Way back in August, reports surfaced that the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V would make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with the larger 2016 CTS-V making its first public appearance at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The former half of that report turned out to be true, and now we can confirm the latter to be true also.
Cadillac’s next-generation CTS-V is expected to use a version of the 2015 Corvette Z06’s 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine, which may be detuned for use in the CTS-V. The Z06 produces around 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, however the LT4 variant to be found in the CTS-V may be closer to the low 600 horsepower mark. As previously reported, a manual variant will not be on offer, with General Motors’ eight-speed 8L90E automatic remaining the sole transmission option.
As we’ve seen in spy footage of the car testing at the Nurburgring, the new CTS-V will also make use of several aggressive aerodynamic components including a front splitter, a rear diffuser and a steep rear spoiler. Like the mid-size ATS-V, the more aggressive aerodynamic elements will likely be wrapped up in one optional aerodynamics package. Also like the ATS-V, a locking electronic rear differential, selectable driving modes and Brembo brakes may also be on offer.
We’ll have all the official details and pictures when the North American International Auto Show rolls around on January 13.