so, a 4400 lb. car can do fairly well on the ring..?? :bighead:
MRC/DRC(mag shocks) are not the end all some of you have made it to be.
The thread shows tuner who also races, caddy does not have one currently, says that once you change the spring rates or sway bars might as we'll throw those magnetic shocks in the trash!
Would be neat since the RS4 is already using them if V2 could use the Ohlins stuff?
Cadillac first used Delphi's MRC on the '02 STS- if performance oriented marques like Audi and Ferrari are licensing the technology, you know it's good.
The article you link to is a blatant advertisement for their product, so of course they're going to rave about how great and how much better than stock it is. Also, changing to a traditional valved shock and stiffer spring will remove the drag launch recognition that the MRC provides. Here's a novel idea- why don't we wait to see some performance figures and drive the car before talking about ditching the stock suspension?
If you what Ohlins cost and how they perform you'd be on soap box about them also.
I think we pretty much narrowed the performance measure as in that thread they even mention failures also. So there might be a delay on V2.
The MRC tech was used in the 80's on the Corvette too.
I'd bet that RS6 in previous post is running MRC also and only ran a 8:09 on the 'ring.
The V2 will still be the value leader in it's category, just nothing more and still behind the Vette. :)
Wow- you are really out in left field on this one.
Of course it will be "behind" the Corvette in terms of performance- in case you missed the press release, it's a 4-door Luxury Performance Sedan. It will never compete with the Corvette, nor is it intended to. Why some of you feel the need to compare the two just because of the LSx engine connection is beyond me. Also, MRC was first used in a production vehicle by Cadillac on the 2002 STS- it was never used in a Corvette in the 80's.
The CTS-V will be far more than the "Value Leader" in the class but you'll never admit it, even when the instrumented tests prove you wrong.
Funny how the vast majority here are hopeful and excited but obviously very dumb, since NormV and katshot KNOW the new CTS-V will handle like cow udder sludge.
Tell you what guys, why not wait until this car is driven before you declare it a land barge...
From the road test of the 599 GTB Fiorano on Winding Road:
Originally Posted by David A Davis Jr.
Oooh, the burn.
Your right Tony!
Looks like MRC is used in caddy, corvette, buick, and even in truck driver seats! It was the electronically controlled shocks that were used in the Vette that I was thinking of.
Time will tell but looks like this is nothing new but a better way to control the new porkers! :)
Kat, others, and myself are just realist since the info is already out there.
Kat, others and yourself aren't realists- you're pessimists. I don't know if it's model year envy or ignorance, but there's no reason to constantly deride a car that no one has driven yet, especially when the specs look so promising.
It absolutely blows my mind that a forum can be so full of negativity before the first official performance spec is even published.