2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport - Four Seasons Wrap-Up
Todd Lassa/Automobile magazine
November 26, 2015
From the moment it replaced the Catera, the Cadillac CTS established itself as the brand’s first credible shot at taking on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi as a competitive luxury brand.
More than a few believe the present CTS, launched in the 2014 model year, is already on the German competition’s rear bumper, thanks in part to Cadillac chief engineer David Leone’s adherence to Lotus founder Colin Chapman’s “add lightness” dictum. Though longer in wheelbase and overall length than the second-generation model, the alchemical use of aluminum, high-strength steel and strategic body reinforcement on the latest CTS has dramatically lowered the car’s overall weight, making it the lightest car in its class.Read more insights at the above link.The basic Vsport package provided pretty much everything we wanted in a Cadillac sport sedan. Besides the aforementioned twin-turbo six, our Vsport included a capable eight-speed automatic, performance suspension with Magnetic Ride Control, electronic limited-slip differential, dual exhaust, Pirelli P Zero run-flat tires, Brembo brakes up front, and silver-painted aluminum 18-inch wheels.