Topspeed.com has reports of a 7:59.32 around the Nurburgring. This is quite a feat for a production sedan, certainly for anything wearing the Caddy badge. Apparently, Cadillac.GMblogs.com will soon have video of the CTS-v’s lap. evo magazine’s Jethro Bovingdon has been tweaking and tuning an older BMW M3 GT for a number of months in hope of a sub-8 minute lap around the Ring. Last I checked, he hadn’t succeeded.
Then again, Nissan has taken the GT-R to a 7:29 lap. The CTS-v is a real looker and the base car already showed great potential. The Good Car Guy discovered that on General Motors’ test track in Michigan. Further to the CTS-v’s lap is one GM engineer’s belief that the new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will beat any production car on any track. The fact that GM’s speed division achieved a 7:59 with a CTS makes that statement almost believable.
Nurburg is home to one of the world’s most famous racetracks, 13-miles of the most demanding tarmac on Earth. Formula 1 Grand Prix’s have run on a separate section than that used by automaker testing since the older portion was deemed far too dangerous. You could hope for a quick time around the 73 or so turns for 21 euros.