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  • 2009 CTS-V

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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/15/n...-402-hp-and-a/ I will admitt it's not a fair fight, but an interesting thing to decide between if you are like ...
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    09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/15/n...-402-hp-and-a/

    I will admitt it's not a fair fight, but an interesting thing to decide between if you are like me and a V1 owner who uses the car as a primary vehicle and takes road trips with the family in it and such. The G8 GXP should match or exceed the V1 pretty easy and IMHO is actually a little nicer inside judging from the GT. V2 will be a much more exciting car overall, but this G8 is bigger while probably being 200lbs lighter. The larger size though gives it much better rear legroom, much bigger trunk, and more fuel. On top of all that it's going to be WAY cheaper no matter where they each come in. Only large handicap is that US regs don't allow the low placed infotainment screen in the aussie sorced G8 to work as a nav so that option won't be available until they can update the interior and HVAC routings in the cabin. It should have bluetooth though as a 2009 model.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Looks good to me. That saves about, what, $30k or so for mods? I would wait to see how well it does turns b/f really considering it though.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Look, I want a V2 no matter what the price difference. BUT, I really like the G8. It is very comfortable, very big inside and well packaged overall. And, C&D noted that there is suppose to be an even more powerful version in the future. It's certainly a great option for those not wanting to spend the $$$ for the V2...

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Look, I want a V2 no matter what the price difference. BUT, I really like the G8. It is very comfortable, very big inside and well packaged overall. And, C&D noted that there is suppose to be an even more powerful version in the future. It's certainly a great option for those not wanting to spend the $$$ for the V2...
    The G8 GXP that he is referring to here IS the more powerful version of the G8 GT that C&D tested. It gets the LS3.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    I'll give credit where credit is due, but why, why, WHY can't the designers at Pontiac part themselves from the grille nostrils and hood scoops???????

    Soooooooo played out!

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Quote Originally Posted by BowenCT View Post
    I'll give credit where credit is due, but why, why, WHY can't the designers at Pontiac part themselves from the grille nostrils and hood scoops???????

    Soooooooo played out!
    I said it somewhere else... looks like a 1989 Grand Am.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Look, I want a V2 no matter what the price difference. BUT, I really like the G8. It is very comfortable, very big inside and well packaged overall. And, C&D noted that there is suppose to be an even more powerful version in the future. It's certainly a great option for those not wanting to spend the $$$ for the V2...
    This is it! The GXP with the LS3 and 400hp rather than the 360 of the GT. Also the only one that will probably have a manual as the DOD on the GT is apparently not working with Manuals real well yet.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Went to local car show yesterday. First car I saw was a Red BMW. Then as I got closer, I could see there were a lot of GM vehicles around. Then I saw the G8 badging. Even the typical Pontiac front end is modified and looks like a BMW.
    Very nice car. Don't think I would trade down from my V1 but if I was in the market I'd look real close. I think it will be popular. Looks like it has a steel rear.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    That is one hot looking car. Sunburst Orange has to be the greatest color of all time. If it looks like a BMW, I remember reading somewhere that is the buyers GM is looking to woo. That might be a stretch. But as a former jap-car guy, GM certainly has my attention these days.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    With either carrying an LS engine, that thing can be easily modified and tuned. Look at the kind of numbers the 08 corvettes are getting.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    With either carrying an LS engine, that thing can be easily modified and tuned. Look at the kind of numbers the 08 corvettes are getting.
    Yeah. It is probably either sound and refinement adjustments somewhere taking power or something with to tune to allow such a big car with LS3 to bypass gas guzzler taxes since they want final price to be really strong on this car.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    GM product is now looking very strong. I like what I see across the board. Every brand has a winner now.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    This seriously has me thinking. While not as nice as the V2, the projected price of 35 K is very interesting considering you get an LS3.

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    Re: 09' CTS-V vs Little "Big" brother new Pontiac G8 GXP?

    I bet it eats into SRT sales.

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