BY HARRY KIRSBAUM
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN
Any past thoughts you may have of Cadillacs
can be dispelled right here, right now.
he 2005 Cadillac CTS-V
that I took on the road for
one rarely sunny March
day was unlike any predecessor.
This is not the Cadillac that
Jerry Seinfeld's father tooled
around in on his way to the Del
Boca Vista clubhouse.
The first noticeable difference is
the brushed chrome stick shift.
The second difference is the
brushed chrome stick shift.
It took a few minutes to get
used to the juxtaposition of seeing
a Cadillac emblem on the steering
1 0 • .\I'RII. 0415 • JNPLATINUM
wheel, and a six-speed manual
Once I launched into traffic, I
realized that this was going to be
not just comfortable, but fun to
drive. For those who love power,
beauty and more power in a car,
this is it.
Sporting a 5.7-liter V8 with 400
horses and 395 lb-ft of torque at
4,800 rpm, you can take the CTS-V
from zero to 60 in 5.0 seconds.
That's Chevy Corvette-like speed.
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