2010 Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Matt Tierney

It's rather difficult to focus on interior trim when you're eyes are locked on the digital speedometer display-it doesn't take much movement from your right foot to send the numbers spinning quicker than reels on a Vegas slot machine.

This is one wicked muscle car, but I'm most impressed at how well it straddles the line between beauty and beast. The V is all too happy to be driven in anger (especially once the transmission is placed into sport mode), but it's remarkably compliant while schlepping about town. It's one thing to create a car that's composed at 130 mph, but it's a whole other ballgame to also make it comfortable in 35-mph bumper-to-bumper traffic.

The CTS-V sedan's $64,000 base price may seem a little high when compared to the $55,000 entry price of a four-door M3, but not once you scan the content list. Virtually every piece of standard equipment on the CTS-V, including electronic damping control, navigation, heated front seats, satellite radio, park assist, and a deluxe audio system with a USB input, is optional on the Bimmer. Add those to the mix, and the M3's price tag actually exceeds that of the Caddy by roughly $1000.

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

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Let me see......the acronymn for Standard of the World would be SOW ( a female hog which has had at least one litter of pigs). Very appropo for anything coming from Govt. Mtrs. Corp.

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