27,167 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
5.7L V8
400 hp @ 6000 rpm*
395 lb/ft torque @ 4800 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 4.7 seconds
Top Speed: 163 MPH
*Base Price in 2005: $51,295


*Seller Asking:


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Fast Facts:

  • In ’04 and ’05, the CTS-V took the LS6 engine and Tremec T56 6-speed manual trans straight from the C5 Corvette Z06. The only modification needed was to the accessory drive and exhaust manifold (for fitment). The redesigned manifold is the reason for the 5 lbs difference in torque rating to the Z06’s LS6 (which was at 400 ft lbs)
  • The CTS-V employs a Getrag limited slip IRS w/ a 3.73 axle ratio
  • In addition, the entire CTS line featured a very tight, rigid chassis (a variation of GM’s RWD Sigma platform). The chassis proved stiff enough that it was suitable for use in both the base CTS and the CTS-V, with the only modification being a strut tower brace for the the V
  • The main difference between model years is the 2006 switch from the 5.7L LS6 to the 6.0L LS2 (pulled from the base C6 Corvette). The LS6 was phased out when the new C6 Corvette hit production
  • While both the LS6 and LS2 are rated at the same HP/torque and feature the same redline, the LS2’s increased displacement gave it a wider torque band (thanks to a wider bore, same stroke). Compared to the LS6, the LS2 provides a more linear thrust all the way to redline, and it’s peak torque occurs 400 rpm lower than in the LS6
  • During its inception, Cadillac had doubts about using the LS6 from the Z06, as they worried it wouldn’t provide the subdued refinement and finesse that Cadillac buyers were used to (the LS6 camshaft provides quite a lot of overlap for a Cadillac). However, developing a 400hp track capable Northstar V8 wouldn’t be financially feasible, so they stuck with the LS6
Key Model Year Changes:

  • XM and OnStar antenna are combined as one
  • Final year of Redline Red
  • Final year of the LS6 engine from the C5 Z06. The following year (2006) switches to the LS2 from the C6 Corvette
  • The following year (2006) received a different strut tower brace, updated rear diff, radio controls on the steering wheel, and black center wheel caps (vs the previous silver caps)

Seller Notes:

  • Garage kept, adult owned
  • All stock
  • 2 Sets of Keys with Fobs, All Original Books
  • Clean Carfax. New tires
  • Very well maintained


  • Location: Zellwood, Florida – (more photos below)
  • UPDATE: ad is no longer available (sold or expired)

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability


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