• Aug 25, 2010
Behind Cadillac's "The Competition" commercial for the CTS-V – Click above to watch video after the jump

Once upon a time – May 9, 2008 to be precise – the Cadillac CTS-V ran the 'Ring in 7:59.32, and just five days later we had video proof of the event. Now that over two years have passed, the feat will leave the geek-o-riffic world of 'Ring time watchers and be shared with the rest of America in a commercial called The Competition.

What that commercial will say or how it will be used to promote this particular bit of rather old and arcane news is to be determined, but we do know what's behind the scenes. If you want to find out, you'll hop on after the jump and check out the three-minute vid with director Jeff Zwart. Yes, that Jeff Zwart...

[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Or you can buy the 10 year old Merced Benz AMG ML like the black Camera car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        We had a normal ML320 98 that thing was a speed demon, that thing must be fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gotta love the CTS-V... it even accelerates faster than a GT500, which is meant more for drag racing than anything else (and for the record, I'm a Ford guy)!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want Jeff's hat.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jeff is a great photographer and videographer. Those of us who read R&T have enjoyed his work for many years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Coool video, thanks!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes please
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree that the CTS is a great car. But forgive me, why are they stating that it's an "American car performing at the highest level on German soil?" Wasn't it a sort of co-op between German and American engineers that was tested over and over on the 'Ring? That's the whole reason it can actually drive and compete now. Or am I fuzzy on the details?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "geek-o-riffic world of 'Ring time watchers"
      Best line I've read in God knows how long.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am such a ring-geek, Sabine Schmidt is my ideal of the perfect woman!
      God I want her bad!
      • 4 Years Ago
      So, are my eyes deceiving me or are they using an M-Class Benz as a camera vehicle and it is on the outside of the karusell?
        • 4 Years Ago
        It is a Benz and it is doing 30 MPG as the Caddy is blowing by if you watch the video.

        It was not a chase vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lol, funny to see an ML as a camera car in a Cadillac commercial.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sure, they should have bought an Escalade in Germany, drill a bunch of holes in it for a camera rig, just to use it one time for one shoot. And then turned around and sold it before leaving, or go to the trouble of importing it back to America and selling it here so they can avoid bloggers' snarky comments.

        ---OR they can just hire a film crew in Germany and not care what equipment they used just as long as the commercial turned out to their satisfaction.
        • 4 Years Ago
        spin cycle is almost certainly right, but it does reflect a certain carelessness that should be addressed going forward.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You can get an Escalade there.

        To be honest, I doubt GM did any of it, they contracted it out and the company used whatever they are most familiar with.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since the SRX is'nt sold in Germany would you expect them to import one just for the filming?
        And I think it's funnier how they showed all the construction shots of the Tundra factory in San Antonio and amongst all those Ford's Chevy's GMC's and Dodge trucks not a Tundra in sight.
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