As far as appearances go, there were few surprises with the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, as it’s predictably adopted all the design cues from the previously unveiled ATS-V. This isn’t at all a bad thing, because when we asked if the ATS-V was Hot or Not, an overwhelming 87.9% if you agreed that yes, it’s quite the looker.
Now it’s time to ask the same question in regards to the mid-size CTS-V. The first thing we noticed on the CTS-V was its gaping front grille, even larger and more aggressive than the ATS-V’s. Sitting just below it is an optional carbon fiber front splitter, which is part of an aerodynamics package that also includes a carbon fiber rear spoiler, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a carbon fiber hood vent.
Looking down the side of the car you’ll notice a rocker panel skirt and a side vent, which is also available in carbon fiber. We’d like to see the window bordering and other chrome accents offered in a black or body color finishes, however Cadillac has yet to make mention of such an option. Out back, a prominent rear diffuser houses four exhaust tips and a reverse light.
So, is the 2016 CTS-V Hot or Not? We think the CTS has adopted the high performance makeover even better than the ATS has and can hardly wait to get acquainted with it on the floor of the North American International Auto Show on January 12. Vote below and let us know what you’d change on the car, if anything, in the comments.