Tested – 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport Runs Nurburgring at Almost 8:15

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Tested – 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport Runs Nurburgring at Almost 8:15

Cadillac has just tested its upcoming 2014 CTS V Sport at Germany’s iconic Nurburgring race track, and judging by the sedan’s lap time, the new CTS V Sport looks to be a solid entry in the performance midsize sedan category.

The 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport was tested at the Nurburgring with Cadillac vehicle dynamics performance engineer Kevin Zelenka behind the wheel, and the vehicle was able to register a lap time of 8:14.10.  That’s close to six seconds faster than the first-generation CTS-V, but still a few seconds behind the 2011 CTS-V wagon tested previously by Motor Trend.  The 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport comes with a 3.6-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission.  The engine is capable of 420 horsepower and 430 lb/ft. torque.  In comparison, the first-generation CTS-V came with a 5.7-liter or 6.0-liter non-turbo V8 engine, but could only go 8:20 in the Nurburgring.  Motor Trend’s long-term CTS-V Wagon came with a more powerful engine – a 556-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 – and a six-speed manual transmission, thus justifying its faster lap time of 8:12.10.

By all indications, the next-generation Cadillac CTS-V should be faster in any event than first-generation versions.  The present lap record for the next-gen CTS-V, according to Motor Trend, is 7:59.32, achieved on a CTS-V sedan with automatic transmission.