LSA CTS-V Blisters the 'Ring

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  1. TriShield

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    Breaks 8-minute barrier - potentially the fastest documented lap time for a production sedan

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    In testing today at Germany's Nurburgring, Cadillac's upcoming new 2009 CTS-V completed 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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    It doesn't matter what you're a fan of- brute force american V8's, jap techno wizardry, complicated european super cars- now's a good time to be a car guy.

    My dream car is a '69 Camaro, but new "musclecars" make that thing look like what it is- a 40 year old, outclassed, relic.
     
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    Except that old car makes new cars look like what they are, styleless and over electrified appliances.
     
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    Damn is that ever a sexy ass car.
     
  5. Mitchj

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    GTR > that
     
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    i agree, sadly i don't think in 10 years we can say the same thing.

    Oh and the CTS-V is amazing too, i wish Holden ended up using the LSA in the HSV's, not the LS7 :o
     
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    the sad thing is, this is probably a part of the last dying gasp of high-horse, gas burning cars.

    As for the old vs. the New: New engine in an old car = win.
     
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    Badass
     
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    remember life before the internet? What did we do? Thats what we'll be saying about all these high horse cars in like 10 to 20 years? Sad sad sad.

    CTSV is making me want so bad.
     
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    the W427 is a joke. They should have just put the LS7 in the current GTS, and not changed a thing. The GTS has always been the high powered model, back when the rest of the LS1 Holden range had 300 horsepower, the GTS had 400 horsepower. That should be the case now too.

    I hate how the 427 looks.
     
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    CTS-V > Nissan GTR V-Spec.
     
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    For reference..... its competition....

    8:05 - E92 BMW M3
    8:09 - E63 BMW M6
    8:09 - '08 Audi RS6 Avant
    8:13/8:15 -E60 BMW M5
    8:19 - '04 CTS-V
    8:31 - STS-V
    8:40 - '08 CTS
     
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    fuck the e92 m3 is incredible.

    Were is the E63?
     
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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: I think you said that same line a while back, and it's so true
     
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    I did say that a '69 is my dream car.

    I'm not lying awake at night trying to figure out how to score a low mileage GT-R.
     
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    gtr 2 door sports car< ctsv 4 door family car...haha
     
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    [paradox] No replacement for displacement. 6.0L Crew.

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    the front end on the 427 is how all VE HSV's should have looked
    the wheels on the other hand are a bit meh, but i didnt like the GTS wheels either.

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  20. Im sorry, what is the LSA?
     
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    that post is full of ugh
     
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    It's GM's designation for the supercharged version of their current small block engine.

    LS1, LS2, LS7, LSA... see?
     
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    running out of numbers :noes:
     
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    LT1, LT4, LT5

    LS1, LS2, LSA

    LR1, LR2, LR4?
     
  25. ahhh, thats what I thought but wasnt sure

    but why does the LS9 exist then? Shouldnt that be the LSA, and the one in the CTS-V should be the LSB?
     

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