Whiles news outlets continue to forecast the demise of GM, they fail to mention what can keep the General alive. They need smart, green autos– but they still need cutting edge, pure bad ass cars. Cadillac, more often associated with mobsters and retired folks living in Florida, has dropped a bomb in the engine bay while shocking the automotive industry. With a detuned Corvette ZR1 V8 engine paired to either a six-speed auto or a manual, this pavement pounding beast delivers a whooping 552-hp and 551lb-ft. of torque. That engine makes the CTS-V reach 60 mph in the supercar territory of 4 seconds. The CTS-V isn’t on sale yet, but expect it to hit about $60,000 when it hits showroom floors.  [at cadillac]