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    • Not your usual drag race - 2011 CTS-V Wagon vs. E71 X6 M vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo

      This was awesome to see. MotorTrend pitted a performance sedan, SUV, and wagon all against each other. Now, we don't want to spoil the race for you but AWD clearly plays a role. For a RWD car like the CTS-V to really show what it can do on the strip vs. AWD cars it needs drag radials and a burnout. So, it is at a disadvantage but the same disadvantage it would have on the street. Also, MotorTrend deserves commendation for actually posting ET's and traps. They aren't actual slips, but we will take it.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: Not your usual drag race - 2011 CTS-V Wagon vs. E71 X6 M vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo started by Sticky View original post
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      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        nice vid
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I call BS, no way. It didnt even sound like they got on it, and looked they were moving slower than dirt. I say its fake.

        I do like how you see him move the seat forward, and the other guy drinks coffee.. just like what would really happen if all 3 randomly came to a stoplight Click here to enlarge
      1. dOpEdUpM3's Avatar
        dOpEdUpM3 -
        Not very exciting... btw who really cares if these are fast? its for driving your childeren around, no?
        I guess after you drop them off you could make it home quick? Click here to enlarge

        Who buys a cts-v wagon anyways? The other two ok, I would actually drive but come on.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dOpEdUpM3 Click here to enlarge
        Not very exciting... btw who really cares if these are fast? its for driving your childeren around, no?
        I guess after you drop them off you could make it home quick? Click here to enlarge

        Who buys a cts-v wagon anyways? The other two ok, I would actually drive but come on.
        They are performance cars. I don't think people just buy them to haul around their kids. If that was their goal, get a Mini-Van. Plus, the kids aren't always in the car.

        Who buys wagons period? It's cool they have it if you are in the market.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        I call BS, no way. It didnt even sound like they got on it, and looked they were moving slower than dirt. I say its fake.

        I do like how you see him move the seat forward, and the other guy drinks coffee.. just like what would really happen if all 3 randomly came to a stoplight Click here to enlarge
        The cars in stock form aren't loud, they are street legal.

        The CTS-V wagon trapped the highest, that says a lot.
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The cars in stock form aren't loud, they are street legal.

        The CTS-V wagon trapped the highest, that says a lot.
        damn, but just think about how fast the x6 //M would be if it didn't weigh 2 and a half flippin tons! christ!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        just think about how fast the x6 //M would be if it didn't weigh 2 and a half flippin tons! christ!
        This is my exact reasoning for why an X3 M makes far more sense. What is BMW thinking? Efficient Dynamics my ass.
      1. bigup's Avatar
        bigup -
        Battle of the ugly cars .. LOL
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        I saw the CTS V wagon at the NY Auto show..I was surprised to say the least....unsuspecting beast lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        I saw the CTS V wagon at the NY Auto show..I was surprised to say the least....unsuspecting beast lol
        The wagon is pretty nice, cool they make it.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        CTS-V is a great cart like ZR-1 and new Mustang, but the fanboys of these three cars make everything look bad.
        look at the comments in that review, That stupid guy is comparing CTS-V sedan to Bentley Mulsanne and Aston Rapid !!!!!!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        CTS-V is a great cart like ZR-1 and new Mustang, but the fanboys of these three cars make everything look bad.
        look at the comments in that review, That stupid guy is comparing CTS-V sedan to Bentley Mulsanne and Aston Rapid !!!!!!!
        If we bought cars based on what some of their fanboys say none of us would drive anything.
      1. BK63AMG's Avatar
        BK63AMG -
        The Panamera Turbo is definitely in line to be my next car when I go shopping in a few years...it's just an absolute monster.

        Now that CTS-V wagon is something else...I've never been a fan of wagons, but I must say that is the ultimate sleeper. Just think about it for a second; an ultra low-volume family station wagon with 555HP and a 6-speed manual transmission...I don't think there has ever been anything like this on the market before. I honestly wouldnt be shocked if it became a real collectors item someday.

        Love that X6M, too...I appreciate performance in all forms and the X5/X6Ms/Jeep SRTS/ML63s are the performance enthusiast's dream if you absolutely need AWD with more clearance/storage than most sport sedans can provide.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BK63AMG Click here to enlarge
        Now that CTS-V wagon is something else...I've never been a fan of wagons, but I must say that is the ultimate sleeper. Just think about it for a second; an ultra low-volume family station wagon with 555HP and a 6-speed manual transmission...I don't think there has ever been anything like this on the market before. I honestly wouldnt be shocked if it became a real collectors item someday.
        Exactly, awesome that Cadillac even makes it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Second part of this video:

      1. Exeenom's Avatar
        Exeenom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Second part of this video:

        LOL.... I think they are a little optimistic with their numbers... they clocked the Panemera at 3.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Exeenom Click here to enlarge
        LOL.... I think they are a little optimistic with their numbers... they clocked the Panemera at 3.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph Click here to enlarge
        I actually don't think that is too optimistic, AWD + PDK...