After a lot of research I bought a new '06 black on black CTS-V and have not regretted it once. (oops! the differential was, is and always will be trash). In 2008 the next generational change took place and I haven't liked the car very much since. I liked the technical upgrades such as the suspension and chassis changes and the Recaro seats but car began to look bulky and there was too much HP for me. I lived in N. central Maryland for some years near Gettysburg and anyone spending time there knows the region is heavily veined with perfect driving roads - Appalachian mountains and valleys, near perfect pavement and not a lot of traffic or the attention of law enforcement. My CTS-V and I wore out 2 sets of Michelins and a set of Goodyear run-flats on those roads with glee. The CT5 -V in this "first look" is the best looking replacement for my '06 I have seen from Cadillac and if I didn't have to have a V-8 maybe the CT4-V. This great "first look" has made me think again about cash and how to deal with my wife without divorce, but then, I remembered..... I moved to Western New York, and the opportunities for fun driving are much more limited now. But Sam, your first look was enough to make me think about it anyway and I hope you do follow up with a complete review. Next time see if you can get a black one. I'll read every word. I'm really going to miss these cars.