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Cadillac Pulls The Curtain Back On Its Most-Powerful Model EVER In Detroit [VIDEO]

Giuseppe Macri Tech Editor

Cadillac made its own mark among the new, blisteringly-powerful autos from the world’s most-storied manufacturers at the North American International auto show this week, where GM’s luxury lapper rolled out its most-powerful model ever.

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The Cadillac CTS-V takes General Motors’ best-looking luxury sedan and drops a Corvette Stingray Z06 supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 under the hood. The lethal luxury combo’s 640 horses, eight-speed transmission and 630 pound-feet of torque are capable of propelling it to 60 m.p.h. in 3.7 seconds, and all the way to 200 m.p.h. at the top.

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GM swapped out much of the Caddy’s traditional metal body for carbon fiber, and added a number of high-performance staples including racing seats, bigger Brembo brakes and an electronic limited-slip differential.

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Real racers will take full advantage of the car’s manual shift mode via steering wheel paddles, and the Magnetic Ride Control system will let them choose between street, sport, snow or track for optimal performance in any place under any conditions.

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“V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand — the pinnacle of our design and technical capabilities,” Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said in a company statement. “The new CTS-V is the most compelling example of Cadillac’s product substance and brand trajectory. The new CTS-V soars into the stratosphere of the most exhilarating luxury cars.”

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The 2016 CTS-V will launch next summer and expected to retail over $70,000.

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