"The fundamentals of this platform are here and they work really, really well."
We knew at the outset that the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport was going to be a phenomenal vehicle, starting with the 420hp twin-turbo V-6 engine and promise of lighter weight from the previous model. MT Ignition's host Carlos Lago confirms that the lighter weight is a huge advantage with the new chassis, which is dialed in perfectly for neutral handling and great feedback. Despite the rather pedestrian Pirelli tires, the Vsport boasts tremendous grip. Not only can we not wait to get our hands on the new model, but it also bodes well for the next CTS-V.
Motor Trend’s Test
0-60mph Acceleration: 4.4-seconds
1/4-mile Acceleration: 12.8 at 111.9mph
60-0 Braking: 98-feet
Lateral Acceleration: .94 average G
2014 Cadillac Vsport Specs
Engine: LF3 3.6L DOHC V-6, 10.2:1 compression, direct-injection, variable valve timing, twin-turbo and intercooled
Fuel Economy: 17/25mpg
Drivetrain: 8-speed, paddle-shift automatic transmission; 2.85:1 rear with electronic limited slip differential
Suspension: FE3 MacPherson front with dual lower ball joints, direct-acting stabilizer bar, and Magnetic Ride Control with monotube inverter struts; independent five-link rear, Magnetic Ride Control with monotube shocks
Steering: ZF rack-mounted electric, variable power-assisted, 2.5 turns lock-to-lock
Brakes: Brembo 4-piston, 13.6-inch front; single piston, 12.4-inch rear
Tires: Pirelli P Zero 275/35R18