Cadillac CTS-V was selected by About.com readers over other finalists including the Ford Mustang Boss 302, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW M3 and Lotus Evora.

The family car is powered by a brutal 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 564PS (415kW) and 747Nm (551 lb-ft). 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds and top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) – electronically limited.

The standard equipment includes heated, leather-appointed seats, in-dash navigation system with 40 GB hard drive, Xenon HID headlamps with adaptive forward lighting, Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system, Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance Service for four years / 50,000 miles.

The option list features $3 400 Recaro heated and ventilated, high-performance driver and front-passenger seats, $800 19-inch, polished aluminum wheels, $600 midnight Sapele Wood trim package, $300 Suede steering wheel and shifter.

"It's no surprise to me that readers chose the CTS-V -- its blend of outlandish power, precise handling, and breathtaking styling, especially in coupe form, make it one of the best performance cars in General Motors history," said Aaron Gold, Guide to Cars, About.com.

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Source: GMC