Cadillac CTS-V Sports Car Measures G-Forces
When talking to non-coaster fans (like friends, reporters, and TV producers) I’ve compared the forces you encounter while riding in a car to help describe some of the sensations you experience on roller coasters. My five year-old daughter, already a student of Coasterology, recently noted a brief moment of air time while riding in our Honda Odyssey.
Cadillac’s luxury sports car, the CTS-V, has something that looks like a lateral g-force meter. I’m not a car driving enthusiasts, so I’m not sure why this would be cool to have. I’m guessing it’s because sports cars should be able to corner really well and it’s fun for drivers to see how the car handles through really tight turns. That’s just a guess. Feel free to enlighten me if you know more.
The g-force meter isn’t a new feature and it looks like it’s been on this car for at least a few years. I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while. A well-placed commercial at the beginning of a Theme Park Review YouTube video reminded me.
I wonder if a dealership would let me test drive a CTS-V knowing that I’d just be doing so to take it around a few tight turns. The price tag for these puppies is a lofty $65,000!
Here’s a short promo video from Cadillac on their g-meter: