Cadillac Corral
CTS-V parking only in the Cadillac V Sport Corral

Without a doubt, the Cadillac CTS-V is one of the great cars of this or any generation. Cadillac has successfully delivered a track-ready supercar, a car that will do 200 mph right from the showroom floor, yet it seats five, has a huge trunk and a good warranty.

Cadillac CTS-V
The mighty 2017 Cadillac CTS-V in Black Raven
Cadillac CTS-V
The CTS-V looks good coming or going
Cadillac CTS-V
The CTS-V sitting quietly on Cannery Row


For my drive test, I drove the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V on a road trip from LA to Northern California, specifically to Monterey, just south of San Francisco. I went to the iconic Laguna Seca track where I watched the Cadillac Racing team compete in an IMSA race there.

Laguna Seca Mazda track
The IMSA race at Laguna Seca

A video of my drive out of Laguna Seca raceway

InterContinental The Clement Monterey
The CTS-V looking good in front of the InterContinental The Clement Monterey

After the race, I spent a night in Monterey at the beautiful InterContinental The Clement Monterey, before driving the seven hours back down to Los Angeles. I also had a chance to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the first time.

Jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium

You’ll be able to read my full review on the Business Traveler USA website (where I regularly do luxury car reviews) next week. Here’s a video review of the drive and the car: