: Jalopnik write up on the new V



Cadillac Tony
08-29-08, 10:31 PM
http://jalopnik.com/5043650/2009-cadillac-cts+v-first-drive


Know how awkward most current BMW interiors are and how cheap most current Mercedes feel? The CTS-V is better. Seriously. I never thought I’d say that about a Cadillac.


. Its movements are precise, yet untroubled by cracked pavement or pot holes. Hit one at speed while cornering and it scarcely upsets the car, never once punting it sideways. That I can say this about a car that will light the rear tires up merely by flooring the throttle in fourth gear is kind of mind-boggling.


Cadillac inevitably compares it to cars like the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, but starting at “around $60,000” it’s considerably cheaper; with a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds it’s considerably faster and it’s also considerably more involving. I’d compare it to the more closely priced BMW M3 Sedan, which may have a slight edge on precision, but is also shy 142 HP and 256 lb-ft, while the CTS-V only weighs 474 pounds more. With this car and the ZR1, General Motors now makes two of the fastest, most exciting and just plain best performance cars. Ever.

:D

Jpjr
08-29-08, 11:11 PM
great write up.

i agree with just about everything he says.

(except that he is using the performance numbers touted by GM that have not yet been met by any rag to date from what i have seen.)

the interior is easily best in class in my opinion.

Kmajecki
08-30-08, 11:09 AM
Great article! Also, I can't remember the last time i saw a metal door lock, fancy....
http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2008/08/medium_2809495984_356c4f37af_o.jpg

Lord Cadillac
08-30-08, 12:25 PM
Great article! Also, I can't remember the last time i saw a metal door lock, fancy....
http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2008/08/medium_2809495984_356c4f37af_o.jpg
Great review.. As for the metal door lock, it's uncomfortable for me in the DTS. I like resting my arm in that area - and I find the stalk very annoying because it doesn't close down flush.. Hopefully it's either far back or closes flush in the CTS-V. If it bothers me, it'll bother other people. A small price to pay, however, for such a car...

Cadillac Tony
08-30-08, 12:41 PM
That's a picture of the rear door- front doors in CTSs don't have any door lock plunger at all.

Lord Cadillac
08-30-08, 04:19 PM
That's a picture of the rear door- front doors in CTSs don't have any door lock plunger at all.
Very good!! I wish they'd leave it off the front door of the DTS as well..

EricVonHa
08-31-08, 12:59 AM
Cruising down the right lane of the congested highway during rush hour, trying hard to preserve both my license and my life while dicing with trucks and crazy bitches from New Jersey,


I always like the brutal honesty of the Jalopnik write-ups. :cool2: