Building a better sports sedan is seldom if ever a simple task. It involves striking a delicate and often elusive balance between real-world requirements (passenger comfort, cruising range, cargo capacity) and gut-punching performance. But even when on paper the matrix appears to be synchronized, sometimes the formula does not translate to the road quite right.
The limited-edition CTS-V Wagon is nearly as audacious as a Corvette hearse and faster than almost anything on the road. Built on the platform of Cadillac’s wildly entertaining CTS-Vsedan and equipped with a 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 that pumps out 556 hp and 551 ft lbs of stump-pulling torque, the wagon catapults from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and tops 176 mph.