You really think the CTS-V is as capable around a road course as a lighter car with a high revving NA V8 and a dual clutch trans? Really? Come on now. Relax.
The M3 time on there is ahead of 4 CTS-V's on that list lol.
the M3 is very impressive sticky...i see the S65 EVERYDAY I walk into ACM......i know how powerful they are...i drove a dct 650 kit myself....its FAST....i do not deny it....never did...but i dont think you realize how well that 4300+lb V can handle itself on the strip AND on the road course....the strip times, the ring times and course times are both faster than the M3
The M3 has hit 7:4X on the ring and the previous generation did a 7:50. Both faster than the CTS-V and the tighter the course the more trouble the CTS-V will have since it is only making up time on the ring by virtue of its power.
Please don't continue with this my CTS-V can handle like an M3 nonsense.
Once again, the CTS-V is not as capable of a road course vehicle as the M3 unless you think the laws of physics somehow don't apply to your car.
Thread fail, you guys need a new hobby.
good enough....all that did was add weightQuote:
Although this particular prototype is supposed to be completely unmodified to lay claim to the fastest lap time in a production sedan, the engineers were forced to make a couple of minor modifications for safety reasons. A harness bar for a 6-way racing safety belt system and there was also a fire supression unit on board which are only going to add weight to the car and did nothing to enhance performance.
As I said in the first paragraph, the Cadillac CTS-V went out on the Nürburgring and did a 7:59; quite a good time for a car weighing more than 4000 lbs and being a sedan. Now, Caddy lovers enjoy touting this as the end-all-be-all of ‘Ring lap times. Why? Because it’s faster than the E60 BMW M5 at 8:13 and the E92 M3 at 8:05. Here’s where they’re wrong to cry “win”. John Heinricy, a professional racing driver, as well as the father of the Cadillac V cars, went out and set that lap in a non-showroom stock car with a roll cage and the supercharger tuned specifically for the higher elevation of the Nürburgring, and the suspension was tuned especially for the hard corners.
And the biggest issue here is that the cars weren't driven by the same driver. Maybe the V could do a better job if Horst von Saurma was behind the wheel, maybe not. But the point is as they are different drivers, comparing these two lap times isn't a good way to compare two cars. :)
Ok so i cant use the ring times...no biggie....still wanna dispute laguna seca and VIR?
All im saying is that the V is not bad on a road course....and not getting "whooped" like sticky says