There’s a weird stigma with automotive journalists: we love wagons. It’s unknown why, but the automotive journalist’s perfect vehicle is a wagon, with a V8 and a proper manual gearbox. Therefore, we previously brought you our interpretation of what a third-generation Cadillac CTS-V sport wagon could have been. This time, we chopped off two additional doors.
Back with help from digital wizard, RM Design, we decided a five-door Cadillac CTS-V was much too normal. We want this three-door Cadillac CTS-V to fill ever single niche in our life. That means coupe-like style lines are present, leaving a gorgeous sweeping motion from the taillamp through the side vent uninterrupted.
Of course, the 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 is under the hood, and our CTS-V shooting brake would ideally feature a seven-speed manual gearbox, plucked from its C7 Corvette Z06 cousin. But this rendering isn’t just about the power, it’s the thought of 640 hp with a usable cargo area.
Last week we dared to dream with a five-door CTS-V. This week we took the dream and really got a little crazy with it.