: WOOT WOOT: Autoblog first ride w/lotsa pics and video



razl
06-11-08, 01:09 PM
Videos and pics a'plenty - I can't quote it yet 'cause I'm still reading it:

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/06/11/autoblog-exclusive-burning-rubber-in-the-2009-cadillac-cts-v-w/

Eldo1953
06-11-08, 01:35 PM
:worship:

urbanski
06-11-08, 01:44 PM
wewt

RightTurn
06-11-08, 01:45 PM
common urby. urby...common. u know u want one. :D

the cadillac kid
06-11-08, 02:20 PM
"weighed more than the production model would"

urbanski
06-11-08, 02:31 PM
common urby. urby...common. u know u want one. :D

nyet, and my will is stronger than :lawfive:

razl
06-11-08, 02:59 PM
Check out the sticker on the back of the silver one that the article says was the actual car that did 7:59 at Nurburgring driven by Heinric:

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/06/cts-v-preview-1280-20.jpg

Looks like it's a loop of the Nordschleife with 7:59 inside. Nice! :lildevil:

Cheers, Jeff

atdeneve
06-11-08, 03:57 PM
http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/il/features/general/09.cadillac.ctsv/09.cadillac.ctsv.bdg.500.jpg

lawfive
06-11-08, 05:12 PM
nyet, and my will is stronger than :lawfive:
Your will is stronger than flaming sperm?

urbanski
06-11-08, 06:01 PM
why yes it is, and that's saying alot

the cadillac kid
06-11-08, 06:45 PM
:drool:

new v > flaming sperm man

HiTechRV
06-11-08, 10:01 PM
Did you see that crazy HP curve in picture 51??? And the torque curve is as flat as iowa even at low RPM's. Looks like it is making 375 lbft at 1000 RPM!

There is a LOT of area under those curves. Stealth plug those numbers into your calculator and see if you don't get a LOT closer.

CVP33
06-11-08, 10:14 PM
I love the second video as the engineer describes exactly what is wrong with the V1. To paraphrase, "when the half shafts are the same diameter they create an oscillatory force as the torque is loading and unloading in each half shaft, transferring through the limited slip differential, translating into an up and down motion, also known as axle hop or tramp." I'm speechless.

lawfive
06-11-08, 10:31 PM
Chris, it's the same with every similar car that has wheel hop. Kudos to GM for the solution.

Jpjr
06-11-08, 11:51 PM
I think $65k is a conservative estimate. This car has 150 more hp than an M3 and is a lot bigger.

v84life
06-12-08, 12:00 AM
I think $65k is a conservative estimate. This car has 150 more hp than an M3 and is a lot bigger.

SShhhhhhh

the cadillac kid
06-12-08, 12:58 AM
I think $65k is a conservative estimate. This car has 150 more hp than an M3 and is a lot bigger.

:yup:

csp3000
06-12-08, 09:28 AM
I was told basicly 70K loaded before I gave my deposit for my 09 CTS V

Kadonny
06-12-08, 09:28 AM
I just keep staring at the 3.9.

ctsvett
06-17-08, 03:11 AM
Autoblog's review? nonsense... A bunch of journalists who dont know deal with caddy's on a daily basis.... BOOOORRRIIINNGGG

Wait a day or two for MY review and ride report (with in car video to boot)... Stay tuned...

This f'in car is BAD freakin ass...

I've got a feeling that CVP is comin back to this side!

Reed

dqw1
06-17-08, 08:47 AM
Reed finally shows up again. 'Bout time.

CIWS
06-17-08, 09:43 AM
Autoblog's review? nonsense... A bunch of journalists who dont know deal with caddy's on a daily basis.... BOOOORRRIIINNGGG

Wait a day or two for MY review and ride report (with in car video to boot)... Stay tuned...

This f'in car is BAD freakin ass...

Reed

Great news Reed, can't wait :thumbsup:

RightTurn
06-17-08, 11:52 AM
Reed finally shows up again. 'Bout time.
:yeah:

Great news Reed, can't wait :thumbsup:
:yeah:

CVP33
06-17-08, 06:39 PM
I've got a feeling that CVP is comin back to this side!

Reed

Let me think about it.

CVP33
06-17-08, 06:39 PM
Ok, all done thinking. I'm in. :sneaky:

RightTurn
06-17-08, 09:26 PM
A hard sell. :lol:

CIWS
06-17-08, 09:42 PM
A hard sell. :lol:

As long as it was hard..

the cadillac kid
06-17-08, 10:17 PM
:rimshot:

wildwhl
06-19-08, 04:54 PM
Autoblog's review? nonsense... A bunch of journalists who dont know deal with caddy's on a daily basis.... BOOOORRRIIINNGGG

Wait a day or two for MY review and ride report (with in car video to boot)... Stay tuned...

This f'in car is BAD freakin ass...

I've got a feeling that CVP is comin back to this side!

Reed

He may not be alone :hide:

WW

lawfive
06-19-08, 09:33 PM
BILL!

wildwhl
06-20-08, 02:04 AM
.....still lurking....after all....these....rears.....(couldn't resist).

WW

the cadillac kid
06-21-08, 11:57 PM
.....still lurking....after all....these....rears.....(couldn't resist).

WW

:histeric: :histeric: :histeric: