Cadillac CTS-V

Combining the serious performance of an elite sports car with the poise of a luxury sedan, the 2009 CTS-V is Cadillac’s ultimate expression of performance and luxury.

Part of Cadillac’s acclaimed V-Series of high-performance models, the CTS-V delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) at 6,100 rpm – making it the most powerful production Cadillac ever and one of the world’s fastest and most capable sedans.

More than just power, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V also includes a comprehensive suite of technical and design enhancements. These include Magnetic Ride Control, super-capable Brembo brakes and the addition of a new automatic transmission with paddle-shift control.

The all-new LSA 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine is, perhaps, the most dramatic example of the V’s world-class comportment. Rated at 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft. of torque (747 Nm), the CTS-V’s new LSA engine is the most powerful ever offered in Cadillac’s nearly 106-year history.

The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V’s LSA engine is based on GM’s legendary small-block V-8 architecture and features an intercooled supercharger system, premium aluminum-alloy cylinder heads and numerous details designed to ensure it makes its power as quietly and smoothly as possible. The supercharger, for example, has a new, four-lobe rotor design that enhances quietness while also optimizing the performance parameters of the engine.

A pair of six-speed transmissions is offered with the LSA: a new, Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual with a dual-disc clutch; and a Hydra-Matic 6L90 six-speed automatic with paddle-shift control – the first automatic offered in the CTS-V. Each transmission is designed to channel the engine’s tremendous power while simultaneously delivering exceptional refinement and smoothness.

Source: Cadillac press

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