: What goods a toy if you dont use it?



Stevo Supremo
06-19-13, 03:46 PM
So I went to the Cadillac driving academy thing yesterday, it was held at Canadian Tire international Raceway (formerly known as Mosport) a 2.5mile long int.racetrack, what a blast, 8-5pm, lots of driving activities like Autocross, Accelerate/stops, Skid pad and drivers avoidance, slalom, lunch, breakfast, driving instructions, and of course, lapping on the racetrack (4 times lapping, 6 laps each time)

I gotta say this thing feels right at home on the race track, its just so fluid, I never once felt like I Was gonna lose control, whats funny is that I was whoopin on 3.6 CTS's all day long, they pulled ever so slightly on my on the straights but come the corners I was taking them all no problem and where the V's lost me on the straights I was right on there heels in the corners! gotta say this car really did handle the track like a champ.

I dont care how many times you topped it out in the sticks on a deserted road or how often you drove through mountain roads, this is something thats not comparable to any of those. If you've never tracked your ATS I highly recommend doing it, its an amazing experience, and you'll know what your car is truly capable of.

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pever
06-19-13, 04:47 PM
Thanks for sharing!

Dave3283
06-19-13, 09:40 PM
Very cool. Get any tire squeal around the turns?

Rifle and rucksack
06-19-13, 09:44 PM
Great pics, looks fun!

Stevo Supremo
06-19-13, 11:48 PM
Thanks guys :) it was a !#$@%ing RIOT!! gotta do it again for sure.

Tire squeal? oh ya I had the back wheels screamin around some corners, there was a long bend that I was just about sideways smoking the back end! I really do love rear wheel drive.

No one else in my group had a manual though! I really felt like the outsider, everyone else was auto and AWD. Needless to say I was also the only one getting it sideways and making smoke and racket while launching at the autocross lol.

EnvoyBu
06-23-13, 10:42 PM
Is this invite only? I want to go to a track in my ATS, but I don't really know any around me.

Stevo Supremo
06-24-13, 06:58 AM
My dealer told me about it and I had to go online and sign up. Where abouts do you live? I've tracked my cobalt SS a few times, I always went to Cayuga and shannonville race tracks. This was my first time at Mosport and got the number to book it.

EnvoyBu
06-24-13, 02:57 PM
I live in Metro Detroit, Bloomfield Hills to be exact.

jynxsee
06-24-13, 09:35 PM
EnvoyBu, We are practically neighbors. I live in BH as well.

That looks like a blast. If there are any in this area I'd love to sign up...

EnvoyBu
06-24-13, 11:55 PM
EnvoyBu, We are practically neighbors. I live in BH as well.

That looks like a blast. If there are any in this area I'd love to sign up...

What model ATS do you own? Color?

I'll keep my eye out for ya! :)

jynxsee
06-25-13, 10:23 PM
2.0T AWD. Silver Coast Metallic w/Caramel. I'm probably going to tint it at some point over the summer.

What's your color combo?

EnvoyBu
06-26-13, 02:02 AM
2.0T AWD. Silver Coast Metallic w/Caramel. I'm probably going to tint it at some point over the summer.

What's your color combo?

Black Diamond Tricoat on Black interior.

I may or may not tint mine. I'm not sure if you can tint a lease or not.

What trim level is yours? Mine is a Premium.

Lorne
06-26-13, 07:58 PM
Steve,

Sounds like a great day! I would appreciate if anyone who hears about these kinds of events lets us know in the general discussion forum, so that we can sign on too. Thanks for the pictures!

EnvoyBu
06-26-13, 09:28 PM
Yes, please, anyone who hears about events like these please don't hesitate to post about it!!! :)

cadaddio
07-20-13, 06:00 PM
Sounds like a lot of FUN and just what I'm lookin for!!! Anyone know of a similar program in SoCal? If so, Speak up!!

Stevo Supremo
07-20-13, 11:16 PM
I know at the time they had something like this going on in Texas.. my dealer actually told me about this event lol. But yeah... and its crazy how much more... "Athletic" the ATS is than the CTS, it out handled and outgunned all the CTS's there, these cars are seriously capable of a lot.

EnvoyBu
07-21-13, 04:29 AM
I'm going to the track on the 25th of August, and I can't wait! :D

Stevo Supremo
07-21-13, 09:48 AM
I'm going to the track on the 25th of August, and I can't wait! :D

Oh just wait and see what these cars are really capable of! you'll be smiling ear to ear all day

EnvoyBu
07-22-13, 02:08 AM
Oh just wait and see what these cars are really capable of! you'll be smiling ear to ear all day

Quit teasing me! :)

I can't wait! :bouncy:

That said, I started a thread here about it.