plans to majorly cut production including 4 truck plants. The slow in the economy and high gas prices is obviously a major factor in the decision that GM is making in the upcoming months. Surprisingly Rick Wagoner, GM’s CEO, announced possible closing of plants that make many GM SUV’s and trucks with a mention of a possible removal or sale of Hummer which may remove this brand from the market all-together.
This may come as a surprise when you listen to Rick Wagoner mention the closing of plants that produce the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon. We all know that is a big monster in the SUV market but we also know the SUV market is diminishing very fast mainly due to the fact that SUV’s consume A LOT of gas and the economy just cannot support the high price of such vehicles.
CNN.com posted the news this morning and reads:
The all-new 2008 CTS is a real breakthrough for Cadillac. The all-new CTS is now firmly a part of the growing entry level luxury class with it’s unique styling, precise performance, and outstanding craftsmanship with the latest high-tech goodies inside.
The new 3.6 liter V6 with VVT and Direct Injection gives you excellent power and the driving dynamics more closely matches the competition from M-B, BMW, Audi and Lexus. Built in America , the CTS will save the consumer many thousands of dollars over the comparable import brands. GM is turning a corner now by building excellent automobiles with the Cadillac luxury brand leading the resurgence.
The Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen – Battery powered Vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show – Las Vegas, NV
Hydrogen fuel cell powered Cadillac gets about 300 miles to one tank of hydrogen. It is sort of a hybrid where it primarily runs on hydrogen but uses battery power for storing electricity for the duration of a long trip. The Cadillac Provoq should go up to 100 MPH and achieve a 0-60 tile of 8.5 seconds. Speculation is that this Caddy is based off of the Chevy Volt, an electric car with batteries changed by an ethanol or gas powered motor.
Although flying cars aren’t yet a reality, automakers are continually developing new technologies to make our cars safer and more futuristic. Here are some of our favorite automotive features from 2007 that edge us ever-closer to a car George Jetson would be proud of. Features from a number of cars made our list, but the 2008 Infiniti EX35 received the most mentions, including the top spot with our favorite new feature, Lane Departure Prevention.
Best New Feature: Lane Departure Prevention
Where you can find it: Infiniti EX35
Infiniti’s Lane Departure Prevention builds on conventional lane-departure warning systems, which detect lane markings and sound a chime if you drift astray. LDP goes one step further by gently applying the brakes to certain wheels to nudge you back on course. Sound too intrusive? We tried it out in the EX35 and it keeps a remarkably low profile. Hit the turn signal or steer the wheel slightly, and the system deactivates. On straight roads, it intervenes with just a hint of deceleration, and the dashboard chime alerts you of its actions. For its effectiveness and low profile, LDP is the winner.
Scratch Shield Paint
Where you can find it: Infiniti EX35
The crusade for city-friendly transportation began years ago with plastic bumpers and dent-resistant doors. It reaches new heights with Infiniti’s Scratch Shield paint. On the EX35, Scratch Shield combines a highly elastic resin with the clearcoat finish. The resulting surface is said to maintain a glossy appearance over the years, and it can actually undo minor damage in the course of a few days. While Scratch Shield won’t repair dents or gashes, Infiniti says it can restore things like fingernail scratches under the door handles. We haven’t had a chance to see it in action, but we’re intrigued by the prospects.