Originally Posted by 330CIZHP
That is a bad example to quote. It has been discussed extensively. It was really a GM market fest. Nothing more.
Young amateur 21 year old Cooper with little seat time was able to take his M3 sedan around faster than every other car including 3 CTS-V, M5, RS4, Evo X etc., one of which was driven by Bob Lutz.
That caught completely GM off-guard and at the very last moment to save face decided to bring in their professional developer/driver of the CTS-V just to beat Cooper's time. They called him the "secret driver". It does not get anymore apples to oranges than that.
It was one of the most lame and pathetic display of marketing I had ever seen.
trust me--as someone who has driven both cars extensively, and driven monticello. you, or I or any professional, will get a faster lap time there in the V. and the margin won't be tiny...
and there were several CTS-v that got faster times than cooper--driven by amateurs