: Caddiedrummer's 1st Black CTS-V Pics!

12-05-08, 10:26 AM
Congratulations Caddiedrummer!

Caddiedrummer needed a host for his pics, hence my initial 1st post here.

Nothing better than a clean black car!

Here you go!











12-05-08, 10:30 AM
Thanks short throw for doing this. I am a computer moron. I would have had to wait for my kids to come home for Christmas break to get these up if not for short throw.

2 black cars--buy Meguires stock.

Who would thought a Caddy would have more HP than a Viper???

12-05-08, 01:30 PM
VIPER = OWNED! LOL Nice cars man! Neighborhood doesn't look bad either!

the cadillac kid
12-05-08, 01:48 PM
Congrats! now let me have your viper :D

12-05-08, 03:48 PM
An impressive brace of thundering horsepower! Congrats

12-05-08, 04:05 PM

12-05-08, 04:59 PM
Congrats on the very nice looking black V!!!!!!!!!!! I will have my black V early next week as I have finalized everything with my dealer.

12-05-08, 05:26 PM
race them let us know what happened!

12-05-08, 05:37 PM
race them let us know what happened!

Prediction--Viper wins but V much more comfortable

12-05-08, 06:02 PM
Lucky bastard has two V's. Nice!

12-05-08, 06:32 PM
Looks sweet. Too bad about the trailer park you live in.j/k

Interior is pretty cool. The more I see this car, especially in darker colors the more I think a dechroming job needs to be attempted. Who will be the first?
Although the shiny front parts of the front end totally go with the car.

Congrats, post more updates.

12-05-08, 07:30 PM
amazingly awesome

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12-05-08, 08:26 PM
Congratulations! I was especially glad u posted pics of the interior. Both the official Cadillac written description and the 360 degree view of the Ebony/Cashmere interior on the web site is wrong. The offical word was/is Cashemre inserts in the seats, and the 360 representation shows that also. In actuallity the door panels ALSO have the Cashemere inserts despite them being Ebony on the 360 view. I happen to liek teh inserts being on the door panles. The 360 view also shows the headliner is light grey, is yours grey or is it matching Cashemere; it looks Cashmere on my screen?

12-05-08, 09:03 PM
is that interior color combo available with the recardo's?

12-05-08, 09:34 PM
Prediction--Viper wins but V much more comfortable

The CTS-V will allow you to scare three people at once, 3 separate rides would be required in the Viper.

It's nice to have such a dilemna, which one to drive!


12-05-08, 10:40 PM
The CTS-V will allow you to scare three people at once, 3 separate rides would be required in the Viper.

It's nice to have such a dilemna, which one to drive!


Put my wife in the Honda minivan and she will scare the hell out of 8 people.

After less than 200 miles it is hard to do much of a comparison. It is easier to compare sedans (forget the Viper--the front end torque and neck jerk is ridiculous but also tiring)

XLR--V vs CTS-V--the X was a funny car. Beautiful and IMO better looking than anything the Germans made in a 2 seater--a real head turner. But the car did not really handle very well which was maddening with 440HP. It also was noisy inside and becuase of the lack of space under the hood they put what looked like a lawn mower battery in it--I went through 3 of them. Great looking but nothing you would track

M5 vs CTS--V--too early to say much. The SMG tranny on the M is sheer genius allowing clutchless stick shifting, paddles, and automatic. The problem was it tried to do too much. If you were in auto it was very clunky and you would swear something was wrong with the car. The paddles were large==so much so I would often hit the wipers by mistake --the V easier. The M was 7 speed. The M also had 2 modes you could switch on wheel--400 HP or 510. It also had neat auto seat inflaters that would support your body in turns---not a car you wanted to own out of warranty. One of the most maddening things on the M was electronic oil register instead of a simple dipstick. The I Drive could make you nutty if you did not take time to learn it. American cars do a much better job of making simpler controls. It takes me 20 minutes to adjust the heat in my kids' Hondas.

As I said yesterday, the V seems faster off the off the line than the M and after that fairly even.I suspect the M gets more attention cause more folks take notice of that M badge but who knows. Attention not always good. In that regard Va is very strict on front plate law and for the life of me I don't know where you would put it on this car.

12-05-08, 11:13 PM
Put my wife in the Honda minivan and she will scare the hell out of 8 people.


12-06-08, 08:24 PM
is that interior color combo available with the recardo's?

No it's not, yet ANOTHER significant error on Caddys 360 view on their official website. It is written on the ordering guide and other written material that it is not avaliable in Recaros. The rear seats on also show the tabs for the pull down rear seats, which is also not available on the V version

12-08-08, 07:40 AM
BTW, the exhaust note on this car continues to impress and should only get better over time. I told my friends at Corsa (I put Corsas on all my cars) they have their work cut out for them. The V is not loud but very throaty--much more so than a Viper or Vette out of the factory.

For me an exhaust change (usually the first thing I do) will be made as much on apprearance as sound. Caddy did a nice job on this aspect.