Apr 14th 2010 8:58PM Sam you need to proof read and do a little more research next time. No car ever has 556hp and 551tq at 1500rpm; twice as fast as idle?! More like 6100rpm 556hp and 3800rpm 551tq. The large LS V8 is notorious for its bottom end torque thus 3800rpm is very early to achieve maximum torques. Because the engine is a LS V8 (gm; corvette) its been developed for a long time and imo is the best overall V8 especially considering value. ALTHOUGH you failed to mention the car weighs 4200lb which is almost a ton more then a ZR1. How big is a ton? 2009 CTS-V performed 7:59 at the legendary Nurburgring (high speed track) , the same as a 1996 Nissan Skyline GTR (280hp) LOL. Mind you the skyline is not good for high speed tracks! Don't tell me you forgot about the M3; embarrassing! Bottom line, M3 is the benchmark of ALL front midship vehicles and you would be way better off buying that then a GM. It is not the winner of all the cars, just because some engineers tried to make it good, doesn't mean they blew the competition apart; you don't think BMW and everyone else tried too!? In my opinion, the BMW looks better in every way, performs better and holds good value. They all have their pro's and cons and the CTS-V is still a great car, just your article was way off and you need to look further into what the CTS-V is competing with rather then looking at only performance figures as comparing vehicles; because you would be surprised to see American vehicles look best on paper; but its the further comparisons that you see they are on par, ahead or behind their competition.