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Thread: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    When I say track days, I mean road course, not the simpleton's way of bragging rights.
    Someone's a bit egotistical...


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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    i drive a Cadillac
    i drive a Honda
    i drive a Chrysler

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    no offence id rather say the 1st ty very much

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTTSPD
    NSX = 0-60 in 4.8 and 1/4 in the high 12s = not slow. With all due respect, ever driven one? I'm guessing you haven't. If so, then so be it, but if not, if you happen to know someone, have them take you for a ride. I think your opinion will change.
    Best friend had a 1998. 13.6 comes to mind at the strip. 0-60 in mid 5s.
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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    Someone's a bit egotistical...
    Maybe I am. I just don't understand the obsession with a 1/4 mile straight line. To me, it's always been about the turns and the way a car performs in all its aspects.

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    The 1/4 mile is a performance standard. You can compare to your buddys time even though he lives in Phoenix. There's no standard road course.

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    The srt is a boat! DRove both and bought the CTSV bacause it could handle and was a caddy!!!

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveBlk
    The srt is a boat! DRove both and bought the CTSV bacause it could handle and was a caddy!!!
    I'd rather have a boat then a car that has an unreliable drivetrain, wheel hop issues, and a vague gear box. BTW how do you like your Spec V?

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by davesdeville
    The 1/4 mile is a performance standard. You can compare to your buddys time even though he lives in Phoenix. There's no standard road course.
    Again, don't care about a 1/4 mile time all that much. To me , it tells me very little of a car's capabilities.

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    Again, don't care about a 1/4 mile time all that much. To me , it tells me very little of a car's capabilities.
    So I guess acceleration has little to do with road courses?

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
    Again, don't care about a 1/4 mile time all that much. To me , it tells me very little of a car's capabilities.
    That has nothing to do with my point. My point is that you have no way of comparing autocross times with anyone other than people who run at the same track you do. A car magazine can't test a car at a 41 second lap time on the standard autox track, and you can't go to your local standard autox track and run a similar time. That CAN be done with 1/4 mile runs.

    Running a 11 second 1/4 mile time is very respectable. Running a 41 second lap time means absolutely nothing to just about everybody on earth.

    And although it had nothing to do with my original point, it tells you how fast the car can accelrate on the low end where most driving is done. It tells you if you'd beat the car next to you at a stoplight, which is where the vast majority of racing is done. So it's quite a useful statistic IMO.

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    I'd rather have a boat then a car that has an unreliable drivetrain, wheel hop issues, and a vague gear box...
    You drive a Lincoln...

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Correction, he used to drive a Lincoln.

    And it's pretty silly to complain about a vague gearbox when the car we're comparing it to has an auto...

    I dunno what exactly is so unreliable about the drivetrain either other than the rear diff. Care to enlighten me anyone?

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Jeez! I can't believe this thread is still going. How much more can be said about these two cars that hasn't already been beaten into the ground?
    They're BOTH great cars that appeal to similar buyers, yet have quite different characters.

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    Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorb750
    Zorby,

    So does you ability to convey a solid point in a way the lends credibility to your opinion. Please work on it.

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