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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

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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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

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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Porsche 911 997 GT2 RS Video

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

The Auto Express video review of the most powerful Porsche ever – the GT2 RS.

CLICK for previously posted GT2 RS info and photos

Top Gear Reviews the Ferrari 458 Italia

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by AutoSpotters

Does something give you the impression Jeremy Clarkson likes it?

Better than an F40?

2011 Audi R8 GT

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by AutoSpotters

2011 Audi R8 GT.

So what does the extra money and the extra letters get you?

Thankfully no giant aluminum erector set wing, like another German manufacturer has done with their GT edition car recently.

You will get 220 fewer pounds via thinner glass and some aluminum body panels have been swapped for carbon fiber. You will also get about 35 more horsepower and a reported top speed of 198.8 mph.

About time the R8 became more of a Gallardo. Too bad, for now, the R8 GT only comes with an automatic.

2011 Audi A8 L 500hp W12

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

Now the real question: will there be a S8?
Rumor has it there will be another S8 – powered by a Gallardo V10 twin turbo.

S please…