According to GM’s order guide, Cadillac has quietly changed the way it spells the name of the CTS Vsport sport-luxury sedan to CTS V-Sport, adding a dash between V and Sport while also capitalizing the latter.
Though not entirely earth-shattering or otherwise ground-breaking, the change does make it easier and cleaner to spell the name, and we expect to see the revised name be applied to the rumored Cadillac ATS V-Sport as well.
Slotting immediately below the balls-out CTS-V to compete with the BMW 550i, Mercedes-Benz E500, and Audi S6, the Cadillac CTS V-Sport is based on GM’s Alpha platform and is powered by GM’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 LF3 engine making 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle also features:
- 18-inch aluminum wheels (18 x 9.5 inch rear wheels) wrapped in Pirelli summer-only performance tires (275/35R18 rear wheels); 19-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires are available
- A quicker steering ratio
- Brembo disc brakes with aluminum calipers and high-performance brake pads
- A heavy-duty track cooling package
- Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) suspension
- Driver-selectable track mode with specific steering rate and MRC calibrations for better track performance
- Electronic limited-slip differential that enhances capability on the track
Check out the 2016 Cadillac CTS updates and changes.