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Man on the Move Hits the Peterson Museum – Los Angeles, CA

August 17th, 2012 by Stu

Greetings from the world famous Peterson Museum! Above and below, Cadillac, Bugatti and Lancia sheet metal old and new.

Thanks for the great pics Jersey Jay!

1939 Bugatti Type 57C by Vanvooren (Originally owned by the Prince of Persia)

The Bertone-designed 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero Concept Car

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New Product: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe – Monticello, NY

August 18th, 2010 by Stu

With CTS Coupe, which hit dealers earlier this month, Cadillac has once again put ze Germans on notice. Jim Vurpillat, VP of Marketing at Cadillac, tells me that the chiseled 2-door represents the most dramatic expression of the brand’s Art & Science design language to date. I can’t really disagree with him based on the extreme proportions and razor sharp surface transitions scattered throughout this modern day shooting brake. Talk about form meeting function, the edgy rear brake light doubles as a spoiler and actually adds downforce at speed. Love it or hate it, this thing turns a lot of heads. I got all varieties of oohs and ahs driving my sleek black tester in and around Manhattan.

The new coupe rounds out the CTS line-up, adding an unabashed sense of sport and grand touring to sedan and wagon variants already in showrooms. Most importantly, the CTS family cadence now more closely mirrors that of Audi, BMW and Mercedes with their A4/A5, 3-Series and C-Class body style offerings. All that’s missing now is a drop top. Note to Cadillac…get on that.

In typical Cadillac fashion, the absurdly powerful and track-happy CTS-V Coupe is not far behind the V6-powered base model and should be trickling into dealerships right about the time you read this. Like the CTS-V Sedan, the coupe is an absolute beast with 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft. of torque coming from the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 found under hood. Other goodies like GM’s road-scanning Magnetic Ride Control, Performance Traction Management and racing-bred Brembo brakes keep this American hot rod well between the apexes. And I’m not just saying that…GM was good enough to have us out to Monticello Motorclub to sample CTS-V Coupe on the track. Aside from the staggering power (0-60 in 3.9 seconds) keeping you firmly planted to the available Recaro racing seats, you have never seen or felt 4,200 pounds rip around corners quite like this.

Lots of pictures and video after the jump. Also check out our CTS-V Coupe featured gallery.

Enjoy!

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NY Auto Show: Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon – Stephan Weiss Studio, Greenwich Village

April 2nd, 2010 by Stu

GM was good enough to give us an advance preview of the CTS-V Sport Wagon before its big debut at the New York International Auto Show. The venue was chic, the drinks were flowing and there was nearly 1,700 horsepower worth of Cadillac V-series models parked where the art used to be. Just like coupe and sedan variants, CTS-V Sport Wagon utilizes a supercharged 6.2L V8, Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo Brakes and tasteful aesthetic tweaks like 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, dual exhaust, menacing black mesh grille and lower fascia and a big ol’ buldge in the hood thanks to the Eaton supercharger bolted onto the engine. A quick walk around will tell you that this tasteful, 556 hp road rocket is neither your grandpa’s Cadillac or your parent’s station wagon. Weigh in below on which V-Series model you like best.

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Garage Queens – Caddy Series 62 Coupe – W25th Street, NYC

March 16th, 2010 by Stu

This glorious 1954 Series 62 Coupe was parked all by its lonesome in a Chelsea area garage. Like many of the American land yachts from the day, it’s positively massive. Overall vehicle length is damn near 19 feet (that’s more than an Escalade) and curb weight is more than 4,300 pounds. Keep in mind this is a 2 door coupe! The price tag was equally grand for 1954 at around $3,800. I guess that tells you something about Cadillac’s former brand equity in this country. Feel free to weigh in below with your thoughts, rants and sentiments about a bygone era when cars had class, style, and distinction.

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Cadillac CTS SportWagon – Times Square, NYC

December 1st, 2009 by Stu

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The Vegas-rivaling glow in Times Square provided ample illumination for these tasty twilight shots of Cadillac’s all-new CTS Sport Wagon. Good thing it’s the only neighborhood in Manhattan with zoning ordinances requiring building owners to display illuminated signs. Like Ron Burgundy, the Cadillac of station wagons is kind of a big deal.

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Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood – Prince Street, NYC

June 23rd, 2009 by Ian

 

1949-cadillac-coupe-devilleWe have covered Cadillac’s ever changing brand cachet before, and not to sound like a broken record, but utterly grandiose machines like this Series 75 Fleetwood used to command  serious envy from onlookers and signaled great personal success on the part of the owner.  

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Cadillac CTS-V – Gansevoort St @ Little West 12th, NYC

June 16th, 2009 by Stu

 

cadillac-cts-v-gansevoort-stFrom slaughterhouse heaven (1900) to hookers and narcotics (1980s) to upscale nightlife and shopping (now), the area also know as the Gansevoort Market knows how to change faces. Enter Cadillac, who has followed more than a few paradigm shifts since losing consideration as the ultimate status symbol in our country.

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President Obama's Cadillac – Sixth Ave, NYC

May 31st, 2009 by Ian

 

obamaThe nation’s first couple painted the town red on Saturday night. Dinner at Blue Hill Restaurant and post meal theatrics on Broadway. We snapped the presidential limousine as it transported the pair up Sixth Avenue, where NYPD had closed down the street for the occasion.

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Cadillac CTS – Lexington Ave, NYC

May 26th, 2009 by Stu

 

cadillac-cts-grand-central-stationThe CTS looks right at home parked alongside slab-sided Lexington Avenue office buildings. This “Crystal Red”, second generation example absolutely reeks of urban sophistication and represents version 2.0 for Cadillac’s edgy Art & Science design language. We waited around for Kate Walsh but she never showed.

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1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe – Ave of the Americas, NYC

April 21st, 2009 by Ian

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More than 50 years old and this Fisher-bodied, pristine Series 62 Coupe is still all business. Something the head of a major crime syndicate might be found driving down by the docks on a foggy night. It’s classy as hell and alluded to a high position on the food chain – a stark contrast to the current consumer associations with the domestic manufacturers.

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