: YAY! WE MADE THE Forbes top 10 list!



Ishminder
12-10-05, 01:26 PM
http://site.aol.com/autos/article/14.adp

If you look in the slideshow we made the top 10 in highest speed. The new ZO6 beat us in top end speed...dissapointing...but we can have 5 people in the car(makes up well for the difference.)

GT04CTS-V
12-10-05, 03:29 PM
They would have had a better top speed it they'd tested a Black V. :thepan:

GT

DrivingAmericanNow
12-10-05, 03:35 PM
I spotted that article yesterday, and I couldn't believe they think the SRT-8's are faster than the V. :eek: Not from what I've seen........... :tisk:

thebigjimsho
12-10-05, 04:29 PM
I spotted that article yesterday, and I couldn't believe they think the SRT-8's are faster than the V. :eek: Not from what I've seen........... :tisk:So you've seen an SRT-8 hit its top speed? Those things have gotten close to 170 in tests. i don't think anyone here has taken a stock V over 165. I only got to 163.

DrivingAmericanNow
12-10-05, 06:23 PM
I tend to think more in terms of 0-60, than top speed. But even regarding top speed, I've read that the 163 top end on the V comes from the computer. Without that computer imposed limit, the V should go a good deal faster. I can't find the particular article, but one said the car approached 180 with the limiter "off". I know that sounds dreamy, but I'll look around for the article. If I find it, I'll post it.

DansCTSV
12-10-05, 06:37 PM
They would have had a better top speed it they'd tested a Black V. :thepan:

GT

You notice the picture they posted was of a Redline...

Enough said :thumbsup:

L.Sanchez
12-10-05, 07:15 PM
Awesome!

But that Mullen. Holy crap it made me puke.

BowenCT
12-10-05, 08:42 PM
You notice the picture they posted was of a Redline...

Enough said :thumbsup:

Is that redline, or the new infrared? Looks a little different than redline to me......

thebigjimsho
12-10-05, 09:28 PM
I tend to think more in terms of 0-60, than top speed. But even regarding top speed, I've read that the 163 top end on the V comes from the computer. Without that computer imposed limit, the V should go a good deal faster. I can't find the particular article, but one said the car approached 180 with the limiter "off". I know that sounds dreamy, but I'll look around for the article. If I find it, I'll post it.Woulda, coulda, shoulda...We go 163, the SRT-8s do close to 170. And since this article is regarding top speed ONLY, we're 10th.

GT04CTS-V
12-10-05, 09:59 PM
You notice the picture they posted was of a Redline...

Enough said :thumbsup:


Yup - shutter speed wasn't fast enough to catch a black one!:lildevil:

GT

GNSCOTT
12-11-05, 11:15 AM
I tend to think more in terms of 0-60, than top speed. But even regarding top speed, I've read that the 163 top end on the V comes from the computer. Without that computer imposed limit, the V should go a good deal faster. I can't find the particular article, but one said the car approached 180 with the limiter "off". I know that sounds dreamy, but I'll look around for the article. If I find it, I'll post it.

How many bone stock CTS-V's have made it into the 12's?


The SRT-8 is faster 0-60, 1/4 and top speed. Throw some curves in there and the V has it. That is what the V was built for. places like the ring.

Devil_concours
12-11-05, 12:27 PM
lot of the top speed is estimated not tested.

NIK
12-12-05, 09:56 AM
[quote=GNSCOTT]How many bone stock CTS-V's have made it into the 12's?


The SRT-8 is faster 0-60, 1/4 and top speed. quote]

The magazines are not showing the same results - if anyhting, they're saying it's a driver's race .....let the flames begin ....

NORRISK66
12-12-05, 10:02 AM
forbes magazine has a contest that they are giving away a CTS-V as the grand prize.

DrivingAmericanNow
12-12-05, 10:59 AM
The magazines are not showing the same results - if anyhting, they're saying it's a driver's race .....let the flames begin ....

:yeah: :highfive: Besides, the V is better looking. :want:

Although..... there is an SRT-8 in my area. The owner dumped that big ugly buck-tooth egg-crate grill, and installed a hot looking wire-mesh type "Bentley" style grill. Oooh, that thing looks nice! Really makes the car.

If we ever get a chance to line up, I'll do my best.

NIK
12-12-05, 11:18 AM
Besides, the V is better looking. :want:

AMEN!!

thebigjimsho
12-12-05, 06:59 PM
The SRT-8 is faster 0-60, 1/4 and top speed. Throw some curves in there and the V has it. That is what the V was built for. places like the ring.Yeah, and the Merritt. Bring it, Scott.:stirpot:

Devil_concours
12-12-05, 08:03 PM
[quote=GNSCOTT]How many bone stock CTS-V's have made it into the 12's?
The SRT-8 is faster 0-60, 1/4 and top speed. quote]
The magazines are not showing the same results - if anyhting, they're saying it's a driver's race .....let the flames begin ....
more and more owners are getting it into 12s stock :(