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Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
4/27/11 2:20 p.m.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/27/why-cadillac-hasnt-found-success-yet-in-world-challenge-series/#continued

I saw this on Autoblog, and it was quite enjoyable. Great explanations on the sanctioning body games. My favorite line: "Whereas the Corvettes wail like murder on PCP, the Cadillac sounds like the alarm that God will use as an early warning system for the Apocalypse."

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
4/27/11 2:40 p.m.

Watch out for them at Miller this weekend. High speed course, should suit the Caddys nicely.

I love the way they sound. it is astonishing.

Raze
Raze Dork
4/27/11 3:08 p.m.

WTF is up with the wing? I know why (rhetorical question), but that's one ugly answer to the rule book...

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
4/27/11 3:10 p.m.
Raze wrote: WTF is up with the wing? I know why (rhetorical question), but that's one ugly answer to the rule book...

Accordint to ze article, the only reason they have the over-the-top support is the the trunklid can be opened without removing the wing.

Joshua
Joshua Reader
4/27/11 3:14 p.m.

I still think it's an ugly car. Fast, but ugly.

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
4/27/11 3:34 p.m.

Nice article; thanks for the link.

And, put me in the camp that loves my LS's to "wail like murder on PCP".

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam SuperDork
4/27/11 3:41 p.m.

Warning system for the apocalypse hahaha

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to waste hours on Youtube watching videos of said cars.

Javelin
Javelin SuperDork
4/27/11 3:45 p.m.
Twin_Cam wrote: Warning system for the apocalypse hahaha Now if you'll excuse me, I have to waste hours on Youtube watching videos of said cars.

Please link the good ones!

dyintorace
dyintorace SuperDork
4/27/11 8:21 p.m.
Javelin wrote:
Twin_Cam wrote: Warning system for the apocalypse hahaha Now if you'll excuse me, I have to waste hours on Youtube watching videos of said cars.

Please link the good ones!

Yes please.

Jamesc2123
Jamesc2123 Reader
4/27/11 8:39 p.m.
Javelin wrote: Accordint to ze article, the only reason they have the over-the-top support is the the trunklid can be opened without removing the wing.

Just like this guy!

Toyman01
Toyman01 SuperDork
4/27/11 8:42 p.m.

"cuts horsepower from 556 in the street car to 460 in the race car."

So let me get this straight. The street car has almost 100hp more than the "race" car. I think the formula is a little screwed up.

mr2peak
mr2peak Reader
4/27/11 9:03 p.m.

That's with a restrictor and no supercharger...

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
4/27/11 9:48 p.m.
mr2peak wrote: That's with a restrictor and no supercharger...

The caddys do not benefit from charged air. All Motor Baby!

lewbud
lewbud Reader
4/28/11 1:28 a.m.
Maroon92 wrote:
mr2peak wrote: That's with a restrictor and no supercharger...

The caddys do not benefit from charged air. All Motor Baby!

Early CTS-V with Corvette motor, all motor. CTS-V with Northstar motor, supercharged.

griffin729
griffin729 HalfDork
4/28/11 3:12 a.m.

Whereas the Corvettes wail like murder on PCP, the Cadillac sounds like the alarm that God will use as an early warning system for the Apocalypse.

Yeah, I just posted this as my face book status, with appropriate footnote.

Will
Will HalfDork
4/28/11 7:00 a.m.
lewbud wrote: Early CTS-V with Corvette motor, all motor. CTS-V with Northstar motor, supercharged.

The STS-V has the blown Northstar, not the CTS-V.

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
4/28/11 7:21 a.m.

Truth^

LS powah for the CTS-V

BobOfTheFuture
BobOfTheFuture HalfDork
4/28/11 7:36 a.m.

The new one is cool and all, But the old Caddillac, with Pilgrim and Angelelli at the wheel(s) made my love (Speed) World Challenge.

Id post a pic, but I can't really remember how to hotlink

BobOfTheFuture
BobOfTheFuture HalfDork
4/28/11 7:40 a.m.

There we are.

jrw1621
jrw1621 SuperDork
4/28/11 7:50 a.m.
Whereas the Corvettes wail like murder on PCP, the Cadillac sounds like the alarm that God will use as an early warning system for the Apocalypse.

As statement like that should require a sound bit file attached.

BobOfTheFuture
BobOfTheFuture HalfDork
4/28/11 7:51 a.m.
jrw1621 wrote:
Whereas the Corvettes wail like murder on PCP, the Cadillac sounds like the alarm that God will use as an early warning system for the Apocalypse.
As statement like that should require a sound bit file attached.

+10

I tried youtube, little found there

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
4/28/11 8:34 a.m.

Maybe?

I don't have audio at work, but this one looks promising.

Jay_W
Jay_W HalfDork
4/28/11 8:45 a.m.

^Yes, this. Very much this. OMG it sounds like Can-Am. It is making The Right Noise.

alex
alex SuperDork
4/28/11 8:45 a.m.

Love the new livery. It works well with what I think is an awkward line in the C-pillar.

And it reminds me of Mondrian, one of my favorites.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit Dork
4/28/11 8:45 a.m.

In reply to Toyman01:

That happens fairly often I think but the only other example I can think of at the moment is the Mclaren F1.

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