Ed Driscoll

I'm In Your Dashboard, Checkin' Your Driving!

AKA, Big Brother gm-logo-3is watching you drag race. When did OnStar, General Motors’ remote diagnostics system, begin their Pre-Crime Unit? They called a specially-tuned Cadillac CTS-V after it pulled .99 g on a drag strip, notes Autoblog.com, complete with video:

On its way to doing the 1/4-mile in 11.07 seconds at 128 mph, a Hennessy-tuned 700-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hit .99 longitudinal G as it left the start line. By the end of the run the phone inside the car was ringing, and it was your friendly neighborhood OnStar representative wondering “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” Ok, not quite… but they did have some questions:

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Considering that OnStar is now a subsidiary of Government Motors, that seems more than a little creepy. On the other hand, at least you can still get GM cars capable of such performance. But for how long?