I've spoken to a couple of colleagues about this now, so I know it's not just me. The new Cadillac CTS-V looks, at least from the front, a lot like the old one. This, despite being based on the brand-new '08 CTS, which in base form, looks a *lot* different. It is, I think, the mesh grille, which is smaller on the V than on the base model, as well as the mesh-trimmed air intake set into the bumper.
Familiar looks or not, the V is set to be a real scorcher, with a 550-hp supercharged V8, rear-drive, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. GM claims that, at least as of this writing, it's the fastest production sedan you can buy.
You may soon be able to get the CTS in forms other than four-door, too. One of the real surprises of the show (and a well-kept secret) was a CTS coupe concept car. With a high rear end and an interior that tries out new and very cool finishes, it looks fantastic - and would be a logical addition to the product portfolio.