• It was inevitable that Cadillac would build upon the well-received CTS to replace the CTS-V performance variant, and the '09 model aims to top all of its performance sedan competitors. The mesh grille, dual exhaust and subtle body kit indicate that this CTS has the soul of a beast: a 550-horsepower supercharged 6.2 liter V8 with a choice of six-speed manual or paddle-shifted six-speed automatic transmission.