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Old 12-06-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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CTS-V II CAUGHT SANS DISGUISE!!!









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2009 Cadillac CTS-V Uncovered

Any speculation about the styling of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V can now be laid to rest thanks to our exclusive spy photos. Snagged during a photo shoot of the upcoming Cadillac super sedan, these shots reveal a CTS V-Series with a dramatically revised front end, bigger wheels and tires and a few modest changes out back.

Gone is the egg-crate grille that gives the standard CTS such a distinctive look up front. In its place is a two-piece trapezoidal mesh grille much like the setup on the original CTS-V. We suspect the mesh design does a better job of feeding fresh air to the engine, as Cadillac has boasted about borrowing the design of the standard CTS's grille from the Sixteen concept.

Although the airdam on the CTS-V is certainly aggressive, it doesn't appear as though it's much lower to the ground when compared side by side with that of the standard CTS. This could be due to the fact that there's no bump strip at the bottom of this prototype piece, a detail that could be added to the production cars.

The shape of the airdam is continued all the way around the car by extended rocker sills and a reshaped rear fascia. It's more subtle than we expected, although the car already has fairly aggressive bodywork to begin with. Even the hood bulge is pretty sedate, as it blends in perfectly with the rest of the original hood creases.

Of course, the big question still remains: What's under that hood? Our best sources have been telling us to expect a normally aspirated LS7 V8, but a recent interview with Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor seems to confirm the other most talked-about option — a supercharged 6.2-liter V8. Either way, the 2009 CTS-V will have roughly 525 horsepower, a figure that will put it slightly ahead of direct competitors like the Audi S6, BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

Taylor also confirms that the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V will offer the choice of a manual or automatic transmission — both six-speeds. This should help broaden the appeal of the CTS-V, which has been a sales disappointment so far. Look for the official unveil of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:09 PM   #2
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wow rocken the ls7 this caddy will be wicked, and will have the looks to boot.
wait with this recieven a ls7 is there a chance that the camaro will recive one aswell in the ss or z/28 option
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:53 PM   #3
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I said the same thing over on GMInsideNews...

It all looks good except the front. The regular CTS has a better looking grille.

If they lost the ugly mesh and restyled it with something like the regular CTS's grille it would look much better.

I HATE mesh grilles.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:20 PM   #4
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i think it is a good looking car
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:40 PM   #5
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mesh is sexy id get the cts-v just for the mesh grill
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:54 PM   #6
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mesh is sexy id get the cts-v just for the mesh grill
Good one. I think the mesh grill suits the sporty character of the CTS-V very well. If a six-figure job weren't holding me back I'd be marching over to the nearest Caddy dealer to put my name on the list. No doubt.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:07 AM   #7
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Love the mesh too. But, not diggin the front end as much as I could be. LS7? Doubt it will ever happen. Again, too costly and is going out the door. I'm sure whatever they put under the hood will not dissapoint.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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I think I'm the only person anywhere at the moment that's signed on with the whole thing.
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Very sexy. Oh I love it.
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:51 PM   #10
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That looks niiice, not digging the headlights too much but the grill and body make up for it. Im gonna just say its sporting an LS3? possible ZR-1 engine too so idk.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:00 PM   #11
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I think you will see the LS8 or LSA in that car, not an LS7.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:45 PM   #12
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Very Cool, thanks for posting. Not a big sedan fan right now but that can change with age & kids
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