Fast ‘n’ Furious Family: 2006 Cadillac CTS-V

The first generation Cadillac CTS-V was sold starting in the 2004 model year with an engine borrowed from the Corvette C5 Z06 (the 5.7 liter LS6) and a 6-speed manual gearbox, but folks in the know will tell you that you want to get a 2006-2007 version that is powered by the Corvette C6 base 6.0 liter LS2.  With a new MSRP of $50k in 2006, the CTS-V was hit early with the depreciation bat and continues to be beaten down into poor people territory (our territory).  Find this 2006 Cadillac CTS-V offered for $15,000 in Windsor, MI Ontario via craigslist.

The ’06 CTS-V is powered by a 6.0 liter LS2 V8 that produces an even 400 horsepower and 395 ft-lbs of torque, mated to a Tremec T56 6-speed manual and a limited slip out back. Earlier cars suffered from axle and rear differential issues, but it seems the 2006+ cars are better sorted.  Rounding out the CTS-V package is a set of huge Brembo 4-piston brakes, a track-ready suspension, and a few custom exterior pieces like the mesh bug-zester grill.  Unfortunately the seller only includes one picture and precious little detail in this listing, but it doesn’t look bad in the one pic.

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