We’ve known Cadillac has had a next-generation CTS-V in the works for quite some time now, but details on the upcoming performance sedan have been scarce. Apart from what we can gather from spy photos, most of the information being thrown around about the new mid-size ‘V’ car is well-educated speculation at best.
Some of that speculation involves what will power the CTS-V. The most common guess is a version of the 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 to be found under the hood of the impending 2015 Corvette Z06, while some have remained adamant that a more efficient twin-turbocharged V8 is in order. But a recent video from the Nurburgring-obsessed website Bridge to Gantry should put an end to any guessing surrounding the CTS-V’s power plant.
The video includes footage of multiple other prototypes testing, including Ford’s extremely loud Mustang GT350 and Land Rover’s performance-oriented Range Rover SVR. But at the 50 second mark, Cadillac’s CTS-V prototype comes roaring down the straight towards a sharp right hander, its V8 bellow echoed by the unmistakable high-pitched whine of a supercharger. So if you were hoping for or expecting a twin-turbocharged mill in the new CTS-V, you’ll be left a little disappointed. But look on the bright side, judging by that aggressive aero, it should be absurdly fast around the ‘Ring.