Watching the live broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale and the first saleable 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, serial #001, Lot #3003 is up on the auction block right now dressed in all black.
What a beautiful Caddy!
And SOLD for $170,000. All the proceeds from the sale of the CTS-V to benefit the College for Creative Studies.
Below is the auction listing:
For sale at auction: Lot #3003 – The winning bidder will receive the first new retail production vehicle. Letter of Authenticity to be included. Launching in late summer with 640 horsepower, 630 ft/lbs of torque and a top speed of 200 mph, the new CTS-V reaches higher than its predecessors, leading Cadillac’s product-driven expansion and elevation. Comprehensive updates make the new CTS-V essentially two cars in one: a luxury sedan with sophisticated road manners and a track-capable sports car straight from the factory. It also introduces a new supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine backed by Cadillac’s paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission, featuring launch control and Performance Algorithm Shifting, the new CTS-V is capable of 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds. Track-honed design, chassis and suspension elements complement the supercharged powertrain and elevate CTS-V’s capability, performance and driver control to new thresholds, while enabling track driving without modifications or special procedures. Key performance technologies include standard carbon fiber hood and available carbon fiber vent, front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser for greater aerodynamic performance. Brembo high-performance brake system developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory. Third-generation Magnetic Ride Control delivering 40-percent faster damping response. Integrated chassis controls that provide balanced performance for touring and the track, including competition-spec Performance Traction Management. Structural stiffness increased by 25 percent for improved ride and superior handling. Driver-selectable modes electronically calibrate performance variables for touring, sport and track driving conditions. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires with tri-compound technology offering excellent grip with extended tire wear. An interior with performance-oriented, sueded microfiber accents and matte-finish carbon fiber trim and available RECARO high-performance seats for spirited driving. Advanced safety and parking technologies, including a front curb-view camera system that provides a visual cue of curbs to protect the front splitter; automatic parking assist to find and steer into parallel or perpendicular parking spots; side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert. Additionally, the Performance Data Recorder in the CTS-V allows drivers to record high-definition video, with data overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track, enabling sharing on social media. **ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES** **WILL BE SOLD AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00PM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015**