Cadillac officially announced 2016 Cadillac CTS-V pricing yesterday, and General Motors’ fastest production vehicle will set you back a cool $83,995. But, as we detailed in the official announcement, that’s quite the value proposition.
The 2016 CTS-V undercuts the similarly equipped Mercedes-Benz by an extreme $18,630, and even BMW’s ultimate driving machine by $9,605. That won’t stop some Cadillac V-series faithful from sticker shock, as the 2016 CTS-V’s price is a tad more than even past CTS-V customers are used to.
To wit, the outgoing CTS-V could be attained for less than $70,000. But, as many will attest, it wasn’t the complete package. It lacked the interior quality of its rivals, and lacked the presence of a proportionate wheelbase to the likes of the BMW M5, but still carried a lot of weight. Regardless, it remains a favorite among many performance enthusiasts.
But, 640 hp from the latest LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V8 (nearly 100 hp more than before), a rifle-quick 8-speed automatic transmission and a 200 mph top speed have us ready to pile our pennies together and start carpooling. Though you may disagree. However you feel, be sure to participate in our poll and sound off in the comments.