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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by BigFred Don't worry about Automobile mag test numbers, they are always much slower than R&T, C&D, and ...
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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigFred View Post
    Don't worry about Automobile mag test numbers, they are always much slower than R&T, C&D, and MT. The review was by their socialist/communist writer Jamie Kitman. Maybe he had something to do with it. Overall, a pretty good review. I get more excited by the day.
    This post made my day. You don't like the testing results, so you accuse the writer of being a communist. This is what web boards are all about

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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

    Does Autombilemag do instrumented testing?
    I thought that was part of their original statement going back to 1986 when the mag was founded. No instrumented testing just manufacturer's estimates.

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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

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    Does Autombilemag do instrumented testing?
    I thought that was part of their original statement going back to 1986 when the mag was founded. No instrumented testing just manufacturer's estimates.

    I almost positive that any car magazine stating a 0-60 of 3.9 is using GM's numbers and not tested numbers.

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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

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    Why is there a $2000.00 rebate on the 2009 cts-v with no pricing realease yet besides $59,025??
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    Forgot to mention that my previous numbers can be found on Cadillac website
    and the region for the rebate is western.
    As I told you in the other thread, there is no rebate on the CTS-V, nor has pricing been announced yet. If you notice, the rebate on Cadillac.com is very clearly marked "CTS 3.6L V6". The V is neither a 3.6L or a V6, so the rebate does not apply.
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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

    Just read C&D's November test, and it certainly appears that the manual V is slower than the SMG M5 they tested on January 06 that did 4.2 0-60 and a 12.5 QM at 118. They did say the automatic version did a 4.0, perhaps this one can deliver the goods, but it is clear that the V2 will not "suck the doors off the M5" as Mr. Lutz said. Handling looks to be much better than the M5, as the latest comparo in C&D shows, which in my book still makes the V very attractive, plus I think there might be more mod potential for the V than the M5.

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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpjr View Post
    This post made my day. You don't like the testing results, so you accuse the writer of being a communist. This is what web boards are all about
    That is why the knowing wink is there. Being a commie has nothing to do with the slow times. I call Kitman a commie based on his columns; and if you read the letters to the editor that are published in the magazine, so do many others.

    I don't know if Automobile does their own testing or not, but their numbers aren't factory numbers.

    Car and Driver most of the time and Road & Track occasionally have pretty fast times. The times aren't manufacturer supplied because the 1/4 mile numbers don't match.

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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

    well if it makes anyone feel better-I personally witnessed 12.2@121 for the manual and 12.3@121 for the auto at Milan dragway a few weeks back..

    I also posted a vid of the CTS-V running next to me (at my request) in my 335xi. It was the auto and on that pass ran 12.4 @119 with a 1.95 60 ft--besting my 12.7

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    Re: New article for 09 CTS V.... funny numbers?

    Those are certainly impressive trap speeds.

    Were they running the manual, as well? Do you know the times / trap speeds it pulled?

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