2014 Cadillac CTS 420 HP TTV6 even Quicker than Predicted?

0-60 mph in 4.6 sec is the spec Cadillac quoted for the TTV6 in the 2014 CTS.

See: Cadillac 3.6L Twin-Turbo V6 Official Info Released!

2014 3.6L V-6 VVT DI Twin Turbo (LF3) for Cadillac CTS

2014 3.6L V-6 VVT DI Twin Turbo (LF3) for Cadillac CTS

We don’t know all the facts on the new 2014 Cadillac CTS until the full announcement on Tuesday.  We do know that it is the next gen CTS and on the Alpha platform.  In other words, it is a longer, larger, up-line model on the same chassis as the new Cadillac ATS.

The ATS famously weighs ~3,400 lbs.  The current CTS weighs 3,860 lbs.  It is logical to expect the new CTS will weigh more than an ATS, because it is larger, and less than a CTS, because it is on the new lighter platform.  So that puts it around 3,600-3,700 lbs?

I put the stats we do know — the engine info, transmission info, and current weight of the CTS at 3,860 into Cartest2000.

Cartest2000 2014 Cadillac CTS TTV6 notional specs

Cartest2000 2014 Cadillac CTS TTV6 notional specs

I then asked for a comparison side by side with a 2009 Cadillac CTS-V supercar — with 556 hp supercharged 6.2L and weighing 4,292 lbs.

Car 1 2014 CTS TTV6 Car 2 2011 CTS-V Coupe

Car 1 2014 CTS TTV6
Car 2 2011 CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac says the 2nd gen CTS-V (2009-current) will hit 0-60 in 3.9 Sec, and the 2014 CTS TTV6 in 4.6 sec. We also know that the CTS-V tests very well — which suggests that the new CTS TTV6 will put up some very good numbers indeed.

Based on the predictions from Cartest I would say the new 2014 CTS TTV6 is going to be a screamer — unless it gains a ton of weight over the current CTS.  Tuesday we’ll see the new look, but I’ll be listening for the new weight!

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