You have to hand it to Jay Leno, he’s really got it made. A successful comedic career, a vast collection of cars (about 150 or so) and a huge fan base would make just about anyone envious. Toss in a great relationship with the OEs and the luxury to hop behind the wheel of any car he desires as a result, and you have just a few of the key ingredients to make any car guy happy.
But that’s just one side of the coin, as his philanthropic contributions to numerous charities and his very humble personality really make Jay a great person to be around and a joy to watch. We’ve been fans of his YouTube series, Jay Leno’s Garage for years, and have been known to catch an episode of his show on CNBC from time to time.
Whenever we have a chance to feature one of his videos either here or on our sister publication, Timeless Muscle‘s, website, we usually do. You may have caught the videos he produced in his Syclone, GM’s C7Z convertible or Holley‘s LS3-swapped C10 in the past. Well now we’re adding one more to the roster, with the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V!
Powered by the immensely powerful, 640 hp LT4 that’s also found in the C7Z, the new flagship Cadillac sedan is reportedly good for a 0-60 mph sprint in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph – just a tick or two higher than the lighter and much more aerodynamic Corvette. It’s baby brother, the ATS-V, also pops up with its 3.6L twin-turbo V6 with all 464 hp complimenting the big daddy V, making these two cars direct competitors to the BMW M3 and M5, respectively.
We can dig deep into all of the details of Cadillacs latest performance machines, but we’ll let Jay and Cadillac’s Executive Chief Engineer, David Leone fill you in.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.