Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

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    Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?
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    By John Halas
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    This is an artist's impression of what a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) edition of a V8-powered Cadillac CTS could look like – if they ever made one, that is.

    This is an artist's impression of what a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) edition of a V8-powered Cadillac CTS could look like – if they ever made one, that is.

    None of this has been confirmed, but there's no harm in using your imagination, especially if you can put it on paper, or rather on your PC screen, like Australian industrial designer, Michael Gray, did with his HSV version of the Cadillac CTS.

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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Can you not.
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    First challenge is to get it in RHD. Secondly, the CTS-V will cover the mega-power end of things for the CTS, and the still-more-than-enough-power is accomplished by the LF3 in he CTS Vsport.

    Making the point of this hypothetical car.....?

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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    No! Cadillac is Cadillac, leave the badge engineering to someone else.
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    No way is Mr. de Nysschen going to entertain the notion of mildly modified Cadillac sold with Holden badges. If the CTS gets to Australia it'll be marketed as a Cadillac.

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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    No way is Mr. de Nysschen going to entertain the notion of mildly modified Cadillac sold with Holden badges. If the CTS gets to Australia it'll be marketed as a Cadillac.
    HSV badges in this instance not Holden badges. You never tell a HSV owner they're driving a Commodore. It's just an unwritten rule.

    But man that image needs to be destroyed, It's hideous

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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Caddy should make rhd vehicles and sell them in aushtraliaaa.
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    I dunno, he might have a future as an animator for the next 'Cars' movie...

    Yeah no.

    I see HSV's future more with hot Opels than anything American/Korean. And I suspect not necessarily exclusively GM in the future.
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Commodoreman2000 View Post
    HSV badges in this instance not Holden badges. You never tell a HSV owner they're driving a Commodore. It's just an unwritten rule.

    But man that image needs to be destroyed, It's hideous

    Ok splitting hairs, but the same applies to HSV badges imo. No way would Johan/Cadillac/GM let that happen. Anyhow if HSV wanted to modify the CTS, (a la Alpina badged BMW's) wouldn't it be more appropriately badged a CSV?

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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    Ok splitting hairs, but the same applies to HSV badges imo. No way would Johan/Cadillac/GM let that happen. Anyhow if HSV wanted to modify the CTS, (a la Alpina badged BMW's) wouldn't it be more appropriately badged a CSV?
    Been done before - when HSVs were sold in the Middle East, they were CSVs (Chevrolet Special Vehicles)
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    What's the latest word about an alpha-based Chevrolet SS and Holden SS?

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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Show-Me View Post
    What's the latest word about an alpha-based Chevrolet SS and Holden SS?
    That's pipe dream

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    AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH my eyes that image should come with a warning.
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by kts350 View Post
    AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH my eyes that image should come with a warning.
    Well to be fair it's an improvement on the CTS

    That's one godawfull ugly car
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    Re: Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    Ok splitting hairs, but the same applies to HSV badges imo. No way would Johan/Cadillac/GM let that happen. Anyhow if HSV wanted to modify the CTS, (a la Alpina badged BMW's) wouldn't it be more appropriately badged a CSV?
    I'd rather see the Cadillac brand here properly with tuning by Walkinshaw much like they do now with Holdens and HSV's

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