: Cadillac CTS-V Brute Force by Geiger Cars



Jon
12-07-09, 08:19 PM
Not sure if this is new or not

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Brute force: 619 HP from the Cadillac CTS-V!

The performance saloon segment has for years been the exclusive domain of German manufacturers, for vehicles like the Audi RS6, the BMW M5 or the new Mercedes E63 AMG set the bar so high that most others don’t even try to compete. So it’s all the more surprising that the American Cadillac of all brands has suddenly hit back with the CTS-V, a lighting ride which has left a good many journalists pale-faced and shaken after test drives. 564 series HP and a massive maximum torque of 747 Nm are a clear challenge to Munich, Ingolstadt and Stuttgart. What is more, Cadillac is now marketing the CTS-V in Europe for 74,400.00 euros – which needless to say leaves its German competitors trailing on the price-performance front.

Tradition, as everyone knows, is an obligation to deliver. That is why GeigerCars.de is offering special performance tuning for the Cadillac CTS-V, timed to coincide with the American performance saloon’s European launch. The four-door Cadillac with the tapered bonnet is powered by a classic eight-cylinder engine with a capacity of 6.2 litres, taken from the latest Corvette ZR1. The large intercooler and the compressor below are hidden under the massive power dome hood. Thanks to an increase in air charge pressure, the engineers at GeigerCars.de have now conjured an impressive 619 HP from the CTS-V at 5900 rpm, which means a top speed of over 330km/h thanks to a shortened fifth and sixth gear. Not only that, but they’ve raised the maximum torque to a brutal 850 Newton metres – a level few sports cars can match.

One thing is for sure: the Geiger Cadillac CTS-V shoots into action in all situations and keeps a joyful grin on its driver’s face in every one of its manual gears. Not only that, but its optimised chassis means the CTS-V offers the perfect balance between long-distance comfort and an uncompromising hunger for curves and speed.

In the face of such American sports perfection, we can only say “hats off”!”

Technical data, Geiger Cadillac CTS-V

Engine: 6.2 litres V8 with compressor, increased charge pressure
Power: 619 HP at 5900 rpm
Max. torque: 850 Nm at 4000 rpm
Bore x stroke: 103.2 x 92.0mm
Drive: rear-wheel drive
Gears: 6-gear transmission; 5th and 6th gear shortened
Brakes: ventilated disc brakes at front and rear
Top speed: 330km/h
Price: 84,900.00 euros

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Vrocks
12-08-09, 10:31 AM
It looks cool but who pays 10,000 euros for a pulley, tune and two gears? It also looks like they have something blocking the lower grill.

DrewDog
12-08-09, 11:02 AM
sux that they have to pay over 100k USD for the V2 over there.

clubracer6
12-08-09, 12:22 PM
The stock wheels look good in black!

Ziggerman
12-08-09, 05:24 PM
74,400 Euros base price for a V2 = $109,000 :bonkers:. I guess a loaded V2 would be $120k or so. By comparison, those who bought a loaded 09 V2 recently in the US paid the equivalent of around around 40,000 Euros or roughly 50% of what GM demands from those poor Europeans :hmm:

Jon
12-08-09, 08:32 PM
It's not what GM demands... A lot of times it's because of the the domestic government in Europe and Asia imposes huge tarrifs on imported vehicles.

V-Eight
12-08-09, 10:47 PM
Asia imposes huge tarrifs on imported vehicles.

We should do the same thing to their cars...

zevee
12-08-09, 11:04 PM
564 hp, what about my 556hp in US?

Jon
12-08-09, 11:04 PM
We should do the same thing to their cars...
We should. However, a lot of "imports" are actually built in North America now so those would be tariff free. Cadillac actually has a plant in China to build the CTS, but the costs are still higher to build there.

Ziggerman
12-09-09, 02:29 PM
564 hp, what about my 556hp in US?

1 HP (Germany, PS)=0.98632 HP (SAE, US)

commander112
12-09-09, 02:56 PM
Don't forget our tanking dollar in the makeup of that $109,000 cost. The tanking is do, of course, to our irresponsible spending (both personal and governmental) and our reliance on imported goods and oil.
My solution would be to add tarrifs on the imported cars here and force more of the imports to build in the states and to stop the government spending. Simple solutions but tough problems to solve once all the special interests get their hands in the mix.