Detroit, Michigan – Cadillac has announced the 2011 CTS-V Coupe, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new model combines the new CTS Coupe’s design with the 556-horsepower supercharged V8 engine from the CTS-V sedan, the most powerful engine in Cadillac’s history. The car will begin production this summer.

“The CTS-V Coupe marries our most potent and sophisticated technology with our most dramatic production design,” said Cadillac general manager Bryan Nesbitt. “This combination of visual and technical attributes is designed to create a very compelling choice for luxury sports car consumers.”

The CTS-V Coupe will include Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and a choice of six-speed manual transmission or available six-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift control, along with a unique grille that doubles the car’s air intake volume. Like the CTS Coupe, its exhaust is centered inside the rear fascia, but with unique twin outlets. Its rear track is nearly an inch wider than the CTS-V Sport Sedan, adding to its stance and handling capability.

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