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Sat, 22 May 2010

The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - in the UK sub £60k?

The most appealing product to come out of Cadillac since… well, since ever – the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe has finally had a price put on its rather appealing head – $62,990 – and its cylinder challenged sibling – the CTS Coupe – will start at $38,990.

So now we have to play the ‘What will it cost here’ game. Which really depends on how serious GM are about making Cadillac a force to be reckoned with in Europe. Assuming a straight conversion on the CTS-V price (which will change before we’ve even finished writing this article – such is the volatility of currency markets at the moment) the CTS-V Coupe would cost £43,500.

Sounds cheap, but then it would. You’ll have to add to that 10% import duty (made outside the EU) and the Vodka &. So that £43,500 turns in to a smidge over £56,000. Less appealing, admittedly, but look at what you’re getting.

A 6.2 litre, 556 bhp V8 which throws the Cadillac  CTS-V Coupe at the horizon with unbelievable force, reaching 60mph in 3.9 seconds. That’s the same sort of time as the mighty Nissan GT-R and the Bentley Continental Supersports.

And yes, it’s a Yank-Tank. Which doesn’t – in general – float my boat. But it’s not the size of the Grand Canyon; it’s not festooned in chrome; it actually handles and – despite our reservations – it seems to have an interior bordering on the tasteful side (did I just say that?).

Come on GM. Show you take the world market seriously, and the whole ‘World Car Maker’ bit wasn’t just a sop to get a few bob from the Feds. Give us a dealer network worth having in the UK and Europe. Give us the CTS-V Coupe. And the CTS-V Estate (oh, alright, the CTS-V Sport Wagon). Although we’re not massively fussed about the CTS-V Saloon. A hoot – no doubt – but it’s the Coupe and Estate we covet.

And price them to sell.

By Cars UK