Archive for December, 2014
In late Summer 2015 the all new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V with 640 HP will be hitting show floors. The CTS-V will be the most powerful vehicle to launch in the prestigious 112-year heritage lifespan of the Cadillac brand – it will also be the 3rd generation of the V-Series which began just a decade ago with the first generation CTS-V. With the aforementioned 640 HP and 630 lb-ft of torque this CTS-V is going to be placing itself into the conversation of the luxury exotic category. With more power than the competing BMW and Mercedes the CTS-V is capable of outstanding performance without suffering in luxury and comfort. Featuring a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds this powerful 6.2L supercharged V8 engine will be an enormous boost in performance, and with a track honed setup to match the aggressive styling and features, the 2016 CTS-V will have German tuned sedans and coupes feeling a little nervous – and rightly so.
The interior will be fitted with Recaro seats, matte-finished carbon fiber trim and suede microfiber accents to accompany a host of advanced safety and luxury comfort features. “With the performance the new CTS-V is capable of delivering, the interior needs to be as functional as the other vehicle systems” - Andrew Smith, executive director, Cadillac Global Design. Inside those Recaro seats will be 20-way heated and ventilated seats and Navigation through Cadillac’s CUE system with bluetooth and wireless inductive phone charging. Amazing technology meshed with the performance you could expect from a touring car championship series the CTS-V will be a sure hit when it hits show floors late next Summer.
Stay in tune with our blog for more information on the upcoming 2016 CTS-V as well as the 2016 ATS-V. We will be providing video coverage from the North American International Auto Show in January on our YouTube Channel at youtube.com/morriesauto.
For more information check out the official Cadillac Press Release: http://bit.ly/1sQwfhq
This Saturday, December 20th, Pause 4 Paws will be located at our Minnetonka Subaru location to help consumers get involved with their fundraising program. They’ll also be bringing along a group of their furry pals to help pass the time.
We all want to spend more time in our garage right? I do, but no matter how much you try to keep bare concrete clean it never really seems to work and frankly it just doesn’t look good. There are a couple of common ways to spruce up your garage floor: epoxy coating or a floating floor tile. In the hunt to find something to dress up our ~4300 sq. ft. of a warehouse space, I took some time to research these 2 choices. I know 4300 sq. ft. is bigger than a typical garage, but the tips for deciding on what works best is the same for a 1 car garage all the way up to a warehouse with the amount of space we have. More >
This past opportunity I traveled to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California to participate in the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill. To the unfamiliar the 25 hours of Thunderhill is America’s longest endurance sports car race and its become an end of the year tradition for many racers. The race regularly attracts racers from across the country and beyond. This years event had 55 vehicles entered ranging from Mazda Miata’s to factory supported cars like the Acura ILX to sports races like the Radical SR3.
I was invited to race with Mazda who brought a trio of diesel powered Mazda6s that were purposely built just for this race. Since the Mazda6 is not available with a diesel in the United States, Mazda started with three Russian Spec cars and built them up from there. Two of the cars were driven by Mazda dealers with the third driven by a foursome from Mazda North America.
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It’s the holiday season and the race is on to buy the perfect gift for everyone in the family. We know you all have that specific person that’s always a challenge to buy for, especially if they’re a car enthusiast. Our team here at Morrie’s Automotive Group scoured the net and found the best holiday presents for the car lover in every family. Lets run down the list! More >
For many Minnesotans’ December marks the beginning of a long, cold winter. For auto enthusiasts December marks the beginning many months counting down the days until the roads are clear and we can bring our cars back out to play. As an enthusiast and amateur racer I generally fall into this group, however not so much this December. You see, this weekend I get the unique opportunity to race in America’s longest endurance sportscar race, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.
To the unfamiliar the 25 Hours of Thunderhill is an endurance race held at Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California. This famous endurance race gives amateur and professional drivers alike one more chance for glory before the end of the year. Don’t let the location fool you though. While daytime temperatures can inch towards 60, nighttime temperatures dance in the 30’s. This year professional drivers include Nascar champion Kurt Busch, Indy legend Al Unser Jr., endurance series regular Anthony Lazzaro, Audi R8 LMS driver Dion von Moltke, World Challenge champion Randy Pobst, Kyle Marcelli, Davy Jones, and Mike Skeen to name a few. Simultaneously, an equal if not greater amount of amateur level racers will share the track, all in cars ranging from Mazda Miatas to Porsche GT3s to factory built prototype racecars.