My Dads Z06 Powered Caddy

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by [email protected], Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Sweeeet! A gentlemans racer, very cool with a six speed stick. Nice to know the general can still produce a product that is more go than show. The gunmetal rims tie in very nicely with the black. Thanks for sharing....


  2. he wanted pictures and i had it in my hands for about an hour. good times :biggrin:

    a got on it one time at about 40mph and took it to about 100mph on a long stretch and for being such a heavy car its pretty quick!
  3. BagOfBones


    Apr 28, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Nice, love the stock wheels painted! loooks sick! very nice pictures what lens did you use?
  4. rrx3


    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    Nice shots - 2 and 3 are my favourites. What lens did you use? I suspect a 10-20 wide angle..
  5. 1/2 i used my 50mm f1.8

    3/4 i used the 18-55mm kit lens =)
  6. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    I LOVE your dad's car! Outstanding images!!
  7. oh my
    i had no idea that this vehicle even existed
    wow...... that is SOME RIDE

    great shots
  8. thank you!
    ALOT of people dont know about it. the caddy sleeper :smile:

    how would a mustang owner feel when he is left in the dust by some 405HP caddy? heehehehee.
  9. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    The last time I toured the GM plant in Bowling Green where the Corvette is made was when mine was being built. I was allowed to sign the frame at the point when it was married to the body. Actually I signed the wheel well.

    They mentioned this Cadillac was going to be built at that time. Glad to see all is well.

    Guess you saw the limited edition Z06 with 638Hp and 205MPH? Amazing car. It just started to ship last week. The black rims look killer on the Caddy, BTW!
  10. i think you are speaking of the beast called the ZR1...and yes it pretty much bang for the buck the best car ever made(that coming from a GT-R nut rider)
  11. gadgetguy11


    Nov 16, 2005
    That is the one. Hard to believe GM actually put it in production! Best move for brand awareness and integrity they could have made. +1 for GM!! :biggrin:
  12. getting off topic here but what the hell....

    BONE stock car as it comes from the the speed through the turns :eek:
  13. Great pics of a great car! But then again I'm biased... I own the same car but in Silver. Yup, it's a bit of sleeper! :biggrin:
  14. Bill K

    Bill K

    Jan 29, 2006
    Reno, Nevada
    Very nice.
    Here is the CTS-V supercharged unit, Spy pictures I took while Top Gear was in town...
    Not trying to hijack the thread, Just thought you would like to see...
    Sorry the pictures arn't great, No light...
    Bill K


  15. oh and my dad were talking about this car the other day. GM stepped up hard on this one. id much rather have that than a new 7 series BMW.
  16. Bill K

    Bill K

    Jan 29, 2006
    Reno, Nevada
    The SC CTS-V is a really nice unit, Not sure on the HP, It must be around 575-625 is my guess.
  17. Originally Posted by MEDIA.GM.COM;

    DETROIT – As the new CTS sport sedan earns accolades and new owners, Cadillac takes the next leap forward by premiering the 2009 CTS-V, the brand’s ultimate expression of performance and luxury.

    Launching in the fourth quarter of 2008, the all-new CTS-V intends to combine the serious performance of an elite sports car with the poise and elegance of a prestigious luxury sedan. Part of Cadillac’s acclaimed V-Series of high-performance models, CTS-V delivers an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kW). More than just power, CTS-V also includes a comprehensive suite of technical and design enhancements, including Magnetic Ride Control, an industry-first Performance Traction Management program and the addition of a new automatic transmission with paddle-shift control.

    “The CTS-V represents the full extension of our design, technology and performance capabilities,” says Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “The V-Series takes the award-winning CTS sport sedan and elevates it to a position within the club of the world’s most exclusive and capable cars.”

    As an all-new version of the CTS sport sedan was prepared for 2008, Cadillac engineers and designers began to scheme a new CTS-V that would reach much higher in terms of performance and luxury. Through the original CTS-V, Cadillac proved it could develop a very potent, high-performance sedan. The challenge for the 2009 model was enhancing every aspect in a comprehensive manner, along with reaching higher performance limits.

    Several key technical and design elements combine to transform the already highly capable CTS into the new V-Series. Like the existing CTS, the V-Series is the product of an intensive development process across North America and Europe, including famed test tracks and millions of miles of road. Supporting Cadillac’s ongoing global expansion, the 2009 CTS-V is planned to be offered outside North America for the first time, including exports to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

    Sophisticated technical enhancements
    The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V features the world’s fastest-reacting suspension technology, Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It uses shocks controlled by electro-magnets, rather than mechanical valves, greatly accelerating response time. Electronic sensors at all four wheels literally “read the road” every millisecond, making constant adjustments to damping to create virtually instantaneous and extremely precise control of body motions. This is of particular benefit for a high-performance sedan, helping to keep the car very composed during hard cornering, acceleration, braking and other dynamic maneuvers.

    MRC technology first appeared on the Cadillac STS performance sedan and has been used on some of the world’s most celebrated cars, including the Chevrolet Corvette and a select few European sports cars.

    Enabling the precise control expected in a high-performance sedan, the CTS-V features Performance Traction Management system, borrowed from championship racing teams. This technology uses advanced electronics to manage engine torque for optimal traction during acceleration. In situations such as acceleration from a stop or exiting corners, Performance Traction Management regulates torque delivery for the best possible launch.

    Performance Traction Management uses the same sort of electronics as stability control programs such as Cadillac’s StabiliTrak system, but applies it in a different manner. Rather than monitoring and controlling wheel slip to assist in stopping or slowing the car, PTM regulates torque delivery to instantly match the available tire grip for maximum acceleration.

    CTS-V also includes sophisticated braking and tire systems, in partnership with two companies renown for high-performance technology: Brembo and Michelin. Brembo brakes are at all four corners and include powerful, six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear. Michelin worked with Cadillac engineers to develop its acclaimed Pilot Sport 2 (PS2) summer tire for CTS-V and its 19-inch wheels.

    And, of course, there is the matter of power. It has increased nearly 35 percent for the ’09 CTS-V, via a new 6.2L LSA supercharged V-8 engine generating an estimated 550 hp (410 kW) and 550 lb.-ft. (745 Nm) of torque. The engine delivers this power with remarkable refinement. A sixth-generation Eaton supercharger minimizes the added noise previously associated with supercharged engines, and tightly controls intake air temperature for optimal performance.

    Transmission choices include either a six-speed manual or an exclusive, six-speed automatic with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It is the first automatic offered on the CTS-V.

    Accentuated design elements

    The 2009 CTS-V extends Cadillac’s acclaimed design language, both inside and out. The V-Series includes all the elements of the CTS sport sedan’s well received cabin, while adding some elegant and purposeful accents.

    V-Series will offer Recaro performance driving seats, providing excellent support for spirited driving and adding to the luxurious and purposeful interior. These new, 14-way adjustable performance seats include pneumatic bolster controls in the seat cushion and backrest.

    A microfiber material is added to the steering wheel, seats and shifter, providing the soft feel and luxurious appearance of suede without suede’s inherent drawbacks of difficult care and moisture sensitivity. These accents on the steering wheel, seat inserts and shifter are elegant to the touch and help support high-performance driving.

    The car’s integrated center stack is trimmed with a new Obsidian material that is also applied to the center console and door trim. Just like every CTS, the V-Series includes a hand-stitched instrument panel, door trim and center console. Leading-edge infotainment features, including a 40-gigabyte hard drive, advanced navigation system with a “pop-up” screen and Bose digital surround audio, extend to the V-Series, as well as factory-installed Bluetooth capability.

    The exterior of the new CTS-V amplifies the assertive stance and elegant details of the standard car, and communicates the car’s remarkable capabilities. The dihedral Cadillac grille is larger to enable more air intake and features a satin finish. The raised hood encompasses the supercharged engine, and new front and rear fascias identify the vehicle as a V-Series. The car’s 19-inch wheels enhance its stance on the road.

    The founding member of the V-Series, CTS-V was initially offered in 2004 and sold primarily in North America through the 2007 model year. The supercharged STS-V and XLR-V were added in 2006 to make the V-Series an exclusive trio of models all capable of zero-to-60 acceleration in less than five seconds with enhanced overall performance and luxury features.

    :eek: and :smile: