Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, Can we beat a C-5 vette? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; My neighbor is buying a stock 2000 or 2002. I forgot what year. I think its got a 350 in ...
I'm pretty sure you'd toast em, basing that on me running almost neck and neck with a c5 z06 at the end of the race my bumper was at the back of his door...so I would say your gonna keep your title.
If you were neck and neck with a Z06 then the guy was a crappy driver. A Z06 would destroy a CTS-V with a good driver. But a C5 non Z06 vs. a CTS-V would be a drivers race. They run similar 1/4's and from doing some quick research it seems that they are trapping around the same mph also
This race will depend on the gearing in the vette. Your friend has a 6 speed so he has 3.42s and thus it should be a drivers race in the 1/4. C5s with autos come with 2.73s I believe and you will beat one of them for sure.
I raced a vette the other week on the highway and pulled about 2.5 car lengths. I have LTs, a tune, and intake but thats about it. In the quarter the 6speed vette and V are matched well but the V is not necessarly a 1/4 mile car, given rear end issues and how heavy it is.
I believe that stock for stock C5 (w3.42) vs CTSV from 60-120 will not be a drivers race. The V should pull a half a car here or more and from 120+ the vette should take over given its weight advantage and aerodynamics.
At the end of the day these cars are very close. Most corvette guys I have seen dont know how to drive so practive up on your shifts and you should win. Oh ps get a new shifter.