The new 2009 Cadillac CTS-V has completed a lap of the Nordschleife at Nurburgring in 7:59.32, which appears to be the fastest ever publicly-documented time for a production sedan.
The new 2009 Cadillac CTS-V has completed a lap of the Nordschleife at Nurburgring in 7:59.32, which appears to be the fastest ever publicly-documented time for a production sedan.. Click image to enlarge

Detroit, Michigan – The new 2009 Cadillac CTS-V has completed a lap of the Nordschleife at Nurburgring in 7:59.32, which appears to be the fastest ever publicly-documented time for a production sedan.

The car, driven by racing driver and GM Performance Division executive John Heinricy, was equipped exactly as planned for consumer production. The model is scheduled to begin production this fall.

The CTS-V uses a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine estimated at 550 horsepower, and will come with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Video of the Nordschleife performance will be posted online in the coming days at GMBlogs.com.

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