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Old 05-09-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Cadillac CTS-V eats up nordschleife in under 8 minutes!

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2009 CTS-VBlisters Nurburgring
Breaks 8-minute barrier - potentially the fastest documented lap time for a production sedan

In testing today at Germany's Nurburgring, Cadillac's upcoming new 2009 CTS-Vcompleted a lap of the legendary Nordschleife in 7:59.32. This blistering time appears to be the fastest ever publicly documented for a production sedan.

Cadillac is nearing the completion of testing for the highly anticipated CTS-V, the limited-edition high-performance model based on the award-winning CTS sport sedan. John Heinricy, GM Performance Division executive and an acclaimed racing driver, piloted the CTS-V through its sub-8 minute lap. The car itself had no performance modifications outside of those planned for consumer production, which is scheduled to begin this fall.

Estimated at 550-hp, the CTS-V is at the moment going through the final stages of intensive testing and development. One of the realistic objectives of the Cadillac team is to make the CTS-V the world's fastest production sedan, as a part of the overall goal to make the V-Series Cadillac's ultimate expression of performance and technology. More updates will be released in the coming weeks as testing is finalized, including the car's certified SAE power ratings, acceleration specifications and U.S.-market pricing.

Video documentation of the car's breakthrough Nordschleife performance will be posted online in the coming days at http://cadillac.gmblogs.com
The eight-minute mark has long been recognized as a major Nurburgring milestone, reserved for race cars and the fastest exotic sports cars. While there's no single official repository for Nurburgring data from private test sessions, numerous reputable websites and publications report lap times from race teams, automakers and independent sources.

The new 2009 CTS-V includes a suite of advanced performance technologies, including a new version of Cadillac's acclaimed Magnetic Ride Control suspension and the LSA 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine. For the first time, CTS-V will include the choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions, with the new automatic sporting steering wheel-mounted shift buttons.


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Old 05-09-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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I cannot wait to see what the top end Camaro does on the Nordschleife or Nurbrugring!! GM is serious about track/handling performance of their newest performance cars boy and girls!!
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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LSA LSA LSA LSA LSA
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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HOLY CRAP!!! That friggen RULES!!!! I LOVE IT!!
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:07 PM   #5
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Oddly enough, that performance doesn't excite me even as much as the looks. In my opinion, one of the sexiest cars out there. That kind of performance is just icing on the cake. If I were a rich man...
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Umm...., how does the cts-v compared to that Maserati Quattroporte sedan
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:07 PM   #7
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nice caddy
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That

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SICK.

Let's pray that LSA finds its way into a future Camaro or G8 engine bay.
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It's a totally different car but this backs the ZR1 in the debate of if it can beat the GT-R. Just look what GM can do with a sedan less than $70K (Guessing). Now think of what they can do with a vette and around $100K (Guessing again).
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Umm...., how does the cts-v compared to that Maserati Quattroporte sedan
That would be an interesting battle. Oh, don't forget to include the M5
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I love that CTS-V. Cadillac has been really impressive with that V platform.
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awesome... i may have to go the CTSV route instead of the camaro in a couple of years. that's just phenominal
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Here's the kicker: They're building the coupe version with 550hp too.

They say around $60,000 for the CTS-V sedan, coupe should be similarly priced. I think it's excellent. First time I liked the modern Cadillac styling, they added enough curves to the straight lines.

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Old 05-10-2008, 10:24 AM   #14
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thats very good for that car. the CTS isn't supposed to be a performance sedan, unless I've been misled.

does anyone else notice the 250 hp gap? ~250 hp V6, ~300 hp V6, ~550 hp sc V8? somethings missing in there.
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