We fell in love with the CTS Sport Wagon the minute we laid eyes on it. What’s not to love about a beautiful wagon that gets its power down to the ground through the rear wheels (or all if that’s what you prefer)? So you could imagine how much we wanted to see a V-badged 556 horsepower, supercharged V8 version with its suspension tuned for the Nurburgring. Such a vehicle would make complete sense to us based purely on the “awesome factor.” For GM, however, putting the CTS-V Sport Wagon into production is a matter of proving the business case for the car, which more often than not boils down to estimating the revenue generated from sales outweighing the development, production, and marketing expenses.
We know that Bob Lutz has been a vocal proponent of the CTS-V, but even the car czar didn’t seem to truly believe that the powerful sport wagon would come to market. Of course if GM sees noteworthy demand, the CTS-V wagon could see the light of day in your driveways. So it’s with great pleasure that we present to you the latest rumors about the CTS hot-rod wagon coming to a dealer near you! A report from Straightline quotes GM sources saying the super wagon has been given the green-light for production, and Inside Line repeated the same on its Twitter account. Not to get your hopes down, but GM hasn’t confirmed the report. Some time after we got word of this, the fine crew at Autoblog came out with yet another juicy rumor:
“one of our readers sent us a copy of what he claims to be an email exchange between himself and GM’s Bob Lutz. Reader Bob emailed Lutz, telling him that if General Motors offered a CTS-V wagon with a manual gearbox, he would buy one. Lutz reportedly responded with:
“Since we do market the V with a 6-speed manual, and since a V-wagon is in the plan, we’ll be selling you a car in one year!”
We called Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell, presented him with the alleged Lutz email conversation, and asked him if the V-Series wagon is indeed officially a go. His reply?
“No, there’s not been an ‘official’ or announced change in the status of this car. It’s certainly a car we’re thinking of, and one we know how to do. I can’t really speak to what’s inside your reader’s email account. I don’t doubt him….nor would I doubt Bob Lutz.”
Autoblog continues that “Another source within GM tells us there are at least two CTS-V wagons (one manual, one automatic) currently undergoing verification testing at General Motors.”
So there you have it – no official confirmation from GM or Cadillac just yet, only a whole bunch of rumors. From where we stand, if there are rumors, then something must be a-brewin’. After the stunning CTS-V sedan, Cadillac certainly has the know-how to make the CTS -V Sport Wagon the hottest wagon… well – ever! It would go head-to-head against European hot-rods like the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon in Europe, where the market is hot for tire-burnin’ cars with plenty of utility to boot. Let’s keep our hopes up and let GM know how much we want this car – you know they’re is listening!