So while everyone is applauding the GT-R for lapping the Nurburgring in 7:29 flat, GM is at the Nurburgring with its 638-hp Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 trying to put Nissan in its place. Another GM car, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, is also quietly doing laps around the Nordschleife.
The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V shares major components with the ZR-1 such as the supercharged 6.3 liter small-block V8, except with a smaller Eaton compressor. The CTS-V is even called the baby ZR1 sedan.
According to GM’S Cadillac blog, the 2009 CTS-V completed a lap of the Nordschleife in 7:59.32. Executive John Heinricy, executive with GM Performance Division, drove the new CTS- V through the sub-8 minute lap. GM says that there were no performance modifications and the car is the same production model that is scheduled to hit dealerships this fall.
Recently reported, it is believed that the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V actually produces 567-hp instead of the 550 that is officially stated by Cadillac.
2009 Cadillac CTS-V:
Source: Cadillac Driver’s Log
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