Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8 in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
When I say track days, I mean road course, not the simpleton's way of bragging rights.
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.
Automobile(s): 1995 ETC, 75 Deville, Cad500 powered 73 Apollo, 94 Mark VIII
Re: CTS-V versus 300C SRT-8
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.
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.