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CTS-V vs. my 01 z28
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11-10-2005, 06:13 PM #21phatsat67Guest
11-10-2005, 07:00 PM #22redzGuest
I have driven the cts-v,bmw,mb,etc on the same day
Your original post reminded me of a summit put on by Cadilliac last summer that I was invited to test(abuse)drive peer vehicles from Europe.
This was held on a hot day at a former Marine base in Orange County, Ca. Had to sit through a Led Zep influenced production/warning/appetizers before going outside to be a test pilot.
Lines quickly formed for Cadilliac vs European SUV's, sedans, and sporty vehicles. I was not interested or had enough time to go down to the SUV test area. I spent most of the 2 hours waiting in line but was rewarded by the XLR(my partners fav)and blown away by the CTS-V. If money was no object.....sign me up!!! I know cad has received criticism over only offering it in a 6-spd(evidenced by all the people that stalled off the linethat day)manual. I resented having a rep ride shotgun(not in any of the other carsthat day) until I realized he was there to help me by giving advice on shift points and turn-in/turn-out. I actually did better with him sitting on my right. I think we didn't hit it off at first due to his comments on what I drive now(4th gen Z/28). After the white-knuckled test drive, he asked me what I thought. Obviously very pleased, I had to compose myself by saying, "If not for the heft(2 tons)this car would give mine a run for its(1/3 the price of a cad)money. The CTS-V definately blew away all the top end V8's from BMW and MB in both power and handling. It's price was nearly as high too. I expected more out of BMW and MB even before saving the CTS-V for last.
Later, I checked the stats on the CTV's. It is closer to vette territory than Z/28 in unmodified form. I warn everyone, if you are going up against one, make sure you are modified. Stockers don't stand a chance even with the best driver. There is at least one aftermarket company providing mods already for the CTS-V so look out! All I can say is if I going to be smoked, let it be by something exotic or GM brethern. Had an even match with a WRX-STi, that I would have probably lost if he did not have a passenger. Subaru is the best bang for the buck right now, but would not want to be in one in the event of a crash. My Z fared very well(needed an alignment)after hit by a vintage Ford that was totalled by a new driver.
If you ever get the op, definately test drive the CTS-V!!! You will be grinning from ear to ear, kinda like all of us were when we first got our 4th gen F-car. Remember?
11-28-2006, 06:22 AM #23
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- Newburgh, NY
- 2005 cadillac cts-v
Do you have any more info about this wheel hop issue? My rear end went in my 05 cts-v two nights ago with 7,800 k on it bone stock & the dealer is acting like it shouldnt be covered under warranty. Any help would be greatly appreciateed. Thank you.
11-30-2006, 06:42 PM #24
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- Fort Benning, GA
- '91 turbo fox, '97 vette
How will my stock '97 M6 C5 stand up to one from a stop and roll? Sounds like an even race.
12-04-2006, 11:03 PM #25
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- San Jose area
- 06 Charger SRT-8
12-05-2006, 05:37 AM #26
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- Pittsburgh, PA
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there is a guy here that has a super charged cts-v. i think it runs 10s
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