2009-2013 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Possible Opponents (playmates) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2013; The thread "Bone Stock" and the comment in from Jpjr:
"...at 550hp you are now so far removed from 99% ...
The thread "Bone Stock" and the comment in from Jpjr:
"...at 550hp you are now so far removed from 99% of cars on the road ..."
made me think. Who are those 1% anyways that are our playmates?
Maybe two criteria: Sheer HP and Power-to-Weight ratio (any others?)
This list should grow over time. so please add liberally. Let's start:
And put the power-to-weight ratio in pounds per horsepower. That's usually the standard way and just makes for an easier comparison. Those minute fractions don't mean much of anything to me (and, I would think, most other people) as it's not at all familiar, whereas, 7.55 lbs per horsepower for the 09 CTS-V actually gives me a better idea of how it stacks up against other cars.
Good idea, by the way. Looks like this is gonna end up being an interesting list.
Are you looking for _any_ street-driven car, or primarily figuring the entire "package"... e.g.: 4-door "luxury" sedan.
I think there will be very few cars in its class that are remotely close. The guys above have listed some good ones.
As far as everything else, there are plenty of quality tuner cars (Lingenfelter, etc) out there with warranties that will outrun a new CTS-V... 1/4 mile, top-end, or around a road course. But these aren't 4-door, luxury sedans, either.
There are also plenty of home-garage built hot-rods too, but 99% of those are also not in the same class as the CTS-V.
Hmm a list like this, one must certainly consider the CTS-V's big brother the STS-V stage 2 by D3. At roughly the same weight and 575HP & 530ft lbs., it makes it a formidable challenger... Cant wait to line them up once we get our 09's in. Obviously this is assuming the 09MYCTSV remains at factory HP & TQ outputs. That wont last too long!!!