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Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs Shelby GT500

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs Shelby GT500

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Uhh, No. The 2011 Shelby has already achieved 4.1 in that 0-60, in fact the regular GT has acheived 4.3 in 0-60.

My verdict...bad driver in the shelby.


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bad driver in the Shelby. thats BS. I heard that the Caddy is running High 12's

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While it is likely the driver of the Shelby is not as good, the V is and Auto "stick" and is likely to have a better time. Also, it is apparent that Ford still has not been able to figure out how to get the GT500 to stick to the ground on starts.

Both are sweet cars, but that V coupe is very nice.
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After R&T posted a best 1/4 mile time for the 2011 GT (R&T August) as 13.4!I will tend to not believe anything they say write or post!!!

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The 2010 Shelby is capable of mid to high 11s with a good driver and traction. The 2011 should be a tad faster because it's 100 lbs lighter up front. Traction is the key. The Shelby has just got too much low end torque and power power for anything less than a drag radial. I guess Ford just can't put them on them from the factory. One thing is for sure though, they can't get enough power in that ragalac to outrun the ugly. :hihi: 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 - Muscle Mustang & Fast Fords

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My Mom had a 08 CTS-V, she always said it was a good car but a bad Cadillac. She traded it in for a new Camaro. I never did figure that one out.

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GM has surely made their fair share of junk. I would have to say that Cadillacs are the worst. My wife's parents had several of them that stayed in the shop. They were big on GM up until a few years ago until they tried a new Explorer. Now that car has close to 100K miles on it without any problems. My father-in-law just bought a F150 Limited. When they owned GM cars, they thought taking them to the shop every couple of months for repairs was normal...lol

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Someone is going to bit me for saying this, but...the Shelby GT500 NEEDS much wider tires. There is no way that a car with an extra 100+ hp over a stock GT only runs 0.2 seconds faster.

The CTS besides having some a case of the fugs, is a pretty nice car. Sides are a little too flat for my taste, but I am sure it is cheaper to build cars with flat sharp angles then something with some curves.
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The CTS V coupe is ugly! I'm sure that factors in somewhere!

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GM has surely made their fair share of junk. I would have to say that Cadillacs are the worst. My wife's parents had several of them that stayed in the shop. They were big on GM up until a few years ago until they tried a new Explorer. Now that car has close to 100K miles on it without any problems. My father-in-law just bought a F150 Limited. When they owned GM cars, they thought taking them to the shop every couple of months for repairs was normal...lol
talked to a 09 ctsv owner at the ford shop the other day when we were looking at a roush 5.0 he said the same thing as stated above, he bought it brand new and it was in the shop 9 times within the 1st month. idk what chevy is doing its a great looking and performing car, guess its just too much technology for a company ran by our pathetic government.

on the topic, i have seen better numbers in the shelby also, but ive also seen better ones in the caddy. its a close race but the caddy gets my vote for straight line performance. (SHELBY NEEDS THE 5.0 TT!!!!)
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The CTS-V is a much more refined vehicle than the GT500.

It's suspensions is much better and can handle nearly as well all while weighing almost 600 more lbs.

The CTS-V is capable of 0-60's in the high high 3's completely stock.

Even with more power and lighter weight than previous years, the GT500 struggles to put up the performance (acceleration) numbers it really should. The GT500's downfall is traction, which is due to not only an inferior suspension set-up, but because of the tire width.

Remember, the CTS-V also has 285 wide tires (Michelin Pilot Sports) but has zero issues blastig out of the hole and has a significant amount more torque than the GT500. That is suspension superiority right there.




Notice the trap speeds. The GT500 traps 2mph higher, which is significant. If the CTS-V were a 6SP Manual, it would have trapped higher than it did.

Having a 2011 CTS-V (4-door), an M5 and a Mustang in the garage, it is real easy to compare between them all. The CTS-V is so much more of a car than the GT500 in every way, but the price also reflects that.


The GT500 is, however, the greatest performance bargain ever made. (And it's still overpriced, IMO) You can't get a better performing car for the money, and it's aftermarket power potential is extreme for little $$.
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you 5.0 boys better hope they never wake up at GM and put that motor in a Camaro, or their V12...
I think the Z06 is the best performance car for the money...an unadulterated sports car that can run with anything.
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you 5.0 boys better hope they never wake up at GM and put that motor in a Camaro,

That's already the plan for the Z28.
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Too late, the rumor is that the CTS-V motor is going into the 2012 Z-28.

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