: LS7 for the CTS-V in 2008?



RobertCTS
12-15-05, 07:44 AM
I'm from the CTS Forum. Didn't know if you guys were aware of this tidbit of news. The LS7 would really kick some a$$!!

Good news for the V Guys!! Maybe a new platform for the CTS redesign.

Cadillac-CTS/CTS-V- CTS-V will move to the 6.0L V8 by 2006 as production of the 5.7L LS6 ceases. The CTS is scheduled for a redesign in 2007. It is possible Sigma might be dumped at this point for a luxury version of the Zeta platform. It is rumored that the CTS-V will get the 6.4L LS7 powertrain in 2008.

Florian
12-15-05, 09:06 AM
old news, not likely.

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thefly
12-15-05, 09:07 AM
given the price difference it would take to put an LS7 in a car, motor alone is $14K vs. $6-7K for LS2, i don't think it is going to happen. i think a 6.2L LS3 is more likely, we all know how well the current drivetrain handles 400hp, 500+ would be disasterous, and also realize EPA guideline are only getting tougher...

they are having enough trouble selling the V at 50K, 60K would open them up to a lot more competition, M3 4 door, RS4 etc. and not that i would ever buy one, but perception is everything.

RobertCTS
12-15-05, 09:30 AM
given the price difference it would take to put an LS7 in a car, motor alone is $14K vs. $6-7K for LS2, i don't think it is going to happen. i think a 6.2L LS3 is more likely, we all know how well the current drivetrain handles 400hp, 500+ would be disasterous, and also realize EPA guideline are only getting tougher...

they are having enough trouble selling the V at 50K, 60K would open them up to a lot more competition, M3 4 door, RS4 etc. and not that i would ever buy one, but perception is everything.

SURE WOULD BE COOL TO SEE THE LS7 IN THE GT CHALLENGE!!:bouncy:

http://usera.imagecave.com/BobsWork/ctsvr14.jpg

Dennisscars
12-15-05, 10:30 AM
SURE WOULD BE COOL TO SEE THE LS7 IN THE GT CHALLENGE!!:bouncy:

http://usera.imagecave.com/BobsWork/ctsvr14.jpg

What would be cool, would be to see one of these under MY Christmas tree! (sorry, holiday deforested douglas fir in my living room)

GNSCOTT
12-15-05, 11:22 AM
Wow, has it been a week already since we have had an LS7/CTS-V post?:bonkers:

The 2008 (was supposed to be 2007) will be redesigned and hopeully with the LS7 in the back of the designers minds. They may do the 6.2 in the regular V and do the LS7 or a newer version of it in a super V. From what I am hearing is that the LS7 may not last long before it gets improved with a new name.

lawfive
12-15-05, 11:41 AM
SURE WOULD BE COOL TO SEE THE LS7 IN THE GT CHALLENGE!!:bouncy:



LOL... imagine the ballast and restrictor plates after the first race...

RobertCTS
12-15-05, 12:08 PM
LOL... imagine the ballast and restrictor plates after the first race...

Ever wonder why they call those penalties "Rewards"?!