The Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V represent the American luxury brand’s current crop of modestly sporting sedans. A new video from ArabGT puts them through a series of drag races to see how they stack up against each other. Don’t worry about not being able to speak the language, as the link above jumps right to the start of the action.
From the standstill, the CT4-V appears to be off to a bad start. The CT5-V fled and seemed to widen the gap even further as it descended the track.
Then they try a run from a slow roll at about 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour). The results at the end of the track, however, do not change. The CT5-V is able to move away from the small sedan.
Even from a faster roll, the CT4-V doesn’t do much better. It seems that no matter what the situation, the CT5-V is just a faster vehicle.
There is a bit at the end that leaves a break, however. When displaying its acceleration figures, the CT4-V takes 8.02 seconds to reach 100 km / h. Factory figures suggest the time should be over 4.9 seconds. While the temperature is elevated to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Fahrenheit), we don’t expect such a drastic drop in the weather in the high heat. The weird results make us wonder if there is something wrong with this car.
Although even the CT5-V is slower than the factory specs indicate. It takes 5.52 seconds to reach 100 km / h, while the sedan should reach that speed in a time closer to 4.6 seconds. The track surface feels a bit dusty which could be an additional factor causing slower than expected acceleration times.