Originally Posted by JayJay
CTS looks good in the pics. Need to see it IRL.
Not quite IRL, but here's a real-world shot from today's NY reveal:
As a former 1st gen 2006 CTS-V owner (damn, I loved that car!) and a CTS enthusiast + Caddy reinvention follower:
- I liked it better when the CTS was aligned between the 3 and 5; to me it was the perfect size. Now they're aligning the ATS vs. 3 and CTS vs. 5 which, I think, will lose them some points.
- That said, the CTS clocks in at 3600lbs which is amazingly lightweight for today, so maybe they're aligning for a reason: they're planning on winning (gasp).
- I hate seeing the CTS losing the vertical stacked headlights, even if they're replacing them with vertical lightwork (which I'm not sure is going to age well, we'll see)
- No more manual, ugh. If they delete it for the V too, well, it's off my list.
- Caddy has abandoned Art and Science. I wish they would have updated and extended it; I really liked the chiseled "stealth fighter" look of gen1+2. I fear they're getting away from what worked well.
- The interior looks Audi level. Let's hope hands-on, tactile impressions confirm it.
- Magnetic Ride Control avail on non-V versions is fantastic. And the V-Sport version @ 420hp/430lbft=4.6@60 specs out great for those who don't need the (presumably) fire-breathing full on V that will come after.
In the end, I like most of it (especially the weight, engine lineup, and interior) but it's doesn't strike me as a CTS, it strikes me as something else. Pricing is TBD.
Since I'm reminiscing, here's a pic from my for-sale ad of my beloved gen1 V. It lines up nicely for comparison with the above pic of the new gen3:Edited by razl - 3/27/13 at 2:03pm