Cadillac's Insane, Unnecessary, Awesome Wagon
Let's say you bought this car, a Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, with a 6.2-liter, 556-horsepower Corvette V8, six-speed manual transmission, magnetorheological dampers (I'll get to that), Michelin SP2 gumballs, 15-inch front Brembo brakes with six-pot calipers, and microsuede wrapping on the steering wheel and shifter. Well, first of all, you'd be one strange cat, which is to say, unusual. Notwithstanding any nitro-burning ice-cream trucks or flying boattail Rollses in your neighborhood, this wagon is about as esoteric an automobile as you're likely to find. Statistically speaking, General Motors will sell exactly none of these cars, the Detroit equivalent of Zoroastrianism.I'd have to say that this is one of the most interesting reviews of any car I've ever read. Then again, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is one of the most interesting cars I've ever seen, so it stands to reason. A seven passenger wagon that goes from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds? A Cadillac with a six-speed manual transmission? Did I read that right? 556 supercharged horsepower? In a WAGON? It really does sound like GM came out with this model for the same reason Sir Edmund climbed Mt. Everest: Because it was(n't) there.
Or, maybe, the ghost of Harley Earl started haunting GM headquarters over the government bailout and this is the start of GM's atonement...
That is all.
Thanks to blogson Colin for the tip!