The current state of Detroit is causing a lot of suffering and is a black eye for a nation that likes to think of itself as the richest and most powerful in the world, but there is an upside.
It’s not exactly surprising that the 640-horsepower 2016 Cadillac CTS-V can do a burnout, but it sure is cool to see the proof. Especially when said burnout is done in a derelict building.
The smoke show was shot in Detroit’s Michigan Theater according to World Car Fans. The building is apparently used as a parking garage, making it the ideal location for some V-Series shenanigans.
Those shenanigans come courtesy of the same 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 used in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. It drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission also shared with the Z06, and other Corvette models.
With the aforementioned 640 hp, plus 630 pound-feet of torque, the 2016 CTS-V is the most powerful production Cadillac ever. With a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, it’s likely the fastest as well.
Cadillac’s engineers probably don’t want people to think of their BMW M5-rivalling sedan as a high-end muscle car, but those power and performance figures will surely dominate any discussion of the CTS-V, particularly once they’ve seen what good burnouts it can do.