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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    That certainly looks beefy, but I don't like the looks of the giant bushing on the right. I'm sure GM has sorted this one out. Nothing has been complained about by owners, prospective owners and the automotive press, more than the rear differential and hopping suspension. I'm certain that this has been addressed. Heaven help 'em if I'm wrong.

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    That would be a very good assumption. It is possible with the first V some doubted Caddy owners would do 5K sitesteps. It is now understood that they do that, mods, and more. Nobody is going to officially engineer for more than stock power, but the idea that the whole system is engineered with...ahem...*significant margin* is reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Design View Post
    Based on the information we were supplied with, the $62K amount is pretty accurate.
    This is what I was told by the Caddy folks manning the CTS-V area when I was there Saturday.

    I am hoping the price pans out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiTechRV View Post
    That would be a very good assumption. It is possible with the first V some doubted Caddy owners would do 5K sitesteps. It is now understood that they do that, mods, and more. Nobody is going to officially engineer for more than stock power, but the idea that the whole system is engineered with...ahem...*significant margin* is reasonable.
    You don't have to go anywhere near 5K rpms to get the rear a hoppin. I wouldn't even think about droppin the clutch at those tach levels. A quick let out at even 2K can get it boppin around. Forget that just full throttle or even 3/4 throttle from idle can get the rear end livid.

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    I think if you guys are expecting a hard and smooth launching, hop free drag-racer, you are going to be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I think if you guys are expecting a hard and smooth launching, hop free drag-racer, you are going to be disappointed.
    I agree, and quite honestly am glad that it won't be "a hard and smooth launching, hop free drag-racer". I would much rather the V be something much more respectable like the outstanding track car that it is.

    You stiffen the rear end too much and you might as well have a solid rear axle, which is great for drag strip launches, but horrible for things like the Nurburgring and cutting through anything but a level corner.



    Fortunately, the V will be equipped with the latest version of MagneRide, which is as close as you can get to both worlds. I think it will do a respectable job launching (at least a better job than the previous generation) without losing the handling advantages gained with an independent rear.

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    MRC makes a drag launch possible without giving up handling or stiffening the rear. A simple program in the PCM that detects a drag launch (0mph, followed by revving in first gear) can be calibrated to stiffen the rear shocks to 100% jounce and no rebound, which would make for a great peel & go. Once you're moving, the realtime damping control takes back over.

    They're doing it on the ZR-1, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the CTS-V.
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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    Tony beat my edit.

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I think if you guys are expecting a hard and smooth launching, hop free drag-racer, you are going to be disappointed.

    really? Maybe I am naive, but that is exactly what I expect. My sts-v is a GREAT launcher and so is my SRT8. No wheel hop at all. If Caddy can produce it in one car, as can Chrysler..why shouldn't they produce it in the "fastest american sedan" ever made??

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    For the STS and imports vs. V, it s the grunt engine vs. high end engine. 4v's are easy to launch.

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by SRT8/BMW View Post
    as can Chrysler..



    Urb!!!! Why do we have to keep listening to SRT strokers here?



    Dont get me started on the SRTbrick. That is what Cadillac has turned the CTS-V into. Paddle shifters and all.

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac Tony View Post
    MRC makes a drag launch possible without giving up handling or stiffening the rear. A simple program in the PCM that detects a drag launch (0mph, followed by revving in first gear) can be calibrated to stiffen the rear shocks to 100% jounce and no rebound, which would make for a great peel & go. Once you're moving, the realtime damping control takes back over.

    They're doing it on the ZR-1, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the CTS-V.
    they have it on the E46 M3's too... although if you do it more than 5 times it sets "abuse mode" in the PCM and it voids the warranty

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    now that sounds just dumb enough to be bmw

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    Urb!!!! Why do we have to keep listening to SRT strokers here?



    Dont get me started on the SRTbrick. That is what Cadillac has turned the CTS-V into. Paddle shifters and all.
    quit your whining. I am entitled to my opinion, and since I drive a STS-V, can lend some decent input.

    I have two GMs and two chryslers in my garage....hardly an SRT stroker. Besides, I have a deposit on the new V so get used to it.

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    Re: CTS-V images from Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by SRT8/BMW View Post
    quit your whining. I am entitled to my opinion

    So is he.
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