Last week, Cadillac unveiled two new models, the CT4-V and CT5-V. While they wear the V badge, they're not V-series cars like we've come to know. The CT4-V makes 320 hp and the CT5-V makes 355—far less than their predecessors. So where are the really hot versions? On their way, according to Cadillac.
The company showed off CT4 and CT5 prototypes at the Detroit Grand Prix this past weekend that give us a glimpse at what will sit above the newly unveiled V models. It's yet not clear what they'll be called, but Cadillac assures us they'll live up to the V name. These should be true M3 and M5 competitors.
Though the cars are camouflaged, there are still some distinguishing features, including spoilers, quad exhaust tips, widened fenders, and high-performance tires. Mesh shrouds cover the front grille sections to keep us from seeing what the final design will look like.
Our colleagues at Car and Driver , and report a V-8 soundtrack from the CT5 test car and a V-6 noise from the CT4. It's not yet clear exactly which engines these are, though Car and Driver predicts the CT5 will receive the company's new Blackwing twin-turbo V-8, while the CT4 will get a version of the old ATS-V's 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6.