2009-2013 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Official specs in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2013; Originally Posted by Cadillac Tony
The numbers will hold in the magazine comparos, and there will be a lot of ...
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Re: Official specs
STS-V and XLR-V are launchable by humans in the stated GM times or even better than the stated times. I predict CTS-V will slightly *beat* 3.9s with the right conditions, transmission and a good driver.
Gen 1 was capable of 4.7 seconds with no hop, but it required a factory hotshoe and the stars being in alignment for it to happen. With the engineering changes to the axles and PTM, the new V is launching like a star. Now add in another 156 hp, 151 ft/lbs tq AND an automatic (which makes 0-60 runs incredibly consistent- look at the SRT Challenger. 4.7s over and over again).
The numbers will hold in the magazine comparos, and there will be a lot of people eating crow who said it couldn't be done.
There were plenty of good drivers that tried. You are correct on everything in alighment and they probaby ran the car in death valley on a 40 degree night, but I yet to see the 12.8 1/4 GM said they got. I also question how many rear ends GM went through to get that number. GM has also not said if those numbers are for both the auto and the manual. I am willing to bet it is the 100lb lighter MN6. I am anxiously awaiting the rag times since they are more real world.