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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Credit To The V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; You have got to give SO much credit to these cars that we drive and love. They have the power ...
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    Talking Credit To The V

    You have got to give SO much credit to these cars that we drive and love. They have the power of a Corvette and the handling of a Lotus. For anyone else that watches Spike TV's Bullrun, a lightly modded CTS-V would easily be the PERFECT car. Up until now there is no challenge it wouldn't have won, and with the navigation you would never get lost! Plus you would be riding around in leather and suede instead of a old uncomfortable muscle car with no headliner (but you HAVE to love the big bodies too!)!!

    Props to Cadillac for making the ultimate daily driver, drag car, rally car, auto-x car, circle track car, and ANYTHING ELSE BUT A TRAILER QUEEN!

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
    They have the power of a Corvette and the handling of a Lotus.
    A Lotus Esprit perhaps.

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Handling of a Lotus?? Lets not get crazy now...

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by SkullV View Post
    Props to Cadillac for making the ultimate daily driver!
    With that I can agree. Have not done everything else except for the dragstrip, and trust me, it can get very expensive. Glad to hear you are enjoying it, as these types of posts are always welcomed.

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by gergreg View Post
    A Lotus Esprit perhaps.

    I'd say the V handles just as well as any Lotus...as long as you don't turn.

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle CTS-V View Post
    I'd say the V handles just as well as any Lotus...as long as you don't turn.
    Hahah . I agree with you there. With the sport shocks, the V's turn in is razor sharp but it's not going to get through that turn like the sub 2000 pound Elise. It is pretty damn good though.


    As Jeremy Clarkson said (in speaking of the V): "that's because while designing the CTS-V the Americans discovered a book that in America is very rare - an Atlas and in the Atlas they found a continent known as Europe and in Europe they found a country called Germany and in Germany they found the Nurburgring".

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by gergreg View Post

    As Jeremy Clarkson said (in speaking of the V): "that's because while designing the CTS-V the Americans discovered a book that in America is very rare - an Atlas and in the Atlas they found a continent known as Europe and in Europe they found a country called Germany and in Germany they found the Nurburgring".
    Sometimes I wish smug self-satisfcation was a liquid so Clarkson would choke on it.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

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    Re: Credit To The V

    hahah I only used the lotus reference because it is one of the contestants in Bullrun!

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by propain View Post
    Handling of a Lotus?? Lets not get crazy now...
    As funny as that sounds, take a look at what Feff had to say about this exact comparison: (from http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...us#post1025938)

    Quote Originally Posted by Feffman View Post
    Where to start? All I can say is WOW!

    Guys I went to the track this weekend

    ...<SNIP>...

    I’ll start with the best part. A friend and ironically fellow V owner (Ron) was there with his turbocharged (around 250-270HP) Lotus Elise. My third session on the track Saturday, I followed Ron and the V stayed right with the Elise and not just on the straights, but through the turns as well. Granted there was an extra 190 pounds (about 10% of the Elise weight) in the Elise as Ron had a passenger. Ron is a very good driver (OK Feff stop patting yourself on the back!). He came up to me after the session as I exclaimed “Now that was fun!”. We discussed the V and how much fun it is. Guys you probably won’t hear me say this often, but my V is MUCH better on the track (and day to day driving) then any of the five Lotus Esprit I’ve owned before. A good number of people asked about the V namely how much it weighs. I was the lone V at the track day and we suprised several Porsche drivers and numerous Audi drivers. The car handles flawlessly on track.

    ...<SNIP>...

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Clarkson is the man.

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    Re: Credit To The V

    Quote Originally Posted by gergreg View Post
    Clarkson is the man.
    Wasn't he the dick that made fun of the dinging in the V when he left the key in the ignition?
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    Re: Credit To The V

    That was really stupid... Mercedes Benzes are the absolute worst cars in that regard. In the keyless S-class cars (2007+) or any keyless Benz, it will ding and remind you not to forget your car even if the damn thing is in your pocket. The CTS only dings if the key is turned to on and the door is opened.

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    Re: Credit To The V

    The V does handle really well. I took it snow drifting and it was razer sharp.

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    Re: Credit To The V

    bull run is bulls&*t. The V would be a Pimipin cool car to be in that show. Plus it would let a lot more people know more about the V. m3 vs. cts-v =)

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    Re: Credit To The V

    U have got to admit that it is a sweet show though...but like I said earlier...a lightly modded V would easily win that entire show as long as it didnt blow a diff (or you had one on hand to replace during the nights)

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