Automobile(s): 2004 CTSV(killed), 2005 CTSV(killed that too). 2004 DTS.
Originally Posted by Dr Chill
After all this hype, I'm a little disappointed.
Now if the car came in at 525 hp, I'd also be a little disappointed after hearing Lutz speak of the power output being "surprisingly high."
Anyway, I still want it as soon as it's released.
Agreed. Lutz was saying suck the doors off an M5. Thats a tall order. I saw the new V-10 at the track. It is nice. I think 90K base. If the new "V" is more than 60K, I'll be bummed. Especially if it only has 525HP. Yeah, I said only.
Autos are cool if you only have 1 leg. And even then, I'd still rather operate the clutch pedal with a toilet plunger.
Originally Posted by Dr. Design
Hmmm....interesting to see what they have done. This seems to be pretty close to what we have been told. Although there are some rear quarter panel treatments that are not shown on these images....I guess we have to wait to see what they actually release in Detroit. I am sure they are looking for feedback prior to releasing the final version. Remember, change is good. Not everyone will like it, but it will grow on you.
Go back to the CTS or STS-V forums. Rather yet, just go away.
I'm liking the new V. Almost all cars grow on me, so starting with like is a good spot (although a few angles look weird). I didn't like the first CTS pics and now I'm liking it. Disapointed with 525hp. Motor Trend was saying 600 recently. If it's going to stomp the M5 or an AMG it needs more horses, or a very high torque number. The reg. CTS has 300 horses and it's acceleration numbers are pretty disappointing. The 335 (much lighter) beats the CTS to 60 by almost a second.
I'll be looking at the auto to shut up the wife (I don't like our stick anyway), but they need to stay close to the outgoing's price or I'll be out of the game.
Guys- Consider it a *blessing* if this car gets a 525hp SC V8 to compete against a 600hp V10. It will literally take 1 hour of modding and a tune ($500 total) to be 'sucking the doors' off of a 100k M5. You have so much more flexibility with an intergrated factory blower, this car is going to be a modders wet dream. The key is that unlike an aftermarket supercharged application, this motor will have internals built to withstand forced induction and high compression. That is the expensive and time consuming part of modding that will not cost any of us a dime out of the showroom.