: Cadillac CTS-V vs Ferrari California Drag Race - Top Gear



coati
06-10-13, 03:54 AM
See it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sUjOiCj-bQ

spearfish25
06-10-13, 09:06 AM
Enjoyable but quite an old video.

Also think the Vagon jumped the start to make for a better result and episode.

jsherid1
06-10-13, 12:55 PM
Not according to Andrew Comre Picard the race driver who works on Top Gear--listen to the episode of him on The Smoking Tire podcast.

RippyPartsDept
06-10-13, 01:33 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/239682-cts-v-wagon-vs-ferrari-california.html
sept 2011

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-general/238822-now-top-gear-usa-v-coupe.html
aug 2011

decent discussions (while kind of short) on both those threads

spearfish25
06-11-13, 10:22 AM
Not according to Andrew Comre Picard the race driver who works on Top Gear--listen to the episode of him on The Smoking Tire podcast.

Do you have a link? Would love to listen.

RaVeNous
06-11-13, 01:25 PM
The fact that a $65,000 American Sports Sedan can even hang with a late model Italian supercar is amazing in and of itself.

JFJr
06-11-13, 04:08 PM
Love that Cadillac commercial with the V coupe in front of the Ferrari on the race track, talking about licensing the shock technology to Ferrari. Very effective.

I would love to see one with a Prius and a V side by side from the rear comparing the exhaust notes or lack thereof, and showing the Prius driver wearing a beret and smoking a pipe.

Jud :lildevil:

Jinx
06-11-13, 04:23 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/community-lounge-introductions-general-discussion/239682-cts-v-wagon-vs-ferrari-california.html
sept 2011

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-general/238822-now-top-gear-usa-v-coupe.html
aug 2011

decent discussions (while kind of short) on both those threads

I have read the two previous threads and they pretty much cover it.

jsherid1
06-14-13, 10:40 AM
In case this link does not work--look for the Smoking Tire episode called "Not Top Gear" I think the quote is towards the end where they are talking about authenticity in journalism.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-top-gear/id496797178?i=134780978&mt=2

spearfish25
06-14-13, 11:30 AM
In case this link does not work--look for the Smoking Tire episode called "Not Top Gear" I think the quote is towards the end where they are talking about authenticity in journalism.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-top-gear/id496797178?i=134780978&mt=2

Cool. Thanks. Found it at 1:15:05.

Jinx
06-14-13, 12:37 PM
First mention of the CTS-V Wagon (at El Mirage) at 1:14:25.
And over by 1:16:10.
Including mention of the classic GMC Syclone vs Ferrari drag race from Car & Driver.

sublime1996525
06-15-13, 03:55 AM
That's pretty cool to know that it's authentic.

MacBuster
06-15-13, 06:12 PM
That California is an abomination. Worst rear-end on a car I think I have ever seen.

JFJr
06-15-13, 06:30 PM
That California is an abomination. Worst rear-end on a car I think I have ever seen.

Yeah, I've dated women with better rear ends than that. But it's another story ...

Jud :lildevil: