Edgy & Powerful With Style
Review of Cadilla CTS-V Coupe
By: Drew Dowdell, Fuerte Men Automobile Contributor
What if I told you that one of the hottest luxury cars on the market today comes not from Germany, England, or Japan, but is a fire breathing muscle car in a tux from the good old U.S. of A.? That’s right, the Cadillac CTS-V coupe is an edgy, powerful sports coupe with a ton of style.
Cadillac was the king of style since the advent of the automobile well into the 1970. By the late 1970’s Cadillac had lost much of its swagger. The 1980s and 1990s were lost decades for Cadillac, haphazardly trying to be both a “European sports car” and a “traditional American Luxury car”.
Cadillac launched its current renaissance with the 2003 CTS sedan. That car was an important first step for Cadillac to move towards an equal footing with the European imports. That car was a very well balanced performance sedan that is still respected for its handling today. Where it fell short was on the design of the interior. While it wasn’t cheaply built, it lacked the conservative, trim, luxury look that contemporary luxury cars aspired to.