• May 15, 2009
Cadillac's V-Day stunt driving exhibition - Click above to watch the video

Although things are understandably more than bit somber in General Motors' U.S. operations as of late, over in China, the mood is a bit more upbeat. The evidence? Check out this CTS stunt-driving exhibition held last weekend on Shanghai's Formula One circuit.

According to GM's Cadillac Notes blog, some 19,000 fans gathered to watch the show and celebrate the arrival of the CTS-V in China last weekend – this, despite the heat (with temperatures at around 86°, it was reportedly the hottest May 9 in over a century).

In any case, the professional Hollywood stunt team delighted the masses, as did GM test engineer supremo John Heinricy, who (aside from apparently not being all-the-way retired), marked the occasion by setting a record in the CTS-V for the quickest-ever lap (2:32.80) of the course in a production sedan. Heck, even Spider-Man showed up! Check out the high-res hijinks in our below. Thanks for the tip, Scot!

UPDATE: YouTube video of V-Day added after the jump.



[Sources: Cadillac Notes; YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Chinese seem to love GM cars even more than Americans.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seems so too.

        They call it V Day...when there looked to be only ONE V model.....the CTS-V.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Holy Sh!t!! Theres a lady hanging on the muffler?!?

      Seriously a vid would of been nice
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ha, it took me a few seconds to even see her... i thought someone had photoshopped in charlize theron.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome. I demand Vids.
      • 5 Years Ago
      These guys can drive a car on its side on two wheels better than most people can with a car on all four...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well this proves that the CTSv is as good as a Lada!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are these former drivers from the Saab team now that Saab looks to be cut loose ?
      • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        Man the pictures really don't do it justice that vid was sweet. I wish they would've shown them actually getting on two wheels though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very nice but I think those Saab guys are much tighter
      • 5 Years Ago
      The hottest May 9 in over a century, and 3 weeks ago it was 93 in April in Boston. And we want China to drive more cars and we won't do anything at home.

      We are the frogs in a slowly boiling pot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hmm, here in Maine it is forecasted to hit 35 degrees tonight. There may be some degree of global warming, but climate in New England has always been crazy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Never had warm periods when you were young?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nascar? F1? Drifting? No, this is bad ass! I would go and see this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Meh.

      I see this sort of stuff all the time in the DC area. Of course, out here everyone's yapping on their cell phones, and there is actual contact between cars.

      But it's pretty much the same thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Geek, I hear about people bragging about the DC lifestyle of bad traffic/fabricated suburban life all the time...stfu nobody cares

        -Baltimore"


        Oh yeah? Well, I used to live in San Diego, where traffic is simply *bad*. Then I move to the DC area (yes, a H.U.G.E. mistake) where traffic is, like, drop-ya-on-yer-head-stupid-bad.

        So, yeah, DC has idiotic traffic + politicians. What does Baltimore have? The Honfest. And crabs.

        Nyah nyah nyah.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Geek, I hear about people bragging about the DC lifestyle of bad traffic/fabricated suburban life all the time...stfu nobody cares

        -Baltimore
      • 5 Years Ago
      Could someone please explain how in blazes they get the car up on the two side wheels? I understand how it stays there once up, but not once in the video do they show putting it up that way. Perhaps they use some kind of a lift and they do not want to share the uncool part? Or maybe it is something really crazy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        A simple ramp. Drive one side up it. That's a common stunt move for movies. Doing exotic things once it is like that is different.
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