Cadillac STS-V Output Increased to 469HP

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  1. TriShield

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    DETROIT — After a blistering performance at Germany's Nurburgring circuit, Cadillac's upcoming 2006 STS-V earned official power ratings of 469 horsepower and 439 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm.

    The company says that's the most output ever for a production Cadillac.

    Production of the STS-V, the latest edition of Cadillac's V-Series, is slated to begin this fall. The STS-V features the new 4.4-liter supercharged Northstar V8 engine and GM's new Hydramatic six-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac had expected the engine to produce about 440 hp.

    Cadillac is the first automaker to begin using the Society of Automotive Engineers' procedure — basically third-party witness testing — to certify power for its new engines.

    The supercharged Northstar V8 will also power the upcoming V-Series edition of the XLR roadster slated for production in early 2006. The XLR-V is certified at 443 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm.

    The engine generates more peak power for the STS-V due to the greater underhood space that allows more induction and exhaust capacity, Cadillac said in a statement.

    What this means to you: Cadillac's impressive V-Series will now consist of three serious performers, all going zero to 60 in under 5 seconds. Not sure about the algebra, but will V ever equal M or AMG?

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  2. MrBonus

    MrBonus Et Tu, Brute?

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    Too bad the E55 is underrated at 469 horsepower.
     
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    Hell fucking yes!!! :bowdown:
     
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    I've always thought that sts > cts and now they finally have a V version :)
     
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    That's the big reason they tuned it up from 440hp. :o
     
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    Somewhere around that.
     
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    wowzers. Am I the only one that thinks that body looks a tad like the g35?
     
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    I don't doubt the fact that they pegged Benz's stated output was a coincident.
     
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    wow :eek3: good job GM :cool:
     
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    M5 > STS
    V10 > SC-V8
    SMG/manual > automatic


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    first i liked the cts, now the sts....atleast gm is doing something right
     
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    Maybe a E39 M5 one day. :x:
     
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    GM hasn't updated the STS-V site yet. :rofl:
     
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    When is the GTO coming in?
     

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