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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Yep, like the 4000 lb ATS.....


    Whatever.....

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    GM, if you cheap out on ANY detail of the Omega car, you're simply dooming yourself to failure in this segment. The people who buy these cars will notice every little detail that you cost-cut, as all of the little things upon which you cheap out add up to one giant NO SALE.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    LOL at the door handle thing. If GM cannot make up $15 a car without cutting quality they are doing something terribly wrong.

    The V sounds like it will be a beast and I'm sure it will crush the competition!
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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    As for Omega cost cutting...told ya! It's more than door handles too! A certain "savior" in senior management is haggling over things that amount to less than $10/unit.

    Not to sound like one MGESCURO but how the hell is that mentality supposed to outdo "The Best or Nothing"? This is not the vehicle to cheap out for a quick buck. Bob Lutz's influence is dying a quick death.
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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Let's pray we will see a manual option for the CTS-V unlike like screw up with the SS sedan. Also I feel confident that we will see a proper flagship. I always take info from MT with a grain of salt.


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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    I'm not buying the cost cutting rumor, just like I didn't buy the ATS weight rumor.

    I'm certainly not going to take Motor Trend's word for it. They don't even know for sure. That's why they said "Rumor has it..." If the source that fed them this line was really in the know, it wouldn't be a rumor. Sounds like a publicity stunt.

    Omega is about two years away and no one knows diddly about it yet.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    I would caution one to believe what GM releases to the media as the gospel truth as it seems that they now are playing the game of under promise, and over deliver. With that being said as much as I love the LSA, and the LS9 a twin turbo LT4 is far more compelling to me than a supercharged LT4.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    IMO, the XTS already has about the best (beautifully lit) door handles on the market. And the ones on the interior are also great. Plus if there's one thing I can't stand, it's over-designed door handles. Like the ones on the most recent 2 generations of Z-cars are abominations. And the power door handles on the Tesla S are problems waiting to happen. So if the rumor is true, maybe the door handles got canned for other reasons than cost, and the original designer is just pissed about it and telling his/her friends at GMI.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Of all the things to cut corners on, door handles would be the least advisable item to do that with. It's the first part of a vehicle anyone will touch, and it will inform opinions about the entire car.

    I understand this is just a rumor, but it has the ring of truth, considering GM's bad old habits. One can only hope it's a false rumor..

    But beyond that, if $15 worth of door handle expense is on the block, what else is being circumscribed?

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    I usually don't want GM to follow other auto makers but please follow MB and Audi and offer the LT1 to battle the V8's that will be in the next C63 and RS4. It will also help differentiate itself from a possible Buick GS sedan that maybe built off of alpha.


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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    As for Omega cost cutting...told ya! It's more than door handles too! A certain "savior" in senior management is haggling over things that amount to less than $10/unit.
    Most stupid **** I ever heard. If you want to play in the big league you have to bring your best no cutting corner or haggling over cost of components. If you can get a equal of better component for less go for it, otherwise go with the best.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    I just hope I live long enough to see both engines in the CTS V and the ATS V! I love those cars.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    I'd vote for the turbo setup. Single or twin--whatever. As for the ATS----I doubt it would get any LT1 V8 variant--while it would fit--it would be in Camaro.
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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Raise your hand if you think that Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Audi and et al NEVER CUT COSTS?

    Ok, now keep them up until you get slapped in the head, then you can put them down.

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    Re: Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    Raise your hand if you think that Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Audi and et al NEVER CUT COSTS?

    Ok, now keep them up until you get slapped in the head, then you can put them down.
    they cut costs YES but at least the touch points do not feel like they came off a Corolla and the IMPLIED comments is these do VS the pricier version

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