Twin Turbo Cadillac CTS-V Goes Racing from a Roll and Dig

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CTS-V takes a few losses, but it also grabs a few wins, as do some high performance Chevys.

The video above comes to us from the Night Owl Racing YouTube channel and it is chock full of fantastic street racing footage, featuring a wicked-quick Cadillac CTS-V and some other monster GM products. We get to watch this twin turbo Caddy take on a few competitors from a roll before heading to a desolate side street for some thrilling dig racing action.

Roll Racing

The video begins with the Cadillac CTS-V taking on a stock C6 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The two go on three, with the C6 jumping out to an early lead, but the Caddy quickly catches and passes, blowing the sports car away at roughly 135 miles per hour.

Cadillac Versus BMW M5

Next, the boosted wagon takes on a Nissan 300ZX, once again trailing early before blasting past the boosted import. The two go head-to-head again, this time with a Civic that has no place in the race. On this second run, the Nissan gets the jump pulls out to a decent lead before lifting.

Random Cars Dig Racing

After the highway roll racing, we head to the dig racing portion of the video, beginning with a Fox Body Mustang jumping out and walking away from a C6 Corvette.

Mustang Versus C6 Corvette

Next, we watch what looks to be a 1965 Chevy II Nova taking on a 4th generation Camaro, winning with ease, followed by a close race with the silver C6.

We then watch a handful of Mustang pairings head down the track, and while the action is messy, no one crashes and all spectators were unharmed.

Nova Versus Corvette

CTS-V Goes Digging for Gold

Finally, we get back to the good stuff, with the twin turbo Cadillac CTS-V taking on a BMW M5 following burnouts by both cars. When the starter signals the two to go, the BMW jumps out to an early lead as the Caddy comes out easy, but once the LSA-powered wagon hammers down, the M5 takes an embarrassing beating.

After a couple more clips of Camaros and Corvettes racing, the CTS-V takes on a Pontiac G8. It looks like a race that the Caddy could win, but when the Holden sedan comes tearing out of the hole, it proves to be too much for the wagon.

Cadillac CTS-V Versus G8

Finally, the video ends with two Ford Mustangs racing and one has to lift when the back end comes around, serving as a fitting finish to the video. Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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