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Why didnt the CTSV make the list?

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Am I mistaken or shouldnt the CTSV made this list? Our cars numbers are right there with some of these cars and I would say bumps the Lexus off the list. Why no respect. Also most normal people cant afford these cars, the CTSV is an affordable super car which should give it even more of an edge on the list.
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That list is about fastest Laguna Seca lap times, 0-60 and 1/4 mile has nothing to do with it. Furthermore, every car on that list is faster than the CTS-V in a straight line anyway. The V handles amazingly well for how heavy it is, and it's definitely at the top of its class, but it's not even close to being in the same league as any of the cars on that list.
0-60 times and 1/4 mile times have nothing to do with how fast a car can go around corners. Laguna Seca is a road course, with turns. It's not a drag strip. Furthermore, a 0-60 time is a function of traction more than horsepower, and the 1/4 mile ET is dependent on traction as well. In the real world it basically means diddly squat. Trap speeds are more relevant in terms of understanding how fast a given car actually is, but that still has nothing to do with lap times at Laguna Seca. It's a road course, it's about handling, suspension and lateral grip, not to mention brakes. Power is a factor, but it's obviously not the only factor seeing as how the Z06 was faster than every other car on that list despite having less power than all of them.

You see what I'm saying? That's why 1/4 mile and 0-60 times are completely irrelevant. Based on other times I've seen, the CTS-V is 7-8 seconds a lap slower than the slowest car on that list, and that's probably being generous. But there's nothing wrong with that, the CTS-V isn't a hardcore race car. It's just not the same type of car as the others on that list, and that's why it's not on the list.
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