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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Curb weight myths in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Funny how the V gets put down for being a lunker when compared to the euro crowd. People make assumptions ...
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    Curb weight myths

    Funny how the V gets put down for being a lunker when compared to the euro crowd. People make assumptions when they see the Cadi badge. Here's some info I found on curb weight while searching for other stuff.

    CTS V 04-07 #3850
    M5 07 #4012
    Audi S4 07 #3979
    E55 05 #3990
    E55 06 #4087
    E63 07 #4035
    300 SRT8 07 #4160
    Audi RS4 07 #3957

    Only the 06 M3 which is not really the fairest comparison comes in at #3781
    which is only #69 lighter than the V. Pretty commendable for GM to build a car in this class to this weight spec..

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    I don't know these assumptions you speak of. Most enthusiasts commend Caddy for keeping the weight down, relatively speaking...

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    he means ppl see cadillac badge and they think heavy ass car

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    I drove a clients 2007 M5 back from lunch Friday (at his request) and it's a nice car, but you can keep the SMG transmission along with the "I-Drive". Some neat stuff like wathcing the RPM red line increase as the engine warms and the "M" button for the 500HP. I'll keep the ease of the V.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    Just thought it would be fun to mention to the V critics that it is the lightest car in its competitive class.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    One of the things I like most about my "V" is how little non-"V" drivers know about our cars. As previously stated they think its just another Caddy. I say keep on thinking that, a continue to underrate the "V" and I'll be more than happy to empty your wallet.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    but whats unfair is....almost every car you listed above, has more power. So what gives? Whats the hp to weight ratio, thats way more important here....Shit if our cars weighed 2000 pounds but only put out 100 horse who would care? If someone wants to take the time and find out the hp/weight ratio... of the above mentioned cars....that would be some interesting/meaningful info.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    Quote Originally Posted by 04CTSVFLA View Post
    but whats unfair is....almost every car you listed above, has more power. So what gives? Whats the hp to weight ratio, thats way more important here....Shit if our cars weighed 2000 pounds but only put out 100 horse who would care? If someone wants to take the time and find out the hp/weight ratio... of the above mentioned cars....that would be some interesting/meaningful info.
    Or how about a $$/hp comparison?

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    The SRT-8 has to be heavy otherwise it would lift the front wheels on full throttle runs from a dig. This was discovered in early testing. But hey, who can argue with high 12's stock.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    HP to weight does mean something but not everything, and the V can hang and or beat most of them on the road course. Maybe not an RS4 but certainly the S4. The older M5 and the V are to close to call and I believe the E55 got lower marks than the V from most reviewers on the track.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    Quote Originally Posted by CVP33 View Post
    The SRT-8 has to be heavy otherwise it would lift the front wheels on full throttle runs from a dig. This was discovered in early testing. But hey, who can argue with high 12's stock.

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    How come Cadillac.com has our cars listed as 3509lbs!!! Did the 07's lose 300lbs, maybe they meant minus the engine...

    http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/...ctsv&year=2007

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    Re: Curb weight myths

    I believe someone mentioned elsewhere that was a misprint.

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