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View Poll Results: Most important performance parameter for the 09 CTS V?

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  • Straight Line Acceleration

    16 36.36%
  • Braking Distance

    0 0%
  • Skid Pad G's

    0 0%
  • Slalom Time

    2 4.55%
  • Lap Time

    26 59.09%
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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Lap times damnit! My SRT-8 is plenty fast in a straight line, but I miss the confidence of entering a turn in the V. I can run 12.9 quarter mile times all day long, but I miss the g's. Even with better tires, better shocks, strut tower brace and bigger sways; when I first enter the turn I always get that feeling in my stomach. The aw-shit moment between she's going to take the turn and nope the ass end's washing out.

    My favorite V story was a guy in an AWD Volvo tailgating me on a twisty road in the rain. I had the GSD3's on and knew exactly how fast I could take the next corner, enter at 58mph and let off the throttle. I look in the rear view mirror as the Volvo performs a tail-slapper around the corner and barely regains control on exit. I wouldn't wish that on anybody, but what were you thinking tailgating me?

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Lmao

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    While I agree that lap times are a good gauge for a vehicle's overall capabilities (probably the best), the most attention seems be paid to the car's power which would point to acceleration being most important to people here. So although you guys might SAY overall performance is most important, your posts tell a different story.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot View Post
    While I agree that lap times are a good gauge for a vehicle's overall capabilities (probably the best), the most attention seems be paid to the car's power which would point to acceleration being most important to people here. So although you guys might SAY overall performance is most important, your posts tell a different story.

    Maybe that's because GM hasn't released any real data yet on the car's actual performance on the track. So all we're left with is specs and guessing at this point. Once we have some REAL information about the car and not just a spec sheet the topics of conversation can shift.

    I'm still hoping / waiting for Top Gear to get one of these and run it against the likes of the M3/M5, various AMGs, and Audis. They will test it in the straights and on the lap with The Stig.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    Maybe that's because GM hasn't released any real data yet on the car's actual performance on the track. So all we're left with is specs and guessing at this point. Once we have some REAL information about the car and not just a spec sheet the topics of conversation can shift.

    I'm still hoping / waiting for Top Gear to get one of these and run it against the likes of the M3/M5, various AMGs, and Audis. They will test it in the straights and on the lap with The Stig.
    Thank you. I love how Katshot the Magnificent knows all...


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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    Maybe that's because GM hasn't released any real data yet on the car's actual performance on the track. So all we're left with is specs and guessing at this point. Once we have some REAL information about the car and not just a spec sheet the topics of conversation can shift.

    I'm still hoping / waiting for Top Gear to get one of these and run it against the likes of the M3/M5, various AMGs, and Audis. They will test it in the straights and on the lap with The Stig.
    Yeah, a Top Gear test would be fun. Like to see what they can whine about, or mis-state like they did about the GT 500 Mustang.
    You may be right about the shifting of the conversation at some point. We'll see.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot View Post
    Yeah, a Top Gear test would be fun. Like to see what they can whine about, or mis-state like they did about the GT 500 Mustang.
    You may be right about the shifting of the conversation at some point. We'll see.
    What did they say about the GT500?


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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Thank you. I love how Katshot the Magnificent knows all...
    You just can't resist making things personal can you? Obviously easier for you to open your mouth than your mind.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    What did they say about the GT500?
    http://video.aol.com/video-detail/to...500/2993235963

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Only a few hours left before this poll expires. Get your votes in now!

    Looks like it's the Laplanders vs the burn-outs.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    I guess I missed the inaccuracy...

    Live axle? Check.
    No LSD? Check.
    For guys who find their sisters attractive? Check.

    Care to point out what they "mis-stated"?



    I wish they would have reviewed the V1 that way. No objective comments about door bongs or styling. Just a pure performance review.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    After looking the video over again, I guess the only issue was the statement about horsepower being low. I could've sworn there was more to it but the horsepower statement was stupid enough IMO. Still love the show, and LOVED that his car was so low on power. Bet it really pissed him off when he first saw it.

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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    The hp does seem low on almost every GT500. At least the ones I've seen tested. I mean, a 400hp Vette spanked one at Grattan...


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    Re: 09 CTS V Performance Rating

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    The hp does seem low on almost every GT500. At least the ones I've seen tested. I mean, a 400hp Vette spanked one at Grattan...
    Every dyno test I've seen suggests that the advertised HP is actually under-rated. This was the case in point on the Top Gear story as well. The moron was making a big deal that the car didn't pull 500hp at the wheels, but after figuring the drivetrain loss, the engine was actually making MORE than the advertised figure.

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