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Big Muscle Pits The CTS-V Wagon Against The BMW X5 M: Video 18
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, BMW, BMW X5 M, Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, Kurt, video, Videos on 05 18th, 2012

Nowhere is it written that muscle cars must be ancient relics, stuffed full of carburetor-fed, hydrocarbon-belching V-8 engine and fitted with the kind of primitive suspensions usually found on farm wagons. There are plenty of muscle cars available from new car dealers, like anything with an SRT badge, the upcoming Chevy SS and the Cadillac CTS-V series.

Most discussions of muscle cars don’t extend to station wagons, either, but the CTS-V wagon is equally adept at hauling groceries, hauling the family or just plain hauling ass. Unlike that Buick Roadmaster wagon your grandfather owned, the CTS-V wagon handles as well as anything with the mass of a small planet can, thanks to both its Magnetic Ride Control suspension and the electro-wizardry of stability control.

On a dry track, the CTS-V is quite a bit faster than you think it will be. Throw some rain into the mix, and the weaknesses of 556 horsepower sent to two wheels only, coupled with a long wheelbase, begin to become apparent.

Enter the BMW X5 M, which exists in the category of “Uber SUV” alongside rides like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 8. Like the CTS-V wagon, the X5 M is a lot faster than you’d expect it to be, and it’s M-tuned stability control and all-wheel-drive system don’t care much if the track is dry, wet or somewhere in between.

Which is the best choice for a family hauler? That all depends on geography, budget and expectations, we suppose. If you live where snow isn’t an issue and favor wagons over SUVs, the CTS-V wagon will save you around $25k compared to the X5 M. On the other hand, if you deal with snow in the winter, the X5 M may be worth the price of admission.

One thing is absolutely certain, though: you can’t go wrong with either choice.

Matt Farah Takes Cadillac CTS-V Wagon for Top Speed Run 3
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, Matt Farah, TheSmokingTire, video on 06 3rd, 2011

Not the old Vista Cruiser and certainly nothing like Clark Griswold’s family Truckster, the all-new Cadillac CTS-V is “The American Hot Rod Wagon”. Matt Farah of TheSmokingTire.com takes us, and OnStar, for a top speed run in the new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V wagon across the El Mirage dry lake bed in the video below.

For some reason my mind fails me to find any other car or wagon that you can pack full of 58 cubic feet of whatever, spend under $70 grand and still put the smack-down on most sports cars you see on the road today. The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is a monster just like the sedan and coupe versions only the wagon has a bigger ass and it isn’t afraid to literally ‘drop it like it’s hot’. Check out Matt in his latest TheSmokingTire.com video below!

[source: TheSmokingTire.com]

Video: Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Wagon V650 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo Drag Race 24
Posted by Russell in Automotive, Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, Hennessey, porsche, Porsche 911 Turbo, video on 02 24th, 2011

Just for sh*ts and giggles, why not race the new Cadillac CTS-V Wagon against a Porsche 911 Turbo (997)? It was bound to happen. The guy in his new family station-wagon would not only want to stage against a Porsche 911 Turbo, but he would like to annihilate it also. That is where John Hennessey and his team come into play. They take the new Cadillac CTS-V Wagon and turn it into an even angrier beast with a big-ass to put the smack-down on a Porsche 911 Turbo. Will it do the job? Let’s just say this baby not only has a nice plump ass, but she has the long legs to match.