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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I WANT THAT HOOD!!!!!!!! I read most of it......wish we had something like that in the south. Great story....
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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    I WANT THAT HOOD!!!!!!!! I read most of it......wish we had something like that in the south. Great story.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Excellent post and pics - reading it I felt like I could see what you were seeing. Thanks for sharing and the car looks awesome

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Finally finished reading. So who had the fastest time.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Finally finished reading. So who had the fastest time.
    Good work, Twitch. Lou Gigliotti in the 2010 ZR1 had the fastest time for the second year in a row. The current record is 3:10.xx, held by Amir.

    Last year, Lou ran a 3:21.xx. This year he bettered that time by a lot, with a 3:14.45. He is still 4 seconds off the record.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    You gotta have some cohones to hit the gas going into blue sky like that.....

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Well done Tweet! You'll look back at this event twenty years from now and you'll smile

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Awesome pics and write up, must have been an amazing experience!

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Awesome! Don't be down on yourself or the V, it's a street car and you're not a pro driver. The fact that you're even out there in the competition and on par with power:weight:car:driver capability should be enough to be proud of, and use this as seat time and knowledge to build on. You competed, did well, and brought it home. Win in my book. Congtats!!

    In my heavily mod'ed 01.5 A4 with big turbo kit, stiff coilovers, big brake kit, etc., I was always getting beat by those EVOs and STIs in the AWD classes at Time Trials. / Time Attacks...but it wasn't by much and they had 100-150+whp /whtq than me and came with gear boxes meant for the track. Sometimes, there is just not enough classes at these types of events. There should be a street car, no cage, baby seat in the back class.

    These Vs are just too heavy to be quick in the slow corners. This car wants to be on tracks like Watkins Glen, and not momentum tracks.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JDB View Post
    These Vs are just too heavy to be quick in the slow corners. This car wants to be on tracks like Watkins Glen, and not momentum tracks.
    Thanks for the kind words, and also to everybody who has posted so far.

    You are absolutely correct about the V doing better on the faster, open tracks. I have to tell you guys, for the first time ever, since starting to do track days and such, I felt like I really needed more power at this event. Normally, I have to be careful to the feather the throttle so I don't get wheelspin coming out of tight corners while on the road course, but at this Challenge, the car just felt slightly anemic. And this is weird, because I have never driven my car below 4000 ft elevation, so Virginia City wasn't a huge difference at 6000 ft elevation. Where I live and 99% of the places I go, the elevation is around 4500-5500 ft above sea level, so I know I have never felt the full power of the LS6, but the car felt extra slow during the racing, which could also be attributed to the fact that most of the race is uphill.

    One other thing. I think that if I had been a little more comfortable with my surroundings, and hadn't been hearing that I was going to crash and die for the previous 2 months before the event, I could have run much better times. I honestly believe my V, as it currently sits and with me driving it, had a 3:50 pass in it (5 seconds quicker than what I actually ran).

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Awesome event! Thx for the great writeup!
    That would be amazing to see Lou out there racing a ZR1!
    On a side note I'm sure you meant feather the throttle and not clutch coming out of tIght turns

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinC View Post
    Awesome event! Thx for the great writeup!
    That would be amazing to see Lou out there racing a ZR1!
    On a side note I'm sure you meant feather the throttle and not clutch coming out of tIght turns
    Thanks, man. Oops, you are correct. I edited the previous post...too much typing lately.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    One other thing I forgot to put in the writeup.

    The Specter Werkes Heat Extractor Carbon Fiber Hood really did it's job. While setting in the staging lane, I was wiping the excess power steering fluid off my hood and windshield, and I could feel a ton of hot air being pulled from the engine bay (and that was just while sitting there, idling). The heat that was being extracted from under the hood was so hot that I couldn't hold my hand there for more than a few seconds.

    Also, the hood feels like it greatly increased front end downforce (or more accurately, reduced lift). The only problem is that the car's aerodynamics seem to be slightly upset now. I really need an airfoil or splitter or something for the rear end now, as it felt like the rear would get light a little easier than normal. This could be due, in part, to the crappy grip characteristics of the surface of Hwy. 341, so I am not going to make any final judgements yet. I need to do a full track day at a track that I've been to before to determine how different the car feels now because of the increased front downforce and then I can make a determination on what I will do with the rear of the car.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    That CTS-V Wagon belongs to Amir Rosenbaum who owns Spectre Performance. Of course he also owns all the Spectre cars also. They are currently trying to see how much weight they can safely strip off it it.

    Here is a link to their blog.

    http://spectreperformance.com/blog/

    If you scroll down a bit there is a write up for the 341

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Nice job! I wish I could write half as well as you.

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    Re: 2011 Spectre 3:41 Challenge - Full Write-up (LONG)/Pix/Videos !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ak Jim View Post
    Nice job! I wish I could write half as well as you.
    Thanks, Jim. I really appreciate that.

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