2012 Auto Show Test Drive - CTS-V Sedan
30th Annual Atlanta International Auto Show
Test Drive - Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
- The auto show guy was in a dull mood from the day before scare of an idiot's wreckless driving of the CTS down the roads of Atlanta and police had to arrest the driver.
MPRA Heat Race Sept 20 2011
Heat race from the Sept. 20th MPRA Group 2 Heat Race. Randy Gibb in the Mad Dog Cycles/Innovative Garage Acura RSX.
Corvette races Porsche at Miller Motorsports Park
SMS C5 Corvette battles GT3RS Porsche during MPRA race #11, Miller Motorsports Park. Though not in the same race class as the Porsche, the Corvette battles to stay with the Porsche on the outer-loop at MMP. Good racing action from inside the Corvette.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hits the Track
Sebring, Fla. -- The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car hit the track for the first time on Jan. 17, driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, for tests at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.
Cadillac is reentering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT series this year, beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 25-27. Cadillac competed in the World Challenge series in 2004-2007, earning the Speed GT Manufacturer's Championship in both 2005 and 2007 with CTS-V Sedan race cars.
2010 Cadillac CTS-V Test Drive--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive 2012 Chris Moran
2010 Cadillac CTS-V Test Drive and Walk Around Review with Chris Moran. Presented by D&M Motorsports.
In an effort to take advantage of its recent return to popularity, Cadillac decided to build high-performance versions of several of its cars. Collectively called the V-Series, they are meant to be high-powered, tight-handling, all-around track-tuned performers in the vein of the European performance marques, such as BMW's M series and Mercedes-Benz's AMG lineup.
The Cadillac CTS-V was the first and easily the most successful example. The first-generation CTS-V had the wild power output to go up against the Germans, but came up lacking a little in terms of polish and engineering sophistication. The second-generation CTS-V, though, is a totally different beast. Packing a ferocious 556-horsepower supercharged V8 into the grown-up and dynamically advanced second-gen CTS, the result is the very definition of a world-class super sedan.
Current Cadillac CTS-V
The current Cadillac CTS-V is the high-performance version of the CTS sport sedan. While its predecessor certainly got your blood pumping, the new edition is like a defibrillator attached to Niagara Falls' hydroelectric plant. Under its angularly sculpted hood lives a detuned version of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found in the manic Corvette ZR1, which in the Cadillac produces 556 hp and 551 pound-feet of torque.
The CTS-V also gets a bulging hood, flared front fenders, 19-inch wheels, huge brakes and big silver mesh grilles. Similarly, the cabin adds piano black trim and Alcantara faux suede surfaces to the civilized edition's already high-end ambience and materials. Most of the CTS's vast array of standard and optional luxury features carry over, meaning you can burn rubber and listen to AC/DC on the surround-sound stereo at the same time.
With the six-speed manual transmission, the Cadillac CTS-V cranks out neck-snapping acceleration in the range of 4.3 seconds from zero to 60 mph and a 12.4-second quarter-mile time. (A six-speed automatic with wheel-mounted shift paddles is optional.) That's obviously high-end sports car territory, but it also schools the super sport sedans from Germany. Plus, it does it for less money.
There's much more to the CTS-V than simple drag strip runs, however. The nasty axle hop and overwhelmed chassis of the previous generation are gone, replaced by a more thoroughly refined car that handles its power with skill and grace. Credit the fact that the CTS is a drastically better car than the one it replaces, but also major suspension improvements and the Magnetic Ride Control that allows for an impressive balance between ride and handling. Adaptable transmission, steering and suspension settings serve to make sure the car is best tuned for whatever driving conditions are being experienced.
Used Cadillac CTS-V Models
The current CTS-V represents the model's second generation and was introduced for 2009. It has received no significant changes since then.
Produced from 2004-'07, the first-generation Cadillac CTS-V was a powerful, rear-wheel-drive midsize luxury sport sedan available in one body style and trim. The V6 engine from the standard CTS was swapped out in favor of the same engine found under the hood of that era's Corvette. Prior to 2006, the CTS-V was powered by a 400-hp 5.7-liter V8 engine. For its later two model years, it featured a 6.0-liter V8 making virtually the same output. A six-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential were standard, and no automatic transmission was available. Put the pedal down hard and you could expect to move from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds.
As in the current car, the performance upgrades went far beyond the bigger engine. Additional highlights included a tightened suspension, massive Brembo performance brakes and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with performance tires. More subtle adjustments included a strengthened engine cradle and hydraulic engine mounts.
Cadillac tried to gussy up the CTS's normally dull interior to make the V-Series sedan feel special, but there was only so much it could do. The original instrument cluster was replaced by more upscale dials and computer readouts, which even spit out real-time driving dynamics, such as lateral G-forces. There were also aluminum and satin chrome accents on the dash. The more heavily bolstered front seats were comfortable and supportive during aggressive driving. As in that generation's regular CTS, the backseat is spacious, which makes the CTS-V more useful on an everyday basis than its similarly priced compact rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
CTS-V Crash at Texas World Speedway
This is what happens when your brembo brakes fail on the back straight of TWS going Clockwise. Nov 2010 during the Drivers Edge driving event.
Car is a 2004 Cadillac CTS-V with LS6
kooks long tubes and high flow cats
custom Hp tuners tune
ground control coil over conversion 600/650 psi
hotchkiss sway bars
race brake pads
specter cradle bushings
bmr pinion support
bmr trailing arms
► Cadillac CTS-V Racing
CTS-V Coupe Racecar Drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim provide real-time commentary to coincide with their high speed laps around the Long Beach track.
iRacing Cadillac CTS-VR Suzuka 30 minutes iRJL
This is a movie of iRJL CTS Cup Round 6 - iRacing Cadillac CTS-VR 30 minutes race at Suzuka International Circuit, from my sight with some comments.
-Logitech G25 steering wheel controller
-Logitech MOMO Force steering wheel on G25 (for more thick section size. connected only 2 buttons and paddles)
-Z1SimWheel.com LCD Box w/Touch Panel mounted on G25
-GiddyUp FP1 Pedal system
-TCRJAPAN shift knob for G25 shifter (sequential mode)
-self made Ex-Switch box
-self made aluminum frame cockpit
-very cheap bucket seat
-ASRock 990FX Extreme4
-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, turbo off @4.0GHz
-Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
-Radeon HD6970 + Radeon HD5450, PCIEx16+x16
-19" + 22" + 19" monitors
--1280x1024 + 1650x1050 + 1280x1024 for desktop
--1024x768 + 1440x900 + 1024x768 for SoftTH 1.09
-Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
-Creative HS-1000 USB headset.
2011 Cadillac CTS V Race Car
Filmed at the New York Auto show the CTS V Race Car from Cadillac was really sweet looking. At the beginning they are talking about the other CTS V models that are along side the race car.
The race car has less horsepower then the regular production CTS-V because it has no turbo charger. The car is also 1000 pounds lighter then the street version. This is car # 3 and the other two cars are actually race worthy and finished.
You can see more http://cadillaccountryclub.com/blog/cadillac-v-series-new-york-auto-show/