(Photos by Jim Fets) American Dream Come True: Performance STS-V may be Cadillac's best yet
Published Date: 12/5/05
2006 CADILLAC STS-V
ON SALE: Now
BASE PRICE: $77,090
POWERTRAIN: 4.4-liter, 469-hp, 439-lb-ft supercharged V8; rwd, six-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT: 4295 lbs
0 to 60 MPH: 4.8 seconds (mfr.)
General Motors Performance Division engineers will be the first to tell you that their pride and joy, the 2006 Cadillac STS-V, is more of an autobahn rocket than a hyperactive track star.
Performance Division resident hotshoe engineer John Heinricy, who has turned many a lap in pursuit of performance handling in everything from the Corvette Z06 to Chevy?s racing Cobalt, compares the STS-V?s performance to a base C6 Corvette. For those looking for a BMW M5 in Cadillac clothing, that might not be enough. But for those seeking Corvette performance in a well-manner*ed, full-size rear-wheel-drive American luxury sedan, STS-V is a dream come true.