The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe: A review for the ages!

July 16th, 2010 by

I have made it more than clear on more than one occasion how excited I am about the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe! This is one of the most anticipated cars in recent years. I have a habit of reading reviews and getting the scoop on what others think about this car. I came across a really good one from Jalopnik over the weekend and it made me smile, laugh and made me even more excited about this car! Hopefully this car will be hitting the streets soon and when you are ready to test drive this American made sports machine take a little drive over to your Cincinnati Cadillac dealer and give it a test. I think you will find that you will fall in love. 

Here’s a little bit of what Jalopnik had to say. 

This is a 556-hp, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac. It has two doors, six speeds, and enough grunt to yank the moon out of orbit. It is everything we are supposed to want in an American car. One question: Is it any good?

I have one word for you: Duh.

This is the Cadillac CTS-V coupe. It represents everything General Motors knows about building fast, enticing luxury cars. If you listen to the pundits, it is the most important vehicle to come out of GM in years, if only because it shows that the company is no longer asleep at the wheel, and that someone realizes that Cadillac should be building Truly Awesome Things.

Whatever. Forget importance. This is a big, honkin’ two-door with a big, honkin’ badge on its nose and a giant supercharged V-8 under the hood. And it has a clutch pedal. You, mister General, had me — had this entire website — at hello.


Like the CTS-V sedan, the V coupe’s engine is a monster, a near-silent ball of seemingly endless fury and white light that lives under that sharply angled hood. It emits no discernible blower whine and only the slightest exhaust rumble, and it flings the car from horizon to horizon in a kind of subdued, throaty shove. Wind noise is next to nonexistent. According to GM, 60 mph comes up in 3.9 seconds.

Ahh, Cadillac. This is lovely, but this is nothing new. The last CTS-V sedan I drove made me feel like buying a new suit, getting a haircut, buying a bottle of bourbon, and going to the zoo to see if I could break a few gorillas loose from their cages. For some reason, I get the impression that gorillas like to party and enjoy being well-dressed, and the CTS-V, in either coupe or sedan form, reminds me of a partying, well-dressed gorilla. I cannot explain why.

To read the full article click here.

I love energetic, enthusiastic reviews. This guy was absolutely head over heels for the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Who wouldn’t be?

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