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Old 15 Mar 2008, 09:01 pm
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Acura TL 06 with tiptronic or a CTS caddy with a sports performace button both automatic the TL has a 5 speed shift (if i shift)and the CTS has a 4 speed shift (if they shift)
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 09:16 pm
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The new CTS will tear it a new one. With the old model it will be close with the CTS pulling ahead at first(because of the RWD) and the TL catching it.
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 09:31 pm
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yea..cts will get a head start..den the tl will catch up and win...but the g35 will win dem both.
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 09:46 pm
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how many times are you gonna ask this stupid question? just race and find out!
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 10:01 pm
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the acura TL would definitely win. first of all, its light compared to the "tank". Initally, the TL would pull away because of the front wheel drive, which gets a big gain on a rear wheel drive car. Then, it will still be ahead because the CTS does not have a great continuous acceleration. in the end, the TL does 0-60mph in 5.9 while the CTS does it in 6.8. This is the CTS V6. THe one with direct injection does 0-60 in 6.1. If you compare the V8s, then the CTS is faster, 5.6. I have my own 2007 acura TL. not much difference compared to the 06, except that they tuned it a bit, added fog lights, and made it louder haha
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who cares?
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 10:31 pm
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CTS-V will blow off Acura with a 0-60 in less than 5secs!
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Old 15 Mar 2008, 10:46 pm
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The TL should win by a small margin (assuming it's a 3.6L, pre-'08 CTS, and NOT a CTS-V)...The TL has a slight advantage in the HP & weight department, but is at a disadvantage in racing from a 'dig' due to its FWD design. Here again, Acura's 5 speed auto would be an advantage over the CTS's 4 speed (I didn't verify it was only a 4-speed...are you sure?). FWD designs suffer when launched under power because the car's weight shifts rearward...the front end wants to lift off. The problem is that it's the front wheels that you need glued to the ground to provide traction. So FWD cars suffer from more wheelspin on launch. I mentioned on the other post (re how to race against a CTS) that it would be better if you could agree to racing from a rolling start, where your wheelspin problem will mostly go away.Also, I would not use your 'Sport Shift' feature unless you've practiced with it a lot...it's too easy to mis-time your shifts...the transmission's processor shifts rather slowly in the SS mode. Consequently there's a bigger risk to pushing the RPMs while in 2nd gear up into the rev limiter (I've done it on my '06 TL), and if you do that, the computer kills half of your fuel injectors....it's a good way to lose a race. I'd just let the transmission do the shifting & you'll be fine. Also, don't forget to turn the VSA off, or the computer will also rob you of HP if you experience wheelspin.
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