The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Makes Car and Driver’s 10Best List
Car and Driver is one of the most renowned auto magazines out there and with good reason. One of my favorite annual features is called the 10Best. Every year, Car and Driver goes through every new vehicle on sale and selects their 10Best available in the United States. They look at the full range of vehicles currently on sale, which is why I value this list over those major auto awards that are only awarded to all-new vehicles or vehicles with a completely new body style.
On top of that, Car and Driver puts an $80,000 cap on purchase price. So their list is not solely comprised of Lambos and Ferraris. On the magazine’s web site, it states that “the cars here don’t have to be the newest, and they don’t have to be expensive. They just have to meet our abundant needs while satisfying our every want. These are the best cars on the market.”
And guess what Cincinnati car lovers, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V made the list. Gee… I wonder why? Could it possibly be the Nordschleife-proven Brembo brakes? Or how about the near-Porsche-grade steering? Not to mention it’s one-of-kind, can’t-mistake-it-for-anything-else look.
Car and Driver describes the Cadillac CTS-V’s look brilliantly saying that, “It’s useless as a getaway car. useless as a getaway car. Because although they have the ability to expeditiously achieve escape velocity—of the six we’ve tested, the slowest clocked 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds—all burn indelible retinal images. The chain-mail grilles, shark-fin tail lamps, 19-inch chariot wheels, and center-exit tailpipes (coupe only) make these cars conspicuously easy for the most witless eyewitness to rat out.”
Check out what else Car and Driver had to say about this stylish beast of a car in their 10Best video below. If you’re itching to see a 2012 Cadillac CTS-V in person, swing by the Bill DeLord Cincinnati car dealership.