As a result of a U.S. victory over Canada in men’s hockey at the Olympics last night, The Good Car Guy is honouring America’s most famous automaker in five Galleries today. Was a bet made? You might say that. Was any General Motors employee involved in the bet? Sort of….
For every goal the U.S. scored in the game in Vancouver, GoodCarBadCar.net is showcasing one General Motors car. Unfortunately, the Canadian goals gain no response, not even Sidney Crosby’s.
First up? The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Utilizing an engine very similar to that of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s supercharged V8, the 556-bhp CTS-V Coupe sends its power to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. This isn’t just an old-fashioned American muscle car made by stuffing a gigantic engine into a relatively small package. Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control, pillarless profile views, and luxury up to your chin symbolize the in-depth approach to building a true BMW M3 competitor.
Like the Cadillac CTS Coupe, the CTS-V version is an eye-catching car with presence to spare. Overwrought in specific areas – the lower front grille, for instance – but purely dynamic, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will likely be a great steer. In The Good 12 v2.0, the Cadillac CTS-V sedan made a strong appearance. In The Good 12 v3.0, the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon took over. Is next year the CTS-V Coupe’s turn? We shall see. Expect a slightl premium for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe over the $62K CTS sedan when it goes on sale.