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The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. “That’s A Cadillac?”

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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The question: What kind of car does it take to convince a busy, big-shot, world traveling attorney from the Northeast to catch the next flight to Texas just to go for a car ride?

The answer: A 2011 Cadillac CTS-V coupe.

What car comes to mind when you think about a coupe with 556 horsepower, 551 foot-pounds of torque, 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, ¼ mile in 12.3 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 175 mph? Probably not a Cadillac, until now.

The 2011 CTS-V coupe is based on the CTS coupe that we drove a few months ago, and enjoyed. Rather than rewriting that review, this review will focus mainly on what the extra letter added to the name means – and it means a lot.


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Texas 2K11 – 1320video

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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CLICK for a few of our 2K11 photos.

via: youtube & 1320video

Texas 2K11 – Pictures [updated]

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Camaro LS7 Concept – Houston Auto Show

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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The 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe & Our Search For A Road To Rival Mulholland Drive

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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In our week long test of the 2011 Cadillac CTS coupe, we found no one likes the look of the car – they either love it or hate it. The majority of people loved it. We all know Cadillac nailed the looks with the 2nd generation CTS that was introduced in 2008, so they did the logical thing and decided to milk the looks even more by creating this coupe and a wagon version.

Knowing that the coupe has the same 304 horsepower direct injection V6 found in the sedan and still weighs about 4,000 pounds (almost the same as the sedan), we knew this would be no tire shredding rocket car, but we also knew (from our time with the sedan) that Cadillac built the CTS to be a handling dream and gave it enough power to still be fun.

Besides a road course, when you think about testing the limits of a car’s handling, you probably think Mulholland Drive? Well, we do too, but, we also did not feel like driving 1,600 miles (one way), on I-10, through the nothingness that is west Texas, southern New Mexico and Arizona just to carve a canyon road and fight to share space with cyclists. So, rather than heading west, we ventured northeast, out of Houston, in search of a southern alternative to Mulholland Drive.
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The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport – Can You Deal With It?

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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So, there we were on a Thursday night and each of us had already put in 8 – 9 hours at the office. I had invited a friend to deal with the task of testing a car – not just any car – but a crystal red, 6-speed, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport coupe. As we stood around the car, sipping our Monster, taking stock of what options the car had, the question of what to do first came up. Like any half-hatched driving adventure plan, the decision was made to make the decision while driving – so we set off.

With the Passport 8500×50 installed, our route was simple and our plan even simpler. Get on the freeway and head south towards Houston – away from the scattered showers that earlier in the evening made the 436 hp Grand Sport an absolute hoot to slide around turns on some back roads.

This drive was to be more than just a joyride; we were looking to finally answer one of the questions we had spent many hours on the golf course arguing over, without ever making a solid conclusion.

You get one car, for one year, you can’t sell it to buy more cars and you daily drive it. Would you take an American sports car or an American sports sedan – and why?
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Bentley Goes On Tour In (a lot of) Pieces

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Roadshow Schedule

  • Opening event – Bentley Beverly Hills, California
  • 18 September – Bentley Pasadena, California
  • 22-23 September – Bentley Parsippany, New Jersey
  • 25 September – Bentley Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2 October – Bentley High Point, North Carolina
  • 13 October – Bentley Dallas, Texas
  • 16 October – Bentley Houston, Texas
  • 21 October – Bentley Palm Beach, Florida
  • 23 October – Bentley Miami, Florida

BENTLEY BEGINS GREAT AMERICAN JOURNEY

  • Six State 8,000 mile Heritage Roadshow begins
  • 1,000 rare Bentley and Rolls-Royce parts arrive from UK

(16 September, 2010. Crewe, England). An Anglo-American team from Bentley Motors has just kick-started a US road trip with a difference. On this occasion, the famous British luxury carmaker won’t be crossing the continent with one of their renowned Grand Touring cars but will instead be accompanied by over 1,000 Heritage Parts and Accessories that have been specially shipped into the US from the company’s manufacturing headquarters in the UK.
source: Bentley Press
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