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Test drove 2 - 556 Horsepower CTS-Vs today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I work as a tech at a Cadillac dealer. As rare as these cars are to come by, I worked on and drove 2 of the new body style CTS-Vs today. One was a 2009 customer car(3300 miles) and the other was a 2010 new car fresh off the truck with 1 mile on it. I've become the CTS-V goto guy at work. I guess I'm the only one the really trust to behave and do a really good job on these cars. Its a really cool feeling. I'm also the only one they trusted to work on a 2004 Viper that someone traded in, although I wasn't allowed to drive it. Only management could drive it...booo.
    I got on the gas a little bit in both these cars. They are QUICK!! Way too quiet though. Just thought I'd share...and brag a bit
    So what do these things sticker for????

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Around $60,XXX.00 without mark up (If they even do mark them up )
    D-D-D-D-D-Daaaammmmnnn!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    D-D-D-D-D-Daaaammmmnnn!!!
    I don't think thats too horrible for the 6.2L S/C LSA. I'd rather have a C6Z06 but thats a whole other argument/ball game
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    I don't think thats too horrible for the 6.2L S/C LSA. I'd rather have a C6Z06 but thats a whole other argument/ball game
    Sounds neat and all, but I'll stick to what I have. You have to remember, you are talking to a guy that still drives cars with manual drum brakes and manual steering. I don't want to spoil myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Sounds neat and all, but I'll stick to what I have. You have to remember, you are talking to a guy that still drives cars with manual drum brakes and manual steering. I don't want to spoil myself
    I have driven with manual steering and hated it, brakes tho......disc all the way here :spoiled:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I drove a car with manual drums brakes once. I was scared
    My old high school buddy had a '66 Tempest 326, 2-spd powerglide, manual drum brakes.. It was scarey.. 2 feet to stop on the down hills.....maybe.... In the rain one might feel the urg to poo oneself a little..

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    Ya I guess it's a matter of what you are used to. I don't even think twice about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    Around $60,XXX.00 without mark up (If they even do mark them up )
    low to mid 50k i thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Sounds neat and all, but I'll stick to what I have. You have to remember, you are talking to a guy that still drives cars with manual drum brakes and manual steering. I don't want to spoil myself
    jesus man......do you still have to physically crank the engine too to start it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    jesus man......do you still have to physically crank the engine too to start it
    Well I wouldn't mind having one of those too. Believe it or not, engine cranks were before my time No really they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    low to mid 50k i thought
    the 04-07s were...the 2009 - 2010s I've seen are about $66,000ish.

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    Nice!!! I would love to take one of those for a spin! The tests I've seen have them running low 12s in the 1/4, and about 4 seconds to 60. Basically the same times as I've seen for a new Corvette, if not a bit better. Definitely not bad for a full-weight luxury four-door. I still think I'd rather run an LS7 2004-2007 V for the light weight AND the 500+ horsepower, but for a factory luxury performance sedan, it can't be beat, especially for the price.

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    2011 Silverado CC 4x4 6.2

    Sounds pretty sweet hook us up with a clip when you're done, if you can. A dyno vid would be preferred, that way we can see AND hear the benefits of the mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I drove a car with manual drums brakes once. I was scared
    My friend's '74 Nova has 4 wheel drum brakes, no power assist. You just can't make stopping a priority I guess!! Its pretty bad. I keep telling him to get one of the kits to upgrade it to at least front power discs.

    As for driving the CTS-V, I'm jealous!! Sounds like an awesome machine for sure. Too bad there are so many autos though, I'd definitely prefer the 6 speed manual version. Did either of the ones you drove have the optional package with the red Brembo calipers?? I don't think I've seen one with that package as of yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    My friend's '74 Nova has 4 wheel drum brakes, no power assist. You just can't make stopping a priority I guess!! Its pretty bad. I keep telling him to get one of the kits to upgrade it to at least front power discs.
    If he doesn't want to spend money on a good disc setup, send him over to Muscle Car Brakes or Master Power Brakes.
    They have upgraded drums and shoes along with bigger wheel cylinders that stop 10 times better than the factory issue drum stuff.
    I've done those conversions for several customers (as well as my own cars) for those that didn't want to spend the money on disc. The response has always been excellent, with a night and day difference from the stock drum setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Did either of the ones you drove have the optional package with the red Brembo calipers?? I don't think I've seen one with that package as of yet.
    Nope I've never seen or heard of that. A quick google search shows that as the competition brakes option (J63) and was only available in 2009, but may be available as a GM Accessory package you can order through the dealership parts department.

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