I ran low 14s in a 4 cylinder(stock supercharger) and heat soaked my way down to 15s by the end of the night. I haven't tracked the CTS car yet, but I was told to look for low-mid 15s. If he's boosted you're probably toast, or he could just be another guy with a Canadian Tire fart cannon that thinks it's good for +200 whp(bringing him to 230 or so) and heard "power-to-weight ratio" in a movie once.
Fast, reliable, cheap. Choose two, I'd assume he's fast and cheap as most of them are. I made the same mistake a few times.
14.5 in a V? Sorry Jim, but I've run 14.9s in a small 3.2. I'm sure the V does much better, especially on a roll. V should be running 13s at least. New Vs run 12s automatic. I think SvB has run 14.6s in the 3.6
I was taking it very easy. I was 6 hours from home on almost bald rear tires.
my personal best was 13.5. that was bone stock, on all season tires. If you could launch a V1 (which you CANNOT) it would be a high 12 sec car stock. you just can't get the car off the line. A V2 has 150 hp more. And it can dig in.
V1 was not a drag racer. But on an autocross or road course, it can embarrass cars that are lighter, more powerful, and far more expensive, or all three.