Cadillac let Joe Biden Down but America Still Wins

05.13.16 - Joe Biden

The Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden bet a member of his press pool that the Cadillac CTS-V would be the faster car to reach sixty mph when the Caddy was put up against the Tesla Model S P90D. This sounds like a sure bet as the Cadillac CTS-V is one of the sportiest and fastest Cadillacs ever made which means this car can be taken to the track to compete with the sports cars we know and love on the market. There was more to the logic used by the VP for this bet as he happens to be a bit of a gearhead.

It’s interesting what you can learn about some of our public figures and how strongly they feel about different items and products. The Vice President happens to love muscle cars and in particular Corvettes. He’s a huge fan of the new Z06 and used this logic to expect the Cadillac to be the faster of the two cars when it came to this sprint. His logic was sound as the Cadillac CTS-V is powered by the 640 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine that is also found in the Corvette Z06.

Whether the VP took the EV of the Model S into account or he simply thought there was no way an electric car could beat out a the beastly power the Cadillac offered is uncertain. What we do know is the VP bet on the Cadillac, which sounds like it could be a great bet, but unfortunately for him the Tesla Model S P90D was faster by two tenths of a second. While that doesn’t seem like much the fact that the Tesla can instantly have maximum torque and power for use makes this car one that would outrun nearly every sports car and not just a luxury car with a sports car engine.

How much did the Vice President have to pay up? This bet was only for $10 but you can bet the member of the press pool from the New York Times won’t let him forget this bet for a long time. You can also bet that the Vice President will spend more time reading up and learning more about the Tesla cars now that he has seen one lose him a bet. This bet was obviously for more than a mere $10 bill, it will certainly give that pooler the bragging rights over the VP for quite a while.

How do we correct such a wrong? In reality there is no wrong here to be corrected as both cars represent high class American luxury that is impressive to witness and wonderful to admire. If Cadillac wanted to correct this injustice they could add an electric motor to the CTS-V or tune the engine up to the level of the Corvette to unleash every bit of the power that it could provide, but that probably won’t happen, I guess the VP just needs to do his homework before betting on a car next time as technology is moving at lightning speed in the automotive industry.

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