Cadillac CTS-V - Nurburgring Nordschleife: 7:59.32

This is a clip of GM's new 2009 Cadillac CTS-V around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Piloting the super fast luxury sports sedan is John Heinricy, who is General Motor's Performance Division Executive and a former professional race car driver. This brings the Cadillac CTS-V in an exclusive sub 8 minutes club exclusively for super exotic supercars and hypercars. Equipped with GM's LSA engine (related to the ZR1's LS9 engine) producing 563hp and 550 lbs/ft of torque, the CTS-V astonishingly ran the ring at 7 minutes and 59.32 seconds, making it the fastest production luxury sports sedan ever on the ring. Faster than its main competitors: the new BMW M5 Twin-Turbo, Audi RS6, and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.The car was completely stock, with stock tires, and with no modifications to the engine, suspension, or electronics. A harness bar, fire extinguisher kit, and a 6 point safety harness belt was equipped to prioritize the driver's safety, as well as several cameras mounted on the car, which added on weight. The CTS-V they used was the 6-speed automatic version.Specifications:Engine: 6.2L V8 SuperchargedHorse power: 563 hpTorque: 550 lbs/ft of torqueWeight: 4200 lbsGearbox: 6sp manual or 6sp auto with paddle shiftersBrakes: Brembo 6-piston fronts / 4-piston rearsSuspension: Magnetic Ride Control