The Cadillac CTS-V is getting ready for launch and what better way to demonstrate the performance than to break the Nurburgring lap record for a production sedan. GM announced a time of 7 minutes and 59 seconds was achieved this morning by an unmodified model, confirmation of the record run will be released in the coming days with a video of the entire run.
The Nurburgring run is part of the intensive testing in the final stages of development before the CTS-V goes on sale this fall. We are still yet to get full specifications for the new model, but we told the full SAE power ratings, acceleration specifications and U.S.-market pricing will be released in the coming weeks.
Now all that remains is to find out if one of GM's other high performance model - the Corvette ZR1 which is powered by the same 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine can beat this time by over 30 seconds to surpass the time of the GT-R which the Corvette engineers have claimed. Judging by recent a spotting of the ZR1 near the famous German race track, it surely won't be long before we find out.