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    March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    LOL, they call it "Cadzilla."

    I'll post it when I get a chance.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    I love the "Cad-zilla" nickname.

    Great article, except for their estimated 0-60 time of 4.5. Click below to read:

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    4.5 does seem pretty low when a base Vette gets to 60 in about 4.3 with 120 less hp but about 800 less lbs. 4.5 doesn't seem much an improvement over the last V with 150 less HP. Maybe GM detuned it to keep it below the Vette performance wise.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    4.5 seconds is not "door sucking". It will be much lower. Lutz ain't no liar.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    I have seen performance figures of less than 4 seconds somewhere but it is all speculation until the rubber meets the road with some road tests. I rememeber all the Super Bowl commericals a few years back when Cadillac was touting less than 5 seconds in all their V commericals - times have changed. That benchmark is obviously no longer good enough.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's V View Post
    4.5 does seem pretty low when a base Vette gets to 60 in about 4.3 with 120 less hp but about 800 less lbs. 4.5 doesn't seem much an improvement over the last V with 150 less HP. Maybe GM detuned it to keep it below the Vette performance wise.
    The 4.5 in the summary at the end is a very conservative estimation as they themselves put it in the article:

    Quote Originally Posted by Motor Trend
    There are no performance figures yet, but by way of context, AMG's E63 Benz nails 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. The new CTS-V weighs about the same and has at least 43 more horses and 85 pound-feet more torque. Draw your own conclusions: The car also has been extensively tested on the legendary Nurburgring Nordschliefe, and while insiders are tight-lipped on the actual lap time -- for now -- they will admit Cadzilla has terrorized factory hotshoes from Munich out on the daunting 13-mile road course. "People who've never been passed by a Cadillac have now had that experience," smiles Piatek.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Yeah, I think C&D had a low 4 second 0-60 prediction...

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Come on, this will be in the very low 4's, if not 4-flat or faster.

    Everyone, and I mean everyone in the automotive commmunity knows about the last CTS-V's weak rear end. On top of this, Lutz has been saying over and over how fast this V will be.
    If Cadillac screws up and this car is a dog compared to what everyone is speculating, then there won't be another CTS-V. It'll probably be the end of the V series.
    This CTS-V has to be as good as they have been speculating, or Cadillac will take a very hard hit that will take another 20 years to get out off.

    I dont think we have anything to worry about, they wont let the V leave the factory without it being what they say it is.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    The Caddy people told us "under 4."

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    When the first V arrived, Cadillac said 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. After a couple years of getting their butts handed to them by owners and the press because it couldn't do a 4.6 without launching the V like what they would acuse the owners of abuse they finally just said under 5 (which was right).

    I can't blame MT for giving their rating with Cadillac's pass history with the V. After all it is only an estimate. A 4.5 will seem pretty weak though. Not really a big increase over the first Gen V that has 150 less HP. I would say it will hit 60 in the real low 4s pretty often. Probably right around 4.2-4.3.

    I just hope the rear axle doesn't shatter itself on one of those first press lauches like the 04 V did.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Motor Trend
    There are no performance figures yet, but by way of context, AMG's E63 Benz nails 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. The new CTS-V weighs about the same and has at least 43 more horses and 85 pound-feet more torque. Draw your own conclusions

    4.3 or less?

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

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    4.3 or less?
    If that is the case then the V will lose to the C63 when it comes out next year since it is based on the lighter C series. 0-60 figures are hard to compare unless you have the two cars in question racing side by side with the same driver and take out any driver mistakes.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's V View Post
    If that is the case then the V will lose to the C63 when it comes out next year since it is based on the lighter C series. 0-60 figures are hard to compare unless you have the two cars in question racing side by side with the same driver and take out any driver mistakes.
    Really? The C63 and E63 are just about the same weight. The C class is horribly heavy for such a tiny car. Still, it pulled a 3.9 to 60 according to C&D...

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Really? The C63 and E63 are just about the same weight. The C class is horribly heavy for such a tiny car. Still, it pulled a 3.9 to 60 according to C&D...

    Yep, the C63 weighs in at about 4000lbs. That's no lightweight for such a small car. I'd love to see anyone repeat that 3.9s 0-60 by C&D. Isn't the car only riding on 255s? Can't see how they could get all that power to the ground. Maybe MB shipped them a factory freak to try and scare the Bimmer guys.

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    Re: March Motor Trend features CTS-V in "First Look"

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Really? The C63 and E63 are just about the same weight. The C class is horribly heavy for such a tiny car. Still, it pulled a 3.9 to 60 according to C&D...
    Actually they are 200lb difference and the AMG C63 is a big 400 lbs lighter then the new V. 200 lbs is another ~1/2 pound per hp. http://www.caranddriver.com/previews...ecs-page4.html

    Granted it has 100 less HP then the V and the man est time to 62 is 4.5. But at a base price of $62k, it is definitely a competitor to the new V. This is why Cadillac should use the crappy Euro rate to their advantage.

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