• Dragstrip 1/4 mile comparison between the C63 AMG Coupe and Cadillac CTS-V coupe by Insideline

      The C63 AMG coupe and the CTS-V coupe are both beasts in a straight line. Insideline decided to find out which of the two is faster on the strip. The curb weight for the CTS-V is 4200 pounds versus the C63 AMG weighing in at a lighter 3,990. A 6 speed manual was the transmission chosen for the CTS-V while the C63 only has one transmission choice, a 7 speed automatic. The result? The CTS-V wins (barely) with a 12.2@117.5 against the C63's 12.3@116.3. Considering the CTS-V has a motor with a supercharger and barely edges out the naturally aspirated C63 that says a lot about how good the M156 is.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: Dragstrip 1/4 mile comparison between the C63 AMG Coupe and Cadillac CTS-V coupe by Insideline started by Sticky View original post
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      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Those are two evenly matched cars. Waht impresses me is the braking, the CTS-V is 250 pounds heavier but can outbrake the C63.

        What they don't mention in this article is that for and additional $5000 you can bolt a pulley, intake and exhaust on the CTS-V and hav it running high 10 second quarter miles in full trim. All that being said I would buy the C63 over the V all day. My first generation CTS-V experience left a bad tase in my mouth with Caddy and GM
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        very impressive comparo by the c63, but like JRCART says, minimal modding will have that caddy wiping the floor with the benz with 5k in mods....then if you wanna up the ante and put say 15k in mods on both cars then your looking at a 1200+whp caddy. LSX + kenne bell FTW Click here to enlarge
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Most impressive information IMHO is that the.CTS-V puts down a faster slalom speed with 250lbs more.
        Really surprising.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        What they don't mention in this article is that for and additional $5000 you can bolt a pulley, intake and exhaust on the CTS-V and hav it running high 10 second quarter miles in full trim.
        Not fair to compare factory forced induction to naturally aspirated motors. The same amount of air pushed in will make more power on the M156 due to its higher redline and better heads. It is the better motor but the LSA is easier to modify.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        very impressive comparo by the c63, but like JRCART says, minimal modding will have that caddy wiping the floor with the benz with 5k in mods....then if you wanna up the ante and put say 15k in mods on both cars then your looking at a 1200+whp caddy. LSX + kenne bell FTW Click here to enlarge
        You will not see 1200+ whp for 15k. Built motor, cams, turbos, etc., is going to run you way more than that. But yes, essentially, an LSX can do 2000 whp if enough money is thrown at it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Most impressive information IMHO is that the.CTS-V puts down a faster slalom speed with 250lbs more.
        Really surprising.
        It's an impressive vehicle, no doubt.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You will not see 1200+ whp for 15k. Built motor, cams, turbos, etc., is going to run you way more than that. But yes, essentially, an LSX can do 2000 whp if enough money is thrown at it.

        i was talking about the caddy...not the benz....i dont even want to fathom how much it would cost to make that kind of power in a c63.....0_o
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        i was talking about the caddy...not the benz....i dont even want to fathom how much it would cost to make that kind of power in a c63.....0_o
        I was referring to the caddy as well.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I was referring to the caddy as well.
        not what i was quoted from D3....but thats just parts not labor
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        not what i was quoted from D3....but thats just parts not labor
        I really don't see how they can do 1200 rwhp for $15k.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I really don't see how they can do 1200 rwhp for $15k.
        you have to give up your LSA<-----thats how
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        you have to give up your LSA<-----thats how
        To get what, a built LSX in return? Still, tuning, labor, etc. $15k is a way, way low estimate.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        yup....they quoted me 27k without the LSA trade for built LSX and the KB3.6L.....I mean a 434 LSX is only 2k man....add the parts needed and its 10k....put the blower on and thats 9k...labor will make up the difference
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        some companies are selling built LSX engines for 10-12k with forged internals
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Yup you gotta remember sticky domestic motors enjoy a huge aftermarket which brings the overall cost of things way down. Specially LS motors, although your forgetting that with 1200whp you'll never get down a dragstrip without a decent investment into the drivetrain and a cage. That power maybe useful on highway pulls but that's not really racing. Hell there's a shop by my house called vengeance racing that make some crazy LS motors and they cost less than a new N63 would cost for my 550.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Yup you gotta remember sticky domestic motors enjoy a huge aftermarket which brings the overall cost of things way down. Specially LS motors, although your forgetting that with 1200whp you'll never get down a dragstrip without a decent investment into the drivetrain and a cage. That power maybe useful on highway pulls but that's not really racing. Hell there's a shop by my house called vengeance racing that make some crazy LS motors and they cost less than a new N63 would cost for my 550.
        ^^this
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        and im only looking for 750-800whp out of my LSX Click here to enlarge.....for now
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        yup....they quoted me 27k without the LSA trade for built LSX and the KB3.6L.....I mean a 434 LSX is only 2k man....add the parts needed and its 10k....put the blower on and thats 9k...labor will make up the difference
        $27k sounds more like it.

        434 LSX block is just $2k?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        Yes, but that isn't built for the kind of boost you are talking about. It would need different pistons and to be sleeved.