In a previous Motor Trend comparison, the Lexus GS350 F Sport had triumphed over the BMW 535i, Audi A6 and Infiniti M37, earning it the nickname “Giant Killer”. So in this episode of Head 2 Head, host Johnny Lieberman finds out if the new, American-built Cadillac CTS Vsport can reign supreme over the German-slaying Samurai.
This might seem like a one sided comparison, as the Cadillac and its twin-turbo LF3 V6 produces 420 horsepower in comparison to the Lexus’ output of 306 horsepower. But these two cars both come in as-tested at about $60,000.
In the video below, Lieberman takes the cars out to Buttonwillow Raceway and on a classic Californian canyon road to see how they manage. The CTS with its electronic differential, magnetic ride control, and Pirelli P-Zero tires proves to be the better performer, putting down a better figure eight time and the shortest stopping distance ever recorded by MT in a sedan, at just 98 feet. But numbers aside, how do the F Sport and Vsport really compare? Find out in the video below.