IDEAL BLEND OF PERFORMANCE AND PLEASURE"
The legendary Nürburgring is a beast. Built nearly a century ago in the shadow of a medieval castle in Germany’s Eifel Mountains, it’s home to nearly 21 kilometres of merciless track- 154 turns mixed with numerous elevation changes including one stretch once dubbed the ”Green Hell.” It’s here specifically the Nordschleife or “‘North Loop” that automakers come to test the speed and prowess of new performance models, as well as their durability in handling one of the world’s most demanding circuits (not to mention fickle weather conditions). Many a car has crashed or fallen apart here, to be sent back to the garage for repairs or updates.
No wonder, then, that Cadillac engineers brought the redesigned new CTS-V and first-ever ATS-V to this track last year to put them through the paces during the final phases of testing. The team was determined to push these vehicles to new heights, and the Nürburgring was just the track to let them know how they’d done.
The V-Series handled the track just fine, proving that these are vehicles like no others. They are lighter, faster, more tech-forward, and more luxurious than anything Cadillac has ever put on the road. But more than that, they’re a unique fusing of pleasure and performance luxury models with sophisticated road manners and track-capable sports cars, straight from the factory. Of course, no vehicles just roll off the line like that. The V-Series story starts back in 2004 when Cadillac introduced the first CTS-V, a car that would soon build its own following.