The new Cadillac CTS-V is undoubtedly one of the most exciting Cadillacs we’ve ever seen. With a staggering 640hp and a claimed top speed of 200mph, the new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V should no longer be considered a “good alternative” to an M5 or an E63, but rather the pick of the litter.
But we do have one major qualm with the incoming CTS-V– there won’t be a wagon. And that’s a heart-breaking sentence to write, especially because we’ve seen how awesome a new CTS-V wagon could look. Suffice to say, if you had a chunk of change set apart for a sweet wagon we feel for you. But don’t get too down because we’ve stumbled upon a near-perfect substitute.
May we draw your attention to this 1957 Chevrolet Nomad resto mod. From its retina-blasting taxi-yellow paint to subtler details like its shaved door handles this Nomad has it licked in the looks department. But more importantly, it’s also producing some serious shove.
Behind the grill sits a bored & stroked Corvette LT1 producing 450hp. While we don’t know much about the engine other than the fact it sports a hotter, Isky 265 hydraulic cam and some Thorley headers, the engine bay is so clean you could easily eat your next next meal off its Corvette-stamped engine cover.
And unlike our CTS-V wagon rendering, you can actually own this ‘Vette-powered grocery getter. Just find your way to the NRG Center in Houston, Texas on April 9-11 and this wonder-wagon could be yours. With no reserve on the listing (lot #S83.1) one lucky bidder is guaranteed to walk away with the keys to a very real and very fast GM wagon.