The fellas at Road & Track recently spoke to Cadillac, Mazda, and Porsche about some of the magic behind exceptional modern, electric power steering. For Cadillac, it came down to focusing on three things: “effort, response, and feedback.”
“On the V models, we added underbody shear panels and tower-to-tower braces. We swapped bushings for rod ends to sharpen steering response,” Roma said.
Compromise is another element of “good” power steering, and its something the CTS-V is more than capable of with five driver-selectable modes.
“In tour [mode], the car should operate with comfortable effort and minimal feedback. But in track mode, we turn off the algorithms for artificial lane centering, crown compensation, etc. That enables the EPS to focus on feedback to the driver,” he continued.
The article then goes into the discussion of caster and nimble steering racks, but the big take away here is why Cadillac has one of the best electric power steering systems in today’s market. And having driven both the ATS-V and CTS-V at Road America, we find that claim hard to argue.
If you’ve driven one of the new performance Cadillacs, would you agree? Speak to us in the comment section below.