A few notable notes:
- The CTS-V supercharger sound level is very subdued
- Reasonable mpg during the test drive
- Because the hardware can handle the torque, Cadillac uses no artificial torque management like low-gear throttle dialback
- Overall, you really feel like you’re driving the CTS-V, and that’s not necessarily true of some extremely capable performance cars
The CTS-V continues a pattern of positive reviews. Cadillac has not formally announced pricing, but the whispered starting price of just under $60K seems to fit well within most people’s model for bang for the buck.
The press is still in the honeymoon phase with the new CTS-V, so we’ll see how it fares once the head-to-head comparisons are ready. I have little doubt in the new Cadillac’s abilities, but little faith that it will always be judged on a fair playing field.