PICS: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V will have ZR1 LSA motor with 550hp

Cadillac revealed the all-new CTS-V powered by GM’s new 6.2 lite supercharged LSA motor. With 550 horsepower and 550 pound-feet o torque this 4 door beast is upping the ante in the 4 door seda
muscle car arena
“The CTS-V represents the full extension of our design, technology an
performance capabilities,” says Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager “The V-Series takes the award-winning CTS sport sedan and elevates i to a position within the club of the world’s most exclusive an capable cars.
“From the very start, engineers were cognizant of the role
high-performance engine plays in supporting the qualities customer expect in a Cadillac,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager “The supercharged LSA engine delivers outstanding performance, bu maximum power didn’t come at the expense of refinement o quietness.
New to the CTS-V will be the option to go with 6 speed automati
transmission instead of the previously standard 6 speed manual. Thi change will surely bring in some drivers who don’t want to constantl shift their 4 door tire melting daily driving muscle car
The aftermarket arena for the CTS-V will certainly be crazy since i
will share the motor with the upcoming 620 HP ZR1. With a simpl supercharger pulley change, light intake/exhaust modifications and tune, 650 HP shouldn’t be too difficult to obtain. Hopefully GM wil beef up the rear end considerably, since we’ve seen quite a fe busted rears at the drag strips with the previous generation CTS-V We look forward to seeing the dyno and drag strip results from thi beast
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