The CT5-V may not be a traditional “Cadillac V,” but it’s the sort of V-car Cadillac should be making.
What is it?
The CT5-V is the hotter version of Cadillac’s CT5 sedan, which straddles the compact and midsize segments. It is smaller, cheaper and dramatically less powerful than the outgoing CTS-V— down to 360 hp, versus 640 hp — and comes in a trendy four-door-coupe body style. It will become the mid-tier CT5 when the V8-powered CT5-V Blackwing enters the lineup next year.