Drew Dowdell

Interactive Review: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

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Interactive Review:

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

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It's been a stressful couple of weeks for me at work. Thoughtful Cadillac was kind enough to send me 556 horsepower of stress relief. Thus begins our interactive review of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V coupe. We recently had the 300hp Cadillac CTS Coupe in for a review, You can check out the Interactive Review: CTS Coupe and the Full Review: CTS Coupe to get you started.

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Why not motor down here to central Jersey with it. I'll buy a tankful of premium if I can press the 'burn' pedal for half of that tank.

I rolled thru the local Cadillac dealer's back lot with my son- expressly to show him the silver CTS-V coupe in the back.

He was quite awestruck by it- even mentioned it again a few days later.

Killer design.Not sure why everyone feels the need to crouch down to shoot it-

the car is quite low in today's world of pregnant cow sedans; low-angle shots diffuse that.

Just my 2 cents...

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The red that Cadillac uses on the CTS-Vs looks so good. Makes the design of the vehicle pop with it.

Is it a Six Speed Manual or Automatic?

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Did you have to change your pants when you sat in it? I imagine my immediate response would be to jizz in my pants.

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Love the colour and the fact that it is a manual. Can you see out of it, though?

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Love the colour and the fact that it is a manual. Can you see out of it, though?

You must be new. C&G determined long ago that you can't see out the back or sides or really even the front so you will in fact run over grandma. EVERY. TIME. YOU. DRIVE.

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There is no doubt that Lutz had a hand in this car. It has Pratt & Whitney like thrust.

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What I want to know, once you're done with it, is if it's worth the 80 grand on the sticker.

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Killer design.Not sure why everyone feels the need to crouch down to shoot it-

the car is quite low in today's world of pregnant cow sedans; low-angle shots diffuse that.

Just my 2 cents...

Because shooting from standing level has all of the style and pizazz of a dealer classified. ;)

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Because shooting from standing level has all of the style and pizazz of a dealer classified. ;)

It can; yes but there's often too much distortion in those close/low shots. Esp with a car as chiseled & angular as the CTS.

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I shoot almost all of my shots that way. In my case at least, it's not specific to the CTS.

I'll get an overhead just for you ;-)

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How's the acceleration? from a stop? 30-70? up hills? handling? How does it hang when drifting through reducing radius corners? Brakes? Cupholders? Seat adjustability? Steering feel?

That's one car I'd love to drive...would even look past the huge butt and tiny windows...the smooth, twisting backroads of Eastern Ohio (in Tuscarawas, Holmes, Coshocton, and Carroll Counties in particular) would be a perfect playground for it..

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You must be new. C&G determined long ago that you can't see out the back or sides or really even the front so you will in fact run over grandma. EVERY. TIME. YOU. DRIVE.

If I run over grandma every time I drive... Grandma is having trouble learning to stay away from the car, isn't she? :roflmao:

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A wicked runner, that much is certain. Drew, by all means, have fun in it.

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The car is Awesome, the Caddy dealership by me has 3 in stock, a traditional black, a Ice Black or Metalic Black and the red. They are all listed at 75 to 80K, so if this one is only 70K, then it must have no options.

Regardless of price, the auto is freakin amazing. :smilies-38096:

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I want to ask a question, but frankly what can I think of when I think so damn highly of the car already. I guess the obvious: Does it feel more powerful than Albert's CRV? ;)

Is there any aspect of the car, however trivial, that you don't like?

If you wanted one before, does driving it now make you want to have one even more?

The only thing I'd like to see is maybe if you can get someone in the back seat to film the interior while you're driving it (at a safe, respectable speed of course).

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Wow. That is all I have to say. Best drive of my life and I didn't even get to wring it out as much as I did the R8.

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The car is Awesome, the Caddy dealership by me has 3 in stock, a traditional black, a Ice Black or Metalic Black and the red. They are all listed at 75 to 80K, so if this one is only 70K, then it must have no options.

Regardless of price, the auto is freakin amazing. :smilies-38096:

Those must certainly be marked up. The most the CTS-V coupe can go for with factory options is $71,320 + Gas Guzzler Tax of $1,326. Unless it is a Black Diamond edition.

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Did you have to change your pants when you sat in it? I imagine my immediate response would be to jizz in my pants.

ok, so then this is not a daily occurence? It is car induced? Therapy is in order.......

I suppose 556 hp is indeed 'jizz worthy'...if you analyze it......

carry on

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I want to ask a question, but frankly what can I think of when I think so damn highly of the car already. I guess the obvious: Does it feel more powerful than Albert's CRV? ;)

lol!

my only big question is visibility. i sat in the CTS and CTSv coupes at th autoshow this week and honestly you can't see out of the fking thing. how bad is the visibility in real world driving?

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Mr. Wolfe + CTS-V Coupe

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I'm hoping this means you took more than one photo?

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