The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V isn’t necessarily the new kid on the block, but it is the oldest. The Germans have been playing this game for much longer, and that means Cadillac is gung-ho about proving what a formidable competitor the American brute can be.
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has previously stated the 2016 CTS-V will be the German fanboys’ worst nightmare and, after having look at this hot lap video from the car’s Performance Data Recorder system, maybe he’s right.
Cadillac recently invited journalists to sample the car at Road America, but not before some of Cadillac’s finest drivers had a crack at the circuit. John Buttermore, Cadillac engineer, shows off the car’s athleticism, clocking a time of 2:40, and we can see he works the car for all it’s got.
Granted, it’s hard to portray speed on camera, but keep your eye on the speed as he exits corners, and how quickly the car moves from triple digits down to double during hard braking.
Check out the action in the video right down below.