Ever since the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V were unveiled, the Internets have been set ablaze by contentious debate: Is this new crop of luxury sport sedans capable of outgunning Germany’s best?
It’s not like Cadillac hasn’t done so before.
While GM faithful are certain the Cadillac combo can easily run with BMW’s vaunted M3 and M5 and Mercedes-Benz’s mighty C63 AMG and E63 AMG models, others still contend that the new V-Series Cadillacs aren’t up to snuff. This is done without any formal logic or reasoning, just like most Internet arguments.
Though hopefully the trolls will go back from where they came from, as Cadillac engineers are currently undergoing final testing at das Nürburgring.
“The team is going over now in the middle of April,” Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen told AutoGuide last week at the New York Auto Show. de Nysschen said he wants to be there for the final tests before journalists get their paws on the new cars, but with a full schedule he’s not sure he’ll make it.
Of course, the importance of sticking-it to the Germans isn’t lost on de Nysschen.
“I think these bragging rights are useful,” he told AG, “but the guys go there for development purposes and a lot depends. If the weather works, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.” Weather did after all ruin an official ‘Ring time for the 2015 Corvette Z06.
We’ve got our fingers crossed the skies above Nürburg village hold back the wet stuff so the Cadillacs can do their thing.