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We’ve got some great video footage of a modified 2010 Cadillac CTS-V running heads up against a bone stock 2012 Nissan GT-R. The CTS-V which normally comes with 556 horsepower has been modified with a modified supercharger pulley to up the boost pressure, headers, full exhaust along with some cooling and tuning upgrades. We estimate the CTS-V picked up around 80-100 HP with the modifications. It’s a close race with the stock 2012 530HP GT-R edging out the CTS-V by just a bit with the CTS-V running 11.38 @ 122.71 MPH vs the GT-R running 11.19 @ 124.26 MPH.
We have some great video of a 2005 Ford GT vs a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 running heads up at Palm Beach International Raceway. The Ford GT is rated at 550HP from the factory and was modified by Heffner Performance with a pulley and tune which adds about 100HP, the Corvette ZR1 in this race is bone stock and rated a 638HP from the factory. It’s a pretty close race with the GT having a slight pull on the ZR1. The Ford GT ran 11.38 @ 131.66 MPH and the Corvette ZR1 ran 11.70 @ 124.88 MPH.
Take a look at all the action from 3 different camera angles.
Take a look at this video of a stock 2012 Nissan GT-R run head to head against a 2005 Ford GT modified with a pulley change and tune. The 2012 Nissan GT-R was using it’s updated control system allowing for 0-60 MPH in just 2.9 seconds. The Ford GT has no such systems available and was able to keep the bleeding to a minimum on the launch using it’s big fat tires, a lot of power and a bit of finesse.
Here is a video of a Lamborghini Gallardo Heffner Twin Turbo Bolt-on Kit vs Nissan GT-R Greddy Turbo Kit. The Nisan GT-R at @ ~26psi with E85 fuel put down 770 AWHP while the Lamborghini Gallardo Twin Turbo @ 8psi with MS109 gas put down 808 RWHP. The race is close with the GT-R pulling ahead each time the Gallardo has to shift.
A few privileged Viper Club of America members were able to catch a glimpse of what the upcoming Generation V Viper might look like at the 11th Annual Viper Club of America’s Owners Invitational. Security was super tight and all cameras and cell phones were checked in at the door. All we have so far is a sillouette of the new Viper under a car cover along with the new Viper Logo. Check back soon for more pictures….
UPDATE: Turns out that the car under the cover was a hoax, it was a Ferrari…
Remarks from Ivan Ho, President of the Viper Club of America’s South Florida Chapter who did see the new Viper up close:
As we would soon find out, under that cover was no Gen 5 Viper; it was a Ferrari 599. The new Viper was across the street in the sister hotel. They broke down the group in 4 groups; no camera or phones allowed inside the display. You had to check in your camera and phone and then get swept by the police with an electronic wand. Yes they were serious. Ok, so here’s my opinion on the Gen 5 Viper. As I looked at it slowly turning on the turntable, you could see from the front end that it was much more sophisticated then before. Brake ducts were apparent in the front grill. Use of LEDs for lights PLUS the round fog lamp that we have been accustomed to seeing, was changed to all LEDs because of Sergio wanting an updated look. The hood swept down deeper like the Shelby Series 1, but towards the front, there was an aggressive hood scoop. Moving towards the back, there were 2 vents, one on each side that was located right behind the door. The rear of this car was all GTS, with use of rear valance, plus use of LEDs as well for the rear lights. The rear panel looked almost like an Astin Martin too, combined with a similar shape of the Maserati Gran Turismo. Why has Dodge kept this car from the public? My feeling is that they may wish to tweak it a little more or they may want to release it during the Detroit Auto Show. There was a focus group the next day to address our opinion so I’m positive that many people did attend. This car is definitely beautiful, but maybe a little too kind. Looking at the new Gen 5 logo, it doesn’t match the look yet. I know some of us wanted a meaner more aggressive look, and I think they are close.
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Inside line put a brand new 2011 Ford Mustang GT with the DOHC 5.0-liter V8 on a DynoJet 248 dyno. The new Mustang put down some impressive numbers making 395 horsepower and 365 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels. Using a 13% driveline loss, this puts the new Mustang GT at just over 450 horsepower, well above the 414 horsepower published by Ford. A recent 1/4 mile drag racing of the new 2011 Mustang shows it dipping into the 12′s with a 12.801 @ 110.8 MPH.
We’re looking forward to seeing some more results from actual owners, so check back soon as we’ll be posting them up as they come in. Take a look at the dyno graph, pictures and video using the links below:
The current generation Cadillac CTS-V with it’s Corvette ZR1 derived LSA motor pumping out 556HP was highly anticipated to be the baddest/fastest/quickest current 4 door sedan available. While it’s certainly powerful, the track numbers have always been kind of disappointing in stock form running low to mid 12′s in the 1/4 mile, something the Mercedes AMG sedans have been doing for years.
Of course knowing what it’s motor is capable of, pumping out 638HP in the ZR1, and even more when modified, the CTS-V was set for a nice rush of aftermarket performance support. The Vette Doctors took a 2009 CTS-V and installed a custom heads/cam package, custom tune, different pulley to up the boost along with a 100 shot of nitrous to make over 800 horsepower to the wheels. Outfitted with a set of drag radials this Caddy pulled off a 10.32 @ 136.7 MPH with a 1.64 60′ time. Hopefully their still working on the car and pushing to get in the 9′s, something we have yet to see from the AMG and M cars! Check out the pictures and video below: