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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Blasphemy in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Just read this in Newsday, a regional Long Island newspaper. It's a review of the new CTS "The star of ...
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    Blasphemy

    Just read this in Newsday, a regional Long Island newspaper. It's a review of the new CTS

    "The star of the show is a twin-turbocharged version of the V6 that puts out 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. This unique-to-Cadillac powerplant anchors the CTS V-Sport (it's also used in the larger XTS), which is the successor to the hotrod CTS-V sedan. The "V" is available for at least one more year in the coupe and wagon models that carry over unaltered for the 2014 model year. As quick as they are, the 556-horsepower supercharged V8 with its unquenchable thirst for fuel (12 mpg in the city and 18 highway) is no longer considered acceptable or politically correct in this day and age. Enter the turbocharged V6."

    Obviously not written by a car guy.

    http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/c...dans-1.5816968

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGaret View Post
    Just read this in Newsday, a regional Long Island newspaper. It's a review of the new CTS

    "The star of the show is a twin-turbocharged version of the V6 that puts out 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. This unique-to-Cadillac powerplant anchors the CTS V-Sport (it's also used in the larger XTS), which is the successor to the hotrod CTS-V sedan. The "V" is available for at least one more year in the coupe and wagon models that carry over unaltered for the 2014 model year. As quick as they are, the 556-horsepower supercharged V8 with its unquenchable thirst for fuel (12 mpg in the city and 18 highway) is no longer considered acceptable or politically correct in this day and age. Enter the turbocharged V6."

    Obviously not written by a car guy.

    http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/c...dans-1.5816968


    Typical Newsday..... Never get anything right lol.

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    Re: Blasphemy

    That's assuming V owners care about being politically correct or fuel efficient LOL! It does make you wonder if there will be a full blown V3 will be offered in a year or so, or just the V lite that he's talking about. I'll be watching for the twin turbo XTS when they come out though, it will be interesting to see how that big car moves...

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    I live close to Newsday's headquarters so maybe I'll go over there and rev my engine for them a bit. As far as the V3 goes, if they don't build one, Cadillac can consider me a former customer because I will not be back. The BMW store is also near by

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    Re: Blasphemy

    BMW and Mercedes have 500+ hp monster sedans getting 23mpg+ highway. Caddy just needs to catch up.

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    Re: Blasphemy

    Boooo to Newsday.

    "Politically incorrect"? I bet that guy drives to work in an SUV that gets worse mileage. Just saying, as that's what most of my neighbors do. Next door neighbor has two Jeeps. Across the street is a Grand Cherokee. Two doors down is a big-assed Hemi truck and a BMW 7-series and a Hummer.

    Whatever.

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    I joke with coworkers who drive a Prius or other tree hugger car that I'm stuck with the burdon of having to use all the gas they are saving
    AussiePete likes this.

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    Re: Blasphemy

    Quote Originally Posted by elevated View Post
    BMW and Mercedes have 500+ hp monster sedans getting 23mpg+ highway. Caddy just needs to catch up.
    Ditto!

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    I know a $200, 000 MB SLS AMG that needed to catch up to my M6 coupe the other day. I say Caddy is doing pretty well considering the cost per mile. Gas isn't everything. Have you seen the the depreciation on MB Ill take the lower cost, less depreciation and and a couple less miles per gallon. IMO.

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    Re: Blasphemy

    Couple of years ago I took my vette to the dealer for some service. There was a Camaro SS there that was a special GM prototype build for Jay Leno. It was a twin turbo V6 at about 430 hp. The techs told me that this was the future of the GM muscle cars. I expected it to show up in the C7 vette.

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    Cadillac needs to go back to giving its engines names and abandon the alphabet soup that confuses the masses. For example, they should have named the new TTV6 "Shortwind" because of the shortened turbo plumbing. Also that name would accurately describe some of its future owners. Another missed opportunity by the marketing department.

    I forgot to mention that Shortwind-equipped vehicles would need optional twin exhausts with coffee can sized tips to enhance that wonderful V6 note. GM marketing, that advice is free of charge.

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    Re: Blasphemy

    GT-R makes somewhat acceptable horsepowers with a 6. who knows what will happen...if there is no V3 where will we all go for 500+ hp with luxury? AMG? M?

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnoiz
    GT-R makes somewhat acceptable horsepowers with a 6. who knows what will happen...if there is no V3 where will we all go for 500+ hp with luxury? AMG? M?
    Nissan charges $100k+ for their car. No way it's worth it. Would much rather have an M or AMG. Japanese cars have no soul or character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFJr
    ... should have named the new TTV6 "Shortwind" because of the shortened turbo plumbing. Also that name would accurately describe some of its future owners.
    Can you imagine if they made "Longwind"?

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    Guy next door has a skyline. He paid close to 100K when the new gtr came out a few years back.. He wants a zr1. Skyline has no leather no power amenities. Super fast n sexy looking yes but for 100K? I don't think so.

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