What is the fastest Cadillac?
The entire lineup of Cadillac vehicles available at Don Wheaton represent the best the automaker has to offer. Cadillac engineers have worked very hard to bring the entire fleet into the 21st century. This means they have largely moved away from the huge land yachts that were once a mainstay of the brand to a far more sport-inspired design aesthetic. This philosophy is well represented in the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and 2015 Cadillac CTS-V coupes. These two vehicles are easily boasting the highest performance scores for anything that has ever borne a Cadillac Shield. Overall, the Cadillac V-Class of coupes, sedans and wagons are so impressive, they have inspired their very own driving school outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Having this level of performance coming soon to the Don Wheaton lineup begs the question, “What is the fastest Cadillac?” This is the kind of question that really gets bloggers out of bed in the morning. Or afternoon, whatever. The 2016 ATS-V and 2015 CTS-V are different vehicles with the latter featuring a larger engine and more power, but the former is lighter with a whole lot of its own power available.
In deference to the newcomer, let’s start with the 2016 ATS-V coupe. The new ATS-V can be outfitted with a twin turbocharged 3.6-liter, V-6 engine that has been estimated to produce up to 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Using the available eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the new 2016 ATS-V coupe has been clocked accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds as well as hitting a top speed of 299 kph. The new ATS-V also comes from the factory with a series of components and equipment that will make it a strong competitor during track day almost out of the box.
As for the proven platform of the 2015 Cadillac CTS-V, it is likely going to be the faster of the two high-performance models, especially in a straight line race. The larger CTS-V sports a very impressive supercharged 6.2-liter, V-8 engine that will make 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque. This model of high-speed Cadillac with hit 60 mph in four seconds flat. However, in true Cadillac luxury fashion, all of this power will not make intrusive cabin noise thanks to a special supercharger design that will keep things accordingly quiet.
To answer our original question, “What is the fastest Cadillac?” It really depends what a Don Wheaton customer is looking for. The new ATS-V is going to be lightening fast off of the line thanks to its lightweight design. However, the CTS-V is going to be able to close that gap very quickly thanks to the supercharged engine and truckloads of horsepower. Either way, someone is in for a very exciting driving experience. Contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today to schedule a test drive with the CTS-V or to get a timeline when the ATS-V will arrive.