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    Enjoyable but quite an old video.

    Also think the Vagon jumped the start to make for a better result and episode.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    Not according to Andrew Comre Picard the race driver who works on Top Gear--listen to the episode of him on The Smoking Tire podcast.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...alifornia.html
    sept 2011

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...a-v-coupe.html
    aug 2011

    decent discussions (while kind of short) on both those threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsherid1
    Not according to Andrew Comre Picard the race driver who works on Top Gear--listen to the episode of him on The Smoking Tire podcast.
    Do you have a link? Would love to listen.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    The fact that a $65,000 American Sports Sedan can even hang with a late model Italian supercar is amazing in and of itself.

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    Love that Cadillac commercial with the V coupe in front of the Ferrari on the race track, talking about licensing the shock technology to Ferrari. Very effective.

    I would love to see one with a Prius and a V side by side from the rear comparing the exhaust notes or lack thereof, and showing the Prius driver wearing a beret and smoking a pipe.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyPartsDept View Post
    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...alifornia.html
    sept 2011

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...a-v-coupe.html
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    decent discussions (while kind of short) on both those threads
    I have read the two previous threads and they pretty much cover it.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    In case this link does not work--look for the Smoking Tire episode called "Not Top Gear" I think the quote is towards the end where they are talking about authenticity in journalism.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...134780978&mt=2

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    Quote Originally Posted by jsherid1 View Post
    In case this link does not work--look for the Smoking Tire episode called "Not Top Gear" I think the quote is towards the end where they are talking about authenticity in journalism.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...134780978&mt=2
    Cool. Thanks. Found it at 1:15:05.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    First mention of the CTS-V Wagon (at El Mirage) at 1:14:25.
    And over by 1:16:10.
    Including mention of the classic GMC Syclone vs Ferrari drag race from Car & Driver.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    That's pretty cool to know that it's authentic.

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    Re: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear

    That California is an abomination. Worst rear-end on a car I think I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBuster
    That California is an abomination. Worst rear-end on a car I think I have ever seen.
    Yeah, I've dated women with better rear ends than that. But it's another story ...

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