: CTS V Plus

07-21-04, 08:47 PM
Look at the picture on Road & Track for August, page 53...that's the BEST looking Caddy EVER!!!

07-21-04, 10:21 PM
Not a big fan of the JC Whitney hood scoop. The rear view of the Super-V with those big tires I like. :)

07-22-04, 03:15 AM
i like it a lot except for the hood scoop. It just doesn't fit there.

07-22-04, 06:08 PM
Someone posted that the bulge in the hood had to go there for clearance reasons. Don't know what it could be since the new motor is basically the same block. :hmm:

07-22-04, 07:03 PM
The bulge is to clear the supercharger on top of the motor. I have heard that they will actually use a hood similar to the one for the XLR-V (supercharged Northstar) which has a raised area down the whole length of the hood...kinda like the raised hoods for the C5. There is a pic of the XLR-V in one of the recent car mags...drawing a blank right now, will check when I get downstairs. Basically if you took that bulge in the pic above and stretched it to the windshield and to the leading edge of the hood, you would get the idea.

07-22-04, 11:23 PM
I wouldn't mind the XLR-V hood, but the test hood looks out of place...
Also the fender flares are too bulbous to fit in with the Art&Science design. I suspect they will flatten those out somehow before production. I also hope that they will be retooled fenders and not body-cladding. Remember GM, this is a Cadillac, not a Pontiac (and on that note, they could lose the spoiler too). :p

Other than those few things that I'm sure they will iron out before release, I like it. :D
What do you think the sticker will read? $65-70k?

07-24-04, 12:19 PM
The source (the group that built it for GM) I spoke to about the super V say the super V will appear late next year for close to $90k. Given this person credentials, I believe him.

07-28-04, 09:54 AM
Here is a link to a pic of the XLR-V's hood. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12960
This is what I have been told the CTS-V+ hood would look like.

07-28-04, 03:59 PM
I think the super V has a carbon fiber body and alot of track only features that pushes the price tag way up.