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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, USA Today thinks it knows about the new V in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Not sure if we should believe this or not. I hope not. http://usat.ly/11KATCT...
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    USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Not sure if we should believe this or not. I hope not.

    http://usat.ly/11KATCT

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Thats the V-Sport not the V.

    The V should be at least 580hp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris CTS V Wagon
    Thats the V-Sport not the V.

    The V should be at least 580hp
    That's why I hate the "Vsport" name, the media will never get it straight. Maybe the real "V" will be priced lower because of the confusion. Right..

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    This is getting ridiculous. They should just call it the CTS Sport. Additional V nomenclature is going to (a) be more confusing, (b) dilute the V cachet. It's like Chevy putting SS on everything. Drives me nuts.
    Tedboss1 and Tedboss1 like this.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    I know the Vsport Idea was stupid. I think more appropriate woulda been the CTS Turbo Sport.

    Just adding, wow, 60 grand is a lot of money for the Vsport and that's just the base price with no options, put some options on it like a sunroof and a few other things and I'm sure the car will be up there around 65 grand.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    I posted a comment for the editors to correct their error. We'll see if it actually happens. Sigh.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Ya, that's kinda a dumb mistake on USA todays part.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    All they had to do was read the press release and not screw up the nouns when they regurgitated it.
    But this is USA Today.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Quote Originally Posted by MEDISIN View Post
    This is getting ridiculous. They should just call it the CTS Sport. Additional V nomenclature is going to (a) be more confusing, (b) dilute the V cachet. It's like Chevy putting SS on everything. Drives me nuts.
    Cadillac is dead last to the party in using their in-house tuning company name on more pedestrian cars.

    BMW M-sport
    Audi S-Line
    Lexus F-sport
    Mercedes blaintly puts AMG badges all over anything a customer wants just about.

    all they had to do was read the press release and not screw up the nouns when they regurgitated it.
    But this is USA Today.
    seriously, How hard is it to repost something?

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    V Sport is in no way a bad idea from a sales/brand point of view. It is a great new turbo engine in the CTS, it is going to be a sweet ride. As said before in other threads, the people who care about cars will know the difference, that is all that matters when it comes down to it. Mercedes has the AMG sport packages, BMW has the M sport packages, SRT has the SRT-design packages, all of them use their performance name and badges put on the regular series cars with different amounts of trim and performance equipment on them. Most people don't actually want the more powerful engines, hard suspensions, higher maintenance and insurance costs that go with the highest performance versions of their cars, they just want the look of them.

    The more of these Cadillac sells, the more money they will make and have available to make actual V Series cars for the rest of us.

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    The Vsport starting at $60k may push the next V into the $80k+ range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spearfish25 View Post
    The Vsport starting at $60k may push the next V into the $80k+ range.
    Oh, it WILL be...

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Seems like the v is going more into the same prices as m5, amg's and the like money territory. The v1 was great bang for the buck. The v2 was still there but going on up. I guess when you are moving on up your cost does too lol.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Oh, it WILL be...
    I feel the same as it will be at least $80k.

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    Re: USA Today thinks it knows about the new V

    Actual bang-for-buck comparison --

    V1, $49,995 base price
    400hp: 8.00 hp per thousand dollars
    0-60 in 5.2 seconds, 16.92 ft/sec2: 0.338 ft/sec2 per thousand dollars
    13.7 sec 1/4mi, 96.35 ft/sec: 1.927 ft/sec per thousand dollars

    V2, $65,000 base price
    556hp: 8.55 hp per thousand dollars
    0-60 in 4.3 seconds, 20.47 ft/sec2: 0.315 ft/sec2 per thousand dollars
    12.6 sec 1/4mi, 104.76 ft/sec: 1.612 ft/sec per thousand dollars

    I did not find a Nurburgring lap time for the V1 or other linear measurement to account for handling. Anybody got any decent apples-to-apples figures for a road course or such?

    .Jinx

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