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American Muscle guns for the Nissan GTR

August 6, 2008

According to Hemmings News- the Cadillac strikes back….

Cadillac strikes back
Early indications are that the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V is capable of thumping German sedans on their home turf.
photo courtesy GM

Gasp! The fastest sports sedan to ever lap the ’ring on street tires has a wreath and crest in its grille, not a three-pointed star, four interlaced rings, or whatever that round blue and white thing on BMWs is supposed to be.

 

In testing May 8 at Germany’s legendary Nürburgring race track, the 2009 Cadillac 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 on factory-spec street tires, according to GM’s propaganda department.

 

The latest edition of the V owes its world-beating performance to a supercharged 6.2 LSA small block with 556hp and 551-lbs.ft. of torque. GM is saying that the car will smack down the 60-mph mark in 3.9 seconds and run the quarter in the 12s at 118 mph — which is a slightly high trap speed, so you can’t help but wonder if the car could dip into the 11s on sticky tires. Of course, it’s a Cadillac so this isn’t about drag racing. The CTS-V will ride on GM’s Magnetic Ride Control with electromagnetically controlled shocks giving drivers the option of a stiff or supple ride. There will be two transmissions on tap: a six-speed manual Tremec with two overdrive gears or GM’s 6L90 six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

For the complete story, photos and footage of GM’s John Heinricy flogging the V around the ’ring, check out: www.cadillac.com/09ctsv.

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First Pictures! Brand New Nissan Skyline – Dubai Motor Show 2007

November 15, 2007

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