Barrett-Jackson: First Cadillac CTS-V gets auctioned image

The 2015 Barrett-Jackson has seen the auctioning of the first Cadillac CTS-V example, which has been sold for 170,000 USD.

After we have seen the first Shelby GT350R raise an impressive 1,000,000 USD, time has come to talk about the very first unit of the Cadillac CTS-V to arrive at its customer has been sold during the 2015 Barrett-Jackson auction, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The high performance version of the luxury sedan, has been sold for 170,000 USD, according to local reports.

The Cadillac CTS-V has been officially presented to the public, in a world premiere, during the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The model in question is coming with a more aggressive exterior design, highlighted by the mesh grille, the larger air intakes, the front splitter, ventilated carbon fiber hood, widened fenders, aerodynamic side skirts and several other goodies. The model is also coming with a four-tailpipe exhaust system, with 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and so on.

Cadillac has also fitted the CTS-V with an electronic limited slip differential, with Brembo brakes, with a sport tuned suspension system and so on. Power is coming from a 6.2 liter V8 engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 640 HP (477 kW) and 855 Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque, connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The model needs 3.7s to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill and it can go up to 200 mph (322 km/h). The CTS-V is rivaling the E63 AMG and the M5.