Let’s establish one thing right off the bat: I was speeding. No question about it, the Michigan State Trooper had me and the red 2020 Cadillac CT5-V dead to rights, clocked at 91 miles per hour in a 70. I (futilely) argued I was keeping pace with the light traffic and that whatever speed I was traveling at was safe for the sunny, dry, calm conditions and freshly paved highway. It didn’t matter – I’ve already mailed in the citation for “Speed Charged: 75/70” and a $115 check to the state of Michigan.
My colleagues were less than sympathetic. But then one member of the editorial peanut gallery chipped in with this comment: “Did you tell her the V isn’t really a V anymore?”