In April 2015, we picked up a 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, which just happened to be Ashlie's dream car. I must admit, I too shared the same dream. From the first time we laid eyes on her; we were in love. To the unknowing person, she is just another car. To us, she is much more, and we knew what she was capable of doing.
The 2014 CTS-V comes from the factory with over 550 HP (horsepower). With a few bolt-ons, tweaks and turns you can quickly surpass that. The vehicle specs are impressive but fail to deliver the driving experience and my perception of her. To ultimately appreciate her body lines and on demand power, you need to experience it in person. Physics prevent us from doing that in this article.
Like my man Bob Ross, please allow me the opportunity to paint you a picture of the happy little CTS-V rather than continue to spout performance numbers.
Don't let the title fool you; she is no ordinary Cadillac. The CTS is a fast mover on her own, but the V designation at the end makes it Alpha in the Cadillac line-up.
Performance wise, it was built to put other cars in their place and have their owner's question what just happened. Her bloodline has traces of Vette in it, and her heart is healthy with American muscle. The sleek design and placement of the classy Cadillac emblems lure unsuspecting prey into its' high horsepower jaws. Once the prey is within grasp of its torque filled claws, the supercharged heart beat begins to pulse, and she lets out a soothing roar from her exhaust as she elegantly devours her prey.
Within seconds the fight is over. The once ambitious rival soon becomes just another tasteless meal. She doesn't go looking for her next snack. She knows that soon enough the next eager contestant will thoughtlessly challenge her strength.
Although very sneaky and discreetly cloaked, she is easy to track. All one has to do to find her is to follow the trail of carcasses left along the path. Be warned; she might lash out if provoked. If so, it is to prove a point, and she will go straight for the jugular.
Not all cars fall victim to her seductive methods. Just like many venomous predators, she has brightly colored markings to help level the playing field. Strategically placed across her body are the V badges, which serve as a warning to curious owners who might challenge her. If ignored, this could prove to be a fatal bite.
The pavement is her territory, and she rules it with authority. Like the animal kingdom, the motorsports world is a large place filled with potential rivals in all shapes and sizes. There are a few beasts who wander these lands that can indeed give her a run for her money.
When confronted by another true Alpha, rest assured, a battle is soon to follow. Without warning, the sound of sensual, mechanical perfection fills the air, and the release of raw power causes the ground to tremble. Onlookers are hypnotized by the sounds and sights.
When majestic machines such as these face off, there isn't much blood lost. More times than not, when the fight is over, they respectfully recognize the power and might of one another and walk away with their honor. Normally, these types of encounters are not about dominance; it's a playful show of power between Kings and Queens of the streets.
Thank you for reading this article. We hope you found it entertaining. If so, please share it with others and don't forget to leave a comment down below!
The world is a large place, and life is short. Together, we can accomplish much more than we ever could alone.
Baker and Ashlie are the owners of Bourn Adventure and together they author the majority of the articles and content found here.