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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Why didnt the CTSV make the list? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; http://autos.yahoo.com/news/top-10-f...005651411.html Am I mistaken or shouldnt the CTSV made this list? Our cars numbers are right there with some of ...
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    Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    http://autos.yahoo.com/news/top-10-f...005651411.html

    Am I mistaken or shouldnt the CTSV made this list? Our cars numbers are right there with some of these cars and I would say bumps the Lexus off the list. Why no respect. Also most normal people cant afford these cars, the CTSV is an affordable super car which should give it even more of an edge on the list.

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    Umm, what?

    The V is heaviest, BY FAR, and is RWD only. The V will never be close to these cars...

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    That ain't your grandfather's lexus on that list! Those are some bad hombres. The V is a great car, but come on...

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    Wow, I'd love to have our cars mentioned in that group. But honestly.........not even close.

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    For the record the new Viper lost to the ZR1 at Laguna Seca with a 1:33:70 time, eclipsing every other car on that list.

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    I love my V, but I understand which class it belongs in and the context that MT describes in that article is not quite it.

    I'd love one of those--any of those--AND my V in the garage.

    Frankly, I'm MUCH more verklempt that the V didn't make the Car and Driver top ten this year as it has for the last 2-3. THAT's where we should be asking the OP's question.
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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    I understand the heavyness of the car and the RWD but when looking at numbers the 0-60 times arent far off from what I have read on this website and the 1/4 mile as well. I am new to the racing world and even new to having the CTSV, I was just basing my opinion off of numbers I had read on the forums of peoples numbers they where producing in their Vs.

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    That list is about fastest Laguna Seca lap times, 0-60 and 1/4 mile has nothing to do with it. Furthermore, every car on that list is faster than the CTS-V in a straight line anyway. The V handles amazingly well for how heavy it is, and it's definitely at the top of its class, but it's not even close to being in the same league as any of the cars on that list.

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    by a Z it is cheaper and is on the List

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    If you scroll down the page it gives the numbers break downs on each car it shows their 0-60 times and 1/4 mile times.

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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    Yes, but the list is of the 10 fastest cars around Laguna Seca
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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    0-60 times and 1/4 mile times have nothing to do with how fast a car can go around corners. Laguna Seca is a road course, with turns. It's not a drag strip. Furthermore, a 0-60 time is a function of traction more than horsepower, and the 1/4 mile ET is dependent on traction as well. In the real world it basically means diddly squat. Trap speeds are more relevant in terms of understanding how fast a given car actually is, but that still has nothing to do with lap times at Laguna Seca. It's a road course, it's about handling, suspension and lateral grip, not to mention brakes. Power is a factor, but it's obviously not the only factor seeing as how the Z06 was faster than every other car on that list despite having less power than all of them.

    You see what I'm saying? That's why 1/4 mile and 0-60 times are completely irrelevant. Based on other times I've seen, the CTS-V is 7-8 seconds a lap slower than the slowest car on that list, and that's probably being generous. But there's nothing wrong with that, the CTS-V isn't a hardcore race car. It's just not the same type of car as the others on that list, and that's why it's not on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaqtly
    That list is about fastest Laguna Seca lap times, 0-60 and 1/4 mile has nothing to do with it. Furthermore, every car on that list is faster than the CTS-V in a straight line anyway. The V handles amazingly well for how heavy it is, and it's definitely at the top of its class, but it's not even close to being in the same league as any of the cars on that list.
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    Re: Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

    I agree completely, like I said new to this world, learning about everything you mentioned above and how to put the power and speed, etc into context with the car. Thanks for the info and breakdowns.

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