I think it's still a pretty rare car. That's why it's so cool. And the "what that things got a manual?" And "I can't believe that sound came from that" I think in the future the V1 will be very collectibleQuote:
Originally Posted by repenttokyo
I mean today if you compare a V1 to a e46 m3/ c55 amg/ v8 s4 price used car price wise, we arent looking so good. which is why i wonder about the people who have 04 V1's with 40k on them... not much value to be saved by not driving it.
Nobody in my area knows if I have a V1 or V2. They always ask "is that the 550hp version cts"? I tell them it doesn't have the supercharger and that it's naturally aspirated for 400hp at the crank - I get the deer caught in the headlights look followed by a few wide-eyed blinks. I'm leaning towards modding it with the promise of the recent TT kit that may be developed.
I think the general audience assumes all Vs have the same output and nobody has ever guessed the year I'm driving...2004. I have all the chrome repainted black and also black powder coated wheels. As far as modding goes, I'm at a loss trying to get any good info forging the bottom for FI. The reply I get is that the LS6 bottom is good for 8psi but take it down to 6psi for safety and invest in the valvetrain instead. I'm gonna poke around my local speedshop and see what they recommend for a bottom end build or replacement for more boost - 12psi max goal.
I don't have time to search right now. But production numbers have been discussed quite a bit over the years I believe total production for the V1 is believed by most people that have spent time looking at it to be under 10k. Something like 9500 total from 2004 to 2007.
Originally Posted by Andringa
Total us sales. It's just over 10k. Idk if there were any more produced and sold in other countries. Or if Wikipedia is that inaccurate. Not that I think the difference is that big of a deal. Still pretty rare imo
Where is that Cadillac customer service rep when you need her... I bet Cadillac has those numbers stored in their systems somewhere.
Actually, sold the old g35 for a new XC 60. I like the 3 liter turbo in sports mode. 325 ft- lbs of torque in the hills of western PA is just about enough. And $1200 for the polestar upgrade is stupid money for 25 bhp.Quote:
Originally Posted by liqidvenom
And I hope everyone else drives their 2004 V's like they stole them.
Just my 2c, was facing same scenario, elected to keep my 06' V1 - starting a 402 stroker build in about a week. Already have the entire Creative Steel 8.8 drive line to handle the power. Just something about V1's that make them special.
Wiseco pistons [10-K444X3903] -11cc dish
Callies Compstar Hbeam 6.125" [186-CSC6125DS2A2AH]
Comp Cams 921 Dual Spring Kit (.650")
I'm looking at the LG Motorsports G5X cam - something streetable for forced induction. I haven't decided on pushrods or rockers yet. Pretty soon, I'll be shopping prices.
hey i like my car like the next guy, but the fact that this question even gets asked and people having to defend why they stay with the V1.
If i had spare money to move around i would invest my mod money into a better performance platform which is the V2.
Using my LS2 block with 225 Trick Flow heads, everything else is going to be new. It will be set up and tuned for 93 pump gas all motor should net around 520 - 540 to wheels. :thumbsup:
What other late model car would people debate on weather they should keep the older model or get the new one? I think to the contrary of what you said. the fact that people even consider keeping a first gen over trading for a second gen says volumes about what a great car it is.Quote:
Originally Posted by liqidvenom