Since its 2004 birth, the Cadillac CTS-V has gone from a frustratingly incomplete car to one of the best performance vehicles in the world. And with the all-new 2016 model sporting the Corvette Z06’s stellar LT4 engine, Cadillac’s message to the world’s super sedans is clear: we’re coming for you.
LS specialist Vengeance Racing not only led the pack in Z06 testing and tuning, Ron Mowen’s shop gave their new Z06 a memorable introduction. First, their 1-mile Z06 burned off thousands of miles of tread life in the dealership’s parking lot. Nice. Then, they strapped it down to their DynoJet and recorded an impressive 585 rwhp and 611 lb-ft of twist at the rear wheels. Internet breakage commenced.
Ever since rumblings of a new, supercharged Z06 hit the Interweb, there’s been two different but equally forceful narrative-explosions: the first, natch, was “How much power will it make?” And the second was, “DURRR YOUSE GONNA PUT A BLOWER ON A ROAD COURSE CAR DURRR IS YOU STUPED?” And that second quote was mine.