The Nürburgring Nordschleife (“north loop”) is known as one of the world’s most challenging race tracks with 154 turns in 12.9 miles. Recently, the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport sedan set a new record of 8:14.10, which is almost 6 seconds faster than the first generation CTS-V from a decade ago.
The 2014 CTS Vsport accomplished this feat with Cadillac’s first Twin-Turbo V6 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is compared to the first generation CTS-V, which had a larger V-8 engine.
“The Nürburgring’s extreme conditions allow us to push cars to the limits of stability, steering, braking, ride and handling,” said Dave Leone, CTS executive chief engineer, in a press release. “The new CTS models had a lot to live up to considering the nameplate’s history of outstanding performance, and we were not disappointed.”
Why is the 2014 CTS so good on the track? It probably has something to do with the fact that it is one inch lower, five inches longer, and more than 200 pounds lighter than the previous generation. The CTS is also better than its competitors with a lower curb weight, more horsepower, and more structural stiffness.
The CTS Vsport model has a starting price of $59,995, including destination. Will you be picking this baby up to spend some time at the track?