Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, GTO or CTSV? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; A friends friend just picked up a 05 GTO with exhaust and is claiming it could kill my 05 CTS-V ...
Automobile(s): 09 White Diamond Slade, 05 Black CTS-V, 94 White Diamond STS
Castle Rock, CO
Re: GTO or CTSV?
A friend of mine and I ran 4 consecutive passes side by side on the drag strip, he was in his bone stock '05 goat, and I only have a CAI and cutouts, the closest he ever came to me was 7 tenths and 4 MPH slower. Actually, now that I think about it, I had 7 runs that night, and he had 9. So we got some pretty solid numbers for the day. We were within 20 pounds of one another too when we rolled across the scales that night, I chalk it up to the fact that the GTO's have a 3.4X final drive ratio versus our 3.73. Bottom line is you should be able to take him provided you can get out of the hole without any problem.
Theoretically you should win. The goat has a 4.32 rear and the pimp mobile has a 3.73 rear and the weight is 50 to 100lb difference. However, it really depends on the driver skills, the one with least bog or spin off the line will win. Ultimately, the one without the broken rear diff is the winner.
The GTO is what a 2 door Catera-V would have been (they share the same platform).
The LS6 V beat the LS2 GTO in head to head magazine testing (I believe it was Motor Trend who had the comparison between the V, GTO, and SRT-8). Quarter mile strip will be close for sure, but meet him at a real track and you should walk him in the corners.
Also remember that at the end of the day, you drive away in a Cadillac while he has a P.O.N.T.I.A.C.