Speculation - 2009 Cadillac CTS-V

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  1. TriShield

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    Over 500hp likely, and a more distinct look from the regular CTS.

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    BY ALISA PRIDDLE, PHOTOGRAPHY BY KGP PHOTOGRAPHY
    April 2007

    General Motors is laying down the gauntlet. The next-gen Cadillac CTS-V won't be here until the fall of 2008, but, with an anticipated 500 horsepower, it has the BMW M5 squarely in its sights.

    The next-gen CTS-V “will be at a power level only described as unexpectedly high,” GM vice chairman Bob Lutz tells CARandDRIVER. Sources say we should be prepared for a 25-percent increase on the current car—which means 500 horsepower.

    And that has us dreaming of the 505-hp, 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 that currently powers the Corvette, although GM types say there are a few possibilities vying to cram themselves into the CTS-V.

    Meanwhile, having recently driven prototypes of the new CTS-V, Lutz pronounced it “flat-out incredible. I’ve never driven anything like that.”

    And already he’s talking smack, warning a certain Teutonic competitor that unless the next M5 is substantially better, the CTS-V “will suck the doors off” the competition.

    The new V is due in the fall of 2008 as a 2009 model. In the interim, enthusiasts must continue to embrace the 2007 CTS-V powered by the 400-hp 6.0-liter Corvette LS2 V-8 engine. With an-all new CTS sedan bowing this year, the ’07 CTS-V, which will stop production in May, will have to bridge the gap until the V makes its triumphant return as an ’09.

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    I want factory paint like that. People would throw up looking at the car
     
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    :rofl: at paint..
     
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    Hopefully it won't be plagued by wheel hop and rear end issues
     
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    is this based on the Commodore platform as well?
     
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    No. It's completely US-engineered on it's own dedicated platform (Sigma). It's also smaller than the VE Commodore.
     
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    Slappy3243 Ello?

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    This car will kick ass.
     
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    ill take one, wheel hop or not
     
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    i wont be able to afford that one :wtc:
     
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    Still ugly as hell
     
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    Read more... SPQR

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    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    Bob Lutz can talk smack when his cars sell 1/2 of what M Sport does each year.

    Until then, blow me old man.
     
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    i got a headache looking at it.
     
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    Not feelin it...:sad2:
     
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    my friends mom drives a cts-v.. thing is a fucking missle

    we smoked a blunt in it :mamoru:
     
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    big whup. you can't even see shit :ugh2:
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    educate me. what's the advantage of a V8 with a huge amount of displacement over a V10 or V12 with less displacement?
     
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    GM has been "just about" to start building better cars for 15 years...
     
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    Better powerband and more power at lower rpms
     
  24. m3 bavaria

    m3 bavaria Come again?

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    Exactly.

    It's always HUGE talk, and little substance.
     
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    Torque and lots of it

    More power down low
     

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