Cadillac’s Nick Twork was on his way through Dallas from Detroit in a new, pre-production 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and was nice enough to slow down and spend some one-on-one time with CaddyInfo.com. Here is a photo of me and the V-Coupe; looks like we would be a good match!
I like to think *I* look better in person than in photos, but the CTS-V Coupe DEFINITELY fits that description. In photos the rear of the Coupe especially seems very tall vertically, but in person it seems very well proportioned.
This example has the CTS Coupe specific Saffron interior, which is a two-tone yellow and black interior. It looks very good in person.
There is a button on the top of the back of the passenger seat that makes it easy to electrically move the passenger seat forward to make space to climb into the back seat. Once seated, the back seats are comfortable but have reduced head room compared to the CTS Sedan. If you need rear seats and frequently have people in them, you should really get the Sedan instead. If you really love the look of the CTS Coupe and want a 2-door but need back seats occasionally, welcome to the Cadillac CTS Coupe.
The back seat is also well detailed once you get into it (I climbed right in back for a size check). There is plenty of leg room. Because there are no rear door grab handles in the Coupe, it has trick pop-down hooks for hanging a suit jacket or other garment on either side. These are a very nice touch. The detailing of the rear seating area is very attractive.
Beneath the skin, the CTS-V Coupe has all the super car gear from the CTS-V Sedan — 556 hp Supercharged 6.2L V8, MR suspension, Brembo brakes, the whole package.
Outside, the CTS-V Coupe is a rolling work of art.
There is a group of Cadillac Buyers who want the room of a full-size, four-seat Cadillac, but who also insist on two-doors. To some people that is a hallmark of a personal luxury car — the space of the Sedan, with the personal convenience and style of the Coupe. I am glad that Cadillac is making this car and I hope that they sell a lot of them.
With storms along the way, Nick’s travel time became harder to predict. When he called to link up, I was out sitting by the pool at a friend’s house, so after we met I headed back to enjoy the tranquility of the afternoon.