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05 CTS-V vs. Ferrari F430

Short Story: I got whooped! duh...

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Coming home Saturday evening I noticed a beautiful exotic getting closer. Usually these kind of cars don't like to play so I just left it at that and kept driving. We were in a lil traffic but somehow both the exotic and I were able to clear the traffic and catch a light with me in the far left lane and him in the center lane. I look over and its a middle aged man with racing gloves on in a Ferrari F430 so I'm thinking to my self "I wonder if this guy will go?". Light turns green and we both baby out into the intersection but half way thru while I was still in 1st gear we look at each other and give devilish smiles. His front tire falls back to my back tire (not racing yet) so I was watching him thru my side mirror when all of a sudden he nails it.. the second I see his front fascia shoot forward I just nailed it and actually stopped his pull for about 5 seconds. I then shifted to second and he blazed past me and held me at bay by about 2 cars up until about 80mph... We pull up to the next light and give each other thumbs up and went on our marry ways... I would say that this was a fun race but I for sure got schooled on this one! Also not sure how I stopped his pull until the top of 1st which was about 15mph to about 40mph (just a heartbeat) before he rocketed past me and yes we were wheel to wheel at my shifting point going into 2nd...
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How does the CTS-V compare performance wise to the GTO. As I recall, the Ferrari is something like a second quicker 0-60 than a LS2 GTO.

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0 to 60 = 4.8
1/4 mile = 13.1+

We have 3.73 gears but a ****ty rear diff thats known for exploding... We are very close in performance but it would be a drivers race...
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How does the CTS-V compare performance wise to the GTO. As I recall, the Ferrari is something like a second quicker 0-60 than a LS2 GTO.
The LS6 CTS-V's are a bit better than the LS2's. The LS6 puts about 10-15 more hp to the wheels, but a bit 5-10 less torque.

You can expect tenth better 0-60 and 2 tenths in the 1/4 mile with an LS6 car.


The LS6 is just a tad slower than the GTO, it's pretty much a drivers race.
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The LS6 CTS-V's are a bit better than the LS2's. The LS6 puts about 10-15 more hp to the wheels, but a bit 5-10 less torque.

You can expect tenth better 0-60 and 2 tenths in the 1/4 mile with an LS6 car.


The LS6 is just a tad slower than the GTO, it's pretty much a drivers race.
Maybe I'm missing something but it seems like you're contradicting yourself with that final sentence but still come to the same conclusion as FastLS6speed did about it being a drivers race. Are you comparing an LS6 CTS-V to an LS2 CTS-V in the first sentence and then comparing it to an LS2 GTO in the last one? If so, I think I get what you're saying.

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i think he meant to say that the CTX-V overall is a tad slower than the GTO probably due to TQ and weight.

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Maybe I'm missing something but it seems like you're contradicting yourself with that final sentence but still come to the same conclusion as FastLS6speed did about it being a drivers race. Are you comparing an LS6 CTS-V to an LS2 CTS-V in the first sentence and then comparing it to an LS2 GTO in the last one? If so, I think I get what you're saying.
I can see why. Boy I wasn't too clear there.

The LS2 GTO is a slight bit quicker than an LS6 CTS-V.

The LS6 CTS-V is a tad bit quicker than the LS2 CTS-V.

We're talking a difference of 3-4 tenths over 2 cars, so really they are all a drivers race.

I raced a CTS-V with the LS6 with my LS2 GTO and won. Good race though. That was back in 2005.
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Cant win them all. There is always someone else faster.
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