2009 Cadillac CTS-V
Only in its second generation, the CTS-V has evolved into something very special. When first introduced, the vehicle was so aggressive and jumpy there was no way it could have been a Cadillac. The newly introduced 2009 model is bi-modal. Not until you call up the 556-horsepower and 551-ft.-lbs. of torque does the CTS-V turn into Jamaican Olympians on the track.
Chasing the 2009 CTS-V at Summit Point
Andy Pilgrim is taking riders for hot laps at Summit Point in the new 2009 CTS-V. Thomas Sadler is chasing in a 2006 STS-V. 469HP vs 556 HP at about 4:00 makes a move. By turn 1 it is 130mph to 145mph.
2009 CTS-V stock exhaust vs. Corsa axleback exhaust
I strongly advise using earphones for this video for best audio output.
I compare the stock mufflers with the Corsa axleback Exhaust in my 2009 CTS-V (automatic) at
Revs at rest
Acceleration on the freeway
Ambient noise at freeway speed
The primary changes with the Corsa are loss of drone at low rpms, and louder, deeper Exhaust tone at WOT.
BMW M5 Killer? 2009 Cadillac CTS-V Exclusive
My legs feel somewhat like they did the first time I took Percocet.
This is to say they feel like two 32-inch-long rubber bands — sweaty ones. My head inside the helmet feels thick and swollen like an overinflated football. And it's taking me so long to unfasten my helmet strap that I surely must be wearing winter gloves. I expected to be able to casually whip the helmet off between the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V that's just discombobulated my combobutates and the group of GM execs standing about 30 feet away.
Awkwardly, I arrive still fumbling, sweating and disoriented. So much for the cool nonchalance I've been striving so hard to cultivate for these many years.
Oh, also I'm nauseated. This is what happens once you've spent a couple laps in the passenger seat of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V while being hurled around the test track at GM's proving ground in Milford, Michigan.