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    CTS-V poser

    Ok, so I was driving my truck, doing truck stuff that my Caddy couldn't do, and I saw a CTS coupe (that was not a V) sporting a V emblem on the trunk lid. The engine displacement emblem was obviously removed and replaced with the V.
    The question I have is, should I be offended or,
    is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?
    Secretly I wished I was in my V to give the "Really?" look......


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    Re: CTS-V poser

    Pretty soon we'll have to ask: Which one?

    V/

    or

    V#

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    Back in the mid 90's, I had a ZR-1 (we used the hyphen back then). Wife & I are walking out of a business, and we see a teal 91 standard Corvette, with ZR-1 emblems on it. Wife is a gear-head too, so we are both eyeballing it. Owner appears, and we both start asking him about his Vette. He puffs up and starts quoting HP, torque, 0-60, top end, etc. (Most of which were wrong, btw). Wife asks why it is an auto, and he says he special ordered it that way. One of a kind.

    Riiiight...

    I leave my wife alone with the guy, and slide off to go get my car. She knows how to play the game, so she gives him a little flirt as soon as I walk off. I show up about a minute later, in a real ZR-1. Get out, open the door for my wife, and roll into the Borla's as we drive off.

    I didn't know anyones face could turn that red...

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    I suppose it could work the other-way around too. I saw in a photo the emblem HYBRID on a CTS-V once. I know it was a joke...so are all the "greenies" going to be offended or flattery?

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    ^could have been a volt with a cts body kit

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondWhtV View Post
    I suppose it could work the other-way around too. I saw in a photo the emblem HYBRID on a CTS-V once. I know it was a joke...so are all the "greenies" going to be offended or flattery?
    Hybrid in terms of it burns both gas AND oil lol

    I've never understood the re-badging/de-badging of regular cars to emulate higher-end cars. As if driving a Cadillac CTS or BMW 528 is a bad thing. Someone who pulls up next to you in a real performace car is going to embarrass you anyway. Car enthusiasts are going to be able to tell the difference. So who are you fooling??

    It is funny though when a performance car works backward to look like the base car and then blows your doors off lol

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    Yep sleepers are awesome. This is my old Sentra SE-R.



    Stock SR20DE 2 liter engine built up with low compression 300ZX pistons, forged rods, piston coolers, all kinds of internal goodies and a massive honking turbo kit. Custom adjustable suspension with more shock travel than stock, huge Wilwood brakes, But it was all stock on the outside other than the wheels. At the default wastegate setting (10 psi), it made 350 HP. The turbo wasn't even fully efficient until 18 psi. It only weighed 2400 lbs, that car was mind-explodingly fast. Imagine putting the LSA into a Miata and you'll get the idea.

    But the best part was that it looked stock. I loved driving that car, it was fun as hell.



    Even kept the stock front bumper.


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    Re: CTS-V poser

    the hybrid V is a joke ... it burns gas and rubber!

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    I was thinking of throwing some V badges on my Escalade....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyW
    The question I have is, should I be offended or,
    is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?
    You know, that has always been a double-edged sword for me as long as I can recall. It's a little bit of both emotions coming out.

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    My advice take 550 ft pounds and 556 HP to the limit and call me in the morning.

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    A 2.0T badge on the V2 trunk lid would be a conversation piece.

    Jud
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    Re: CTS-V poser

    One could fashion a 6.2 badge from the ATS 2.5 and 3.6 badges.

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    Re: CTS-V poser

    At the gym where I visit often during the winter I would always see this “V”. Even when it’s icy and heavy snow out I would see this “V” parked in the lot. I noticed on the hood bulge there are V emblems and I’m like that looks so stupid. So I’m like if I ever run into this guy I’m going to ask how the heck are you driving the “V” on those tires in the snow and ice as once it gets below 38 without any winter tires you are in for a fun ride. I rarely bring my V out even if the pavement is bone dry once the temp drops below 40 as I learned that lesson riding on the OEM tires when I first got my V. Anyway one day I started really looking at the car and notice the tailpipes didn’t seem right nor did the rear deck spoiler or rear tires all though all four wheels are V wheels. So I’m looking at the car as it has the V hood, grills and the front is an exact match of a real V. All of a sudden out comes a lady who jumps in the ride, starts the car up and bang…the darn thing sounds like a weak 6 banger. I started shaking my head and realize somehow the car has the exact front section of a real V sans the V emblems on the hood bulge, but the rear is a dead give-away of an imposter, but at least she’s pretty hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by readyact
    At the gym where I visit often during the winter I would always see this “V”. Even when it’s icy and heavy snow out I would see this “V” parked in the lot. I noticed on the hood bulge there are V emblems and I’m like that looks so stupid. So I’m like if I ever run into this guy I’m going to ask how the heck are you driving the “V” on those tires in the snow and ice as once it gets below 38 without any winter tires you are in for a fun ride. I rarely bring my V out even if the pavement is bone dry once the temp drops below 40 as I learned that lesson riding on the OEM tires when I first got my V. Anyway one day I started really looking at the car and notice the tailpipes didn’t seem right nor did the rear deck spoiler or rear tires all though all four wheels are V wheels. So I’m looking at the car as it has the V hood, grills and the front is an exact match of a real V. All of a sudden out comes a lady who jumps in the ride, starts the car up and bang…the darn thing sounds like a weak 6 banger. I started shaking my head and realize somehow the car has the exact front section of a real V sans the V emblems on the hood bulge, but the rear is a dead give-away of an imposter, but at least she’s pretty hot.
    I would be suspicious that she started out as a woman, given her pretend "V."

    Jud

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