Yesterday, over on LS1Tech.com, “Fastdriver1992″ posted up some pictures of his engine… err… what was left of it at least. When it was in one piece, it was a beautiful, all aluminum LS6. Today it is a pile of aluminum which once resembled a 5.7L Corvette / Cadillac CTS-V engine. These engines are light, make gobs of horsepower, are fuel injected, and are nice to look at. Did I mention they make gobs of power? Oh yes, I believe I did…
Fastdriver1992’s LS6 is typically being used to rocket his 1975 Corvette down the 1320 at 119mph in 11 seconds flat. It was making roughly 450 horsepower at the top end of the track, around 6000 rpm when all hell broke loose. After some detective work, the theory is that his engine broke a valve, which danced around the combustion chamber, bent the connecting rod, ate the piston, and exploded the block. 5 seconds later, ouch.
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Friday is always a day of celebration. Here on the 1A Auto Blog, we usually do something fun like posting up burnout videos. Well, today will not be any different. Just when I thought that I couldn’t love Cadillac CTS-V’s any more, people stick twin turbo’s on them, and make burnout videos. Here are three of them FYE…
Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKeKgdpHEYQ
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Hennessey V700 CTS-V Coupe
You may remember back in June when a GM rep was spotted driving a CTS-V coupe locally and I posted it up for your entertainment. Well, these days, the world is moving faster than ever before, and if you aren’t first, you’re last. According to my calendar it is still 2010, yet, Hennessey has already got a 2011 CTS-V running 11’s at 120+ in the quarter mile. If you have crazy money to spend, this sure looks like a heck of a lot of fun. I’m sure the dealer that sold it would be thrilled to see this video. “Cya Warranty!”
A Real CTS-V Coupe
Having good friends at a variety of car dealers is really cool, especially today. This morning, a new CTS-V Coupe was stopping by a local dealer, and a good friend of mine snapped a pic for me because he knows that I would sell his soul for it. Without further adieu, here it is. Just sit back and appreciate it’s beauty, because nothing else needs to be said.
2011 CTS-V Coupe
There has been talk about Cadillac CTS Coupes for quite some time now, and also chatter about just how spectacular the CTS-V Coupe will be when it eventually arrives. Well, the time is now upon us. Cadillac is saying that the the CTS-V Coupe is really available for the 2011 year, and from the looks of the pictures, it is as beautiful as ever. Lucky for us, it still has the magnificent work of art under the hood, and it is just as beautifully supercharged and powerful as ever. The magnetic ride control, 14.7 inch rotors, and 6 piston Brembos matched with 19 inch wheels wrapped in Michelins, is truly the exact package that every vehicle needs. This car appears to be what happens when the GM engineers get together and say, “Let’s just put the best of everything we have on a car and see what happens”. If Cadillac wants to donate one of these to a good home for some real world testing, I will be willing to donate my time, gas, and opinions to their cause.
Autoguide.com provided the beautiful picture and specs.