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Old 05-09-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default Green Hellraiser: Caddy CTS-V storms Nordschleife in 7:59:32

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/05/09/g...fe-in-7-59-32/

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The badassery going in inside the supercharged LSA V8 stuffed under the domed hood of the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V appears to translate well on the Nordschleife's graffiti-marked tarmac. GM announced today that John Heinricy exercised his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of a record time by wheeling a production-spec CTS-V around the Nürburgring's north loop in 7:59:32, which is believed to be the "fastest documented lap time" for a production sedan. Even if that turns out not to be the case, it's pretty freakin fast. GM shot video of the whole thing, which should be released in the coming days. Somewhere, Nissan engineers with furrowed brows are shoving the GT-R's 3.8L V6 into a G35 sedan...
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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"Somewhere, Nissan engineers with furrowed brows are shoving the GT-R's 3.8L V6 into a G35 sedan..."


That time sounds impressive, but I am not down with my track times... what does an M5 do it in? (for comparison purposes)
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:01 PM   #3
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I thought the E92 M5 ran it in 7:57 ?
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:02 PM   #4
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that just make me appreciate how fast the GTR really is

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Old 05-09-2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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such an insane car...
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:28 PM   #6
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hmmmm, do I see a roll cage and racing seats in that thing?

Badass car nevertheless, but how do you define "production car" exactly?
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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Love that car... hot hot hot.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:07 PM   #8
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I thought the E92 M5 ran it in 7:57 ?

It's the e60, and I would be quite surprised if it wasn't at least very close to that.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:08 PM   #9
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hmmmm, do I see a roll cage and racing seats in that thing?

Badass car nevertheless, but how do you define "production car" exactly?
It's the american thing, it had to be done the "safe way".
It was also reported that the driver spend 3 hours before the time attack attempt signing disclaimers and waivers of liablilty
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #10
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"Somewhere, Nissan engineers with furrowed brows are shoving the GT-R's 3.8L V6 into a G35 sedan..."

"God, please make this come true"

I'll sell a kidney for one of those...
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:07 PM   #11
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This is one of the mules for GM. It is basically how it will be from the factory except for the cage and seats and some trim pieces (kind of like the WRX at last year's WBM).

My brother is attending a Cadillac event in VA this weekend with a track day. One of the mules (not sure if it's this one) will be there.

According to fastlaps.com, the 2005 M5 does it in 8:13
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:37 PM   #12
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Wow, that is impressive. I've always like its styling, but i have a whole new respect for the CTS now.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:16 PM   #13
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That's one badass sedan.

Along with this car, they're also running the Corvette ZR1 on the 'Ring. I wonder why they're not shoving the ZR1's numbers in Nissan's face.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:27 PM   #14
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That is awesome. I knew it would have the sack, but didn't know if it would be light enough on it's feet to pull under 8 mins. Can't wait to see the video.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:30 PM   #15
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they're also running the Corvette ZR1 on the 'Ring. I wonder why they're not shoving the ZR1's numbers in Nissan's face.
maybe they were a bit overly optimistic?
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:47 PM   #16
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maybe they were a bit overly optimistic?
negative. the chief engineer would not make those claims unless the times were already recorded quicker than the GTR's.

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Old 05-09-2008, 08:58 PM   #17
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Amazing time for a two ton performance sedan!
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:14 PM   #18
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Wow. I'll take one.

Oh yeah, and I'll take a G35 with the twin turbo V6 too

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Old 05-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #19
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Along with this car, they're also running the Corvette ZR1 on the 'Ring. I wonder why they're not shoving the ZR1's numbers in Nissan's face.
Probably because the competition for the ZR1 is supposed to be the GTR V Spec and the base GTR is supposed to compete with the Z06?
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #20
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Probably because the competition for the ZR1 is supposed to be the GTR V Spec and the base GTR is supposed to compete with the Z06?
Everybody seems to know this except GM. Judging by what they've said, they're the ones who think the base GT-R is the ZR1's competition.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:37 PM   #21
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that is one gorgeous car.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:16 PM   #22
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According to fastlaps.com, the 2005 M5 does it in 8:13
Well, that's an independent magazine time from sport auto, the CTS-V lap is a manufacturer claim. If previous GM cars are any indication, magazine times will probably be a bit slower. They claimed 7:42.9 for the C6 Z06 and 7:59 for the C6, sport auto did 7:49/8:15 respectively.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:24 PM   #23
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Well, that's an independent magazine time from sport auto, the CTS-V lap is a manufacturer claim. If previous GM cars are any indication, magazine times will probably be a bit slower. They claimed 7:42.9 for the C6 Z06 and 7:59 for the C6, sport auto did 7:49/8:15 respectively.


Nissan made 7:29 with Sport Auto doing it in 7:50.

The previous GTR was tested by top gear at 8:37 and Autocar at 8:28, a far cry from 7:59 set by Nissan.

My guess is that the published results will be in the low 7:50 to mid 7:50's. Afterall this was just in the testing phase with an engineer driving (as good as he might be).
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:32 PM   #24
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I think it is expected,with all the talk from GM when the CTS came out how it tuned/designed on the Nuburring,eh just kidding
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the granny across the street got a blood red CTS last week. that thing is a looker.
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