Despite being uploaded only a few weeks ago - and only being picked up and circulated via Reddit yesterday - this embarrassing video was apparently shot in 2015. It seems to have been taken during the Pebble Concours d’Elegance event that year, with a “Cadillac representative” (according to the video description) taking several people for a ride in the then-new CTS-V.
Unfortunately, he got a little carried away, and after a heavy dose of the right-hand pedal and a complete lack of anticipation for the next corner, the CTS-V understeered onto the wrong side of the road and clipped a tram. With the speedometer showing 83mph just before the tight right-hander, it’s fortunate a more serious accident was avoided.
We’ve no idea why the footage has emerged only now, nor do we know for sure if the man worked directly for General Motors. We’ve reached out to Cadillac to see if we can find out more.