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Registration is open for the 11th Annual Spring Festival of LX – the single largest gathering of Modern Mopar Muscle in the word. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th in sunny Irvine, CA.
The Spring Festival of Lx's has its roots in Southern California as an enthusiast gathering for the hottest car platform to hit the American car market in years. Starting in 2004 (for 2005 model years), LX first referred to the new generation vehicle platform for the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. For the 2006 model year, the Dodge Charger was added. We now use the Lx designation to generically refer to first generation LX as well as now encompassing the next generation platforms for LX (Chrysler 300), LC (Dodge Challenger) and LD (Dodge Charger).
As a group of SoCal car enthusiasts, our first meet in 2004 consisted of only 4 vehicles. Our next few meets in 2005 quickly grew to approach 100 vehicles. Starting in 2006, we kicked it up a notch and surpassed 300 vehicles with participants from all over the US and Canada. This event has grown every year since and we now expect over 1000 vehicles for the 2016 Spring Festival. As a community and enthusiast event, we have the tremendous support of Chrysler, Dodge and Mopar. We have had many executives in attendance from both the local FCA California Business Center as well as Auburn Hills. The Spring Festival is becoming one of their favorite events as well!
As participants at this event, you share the passion we have for the platform. Through the various online forums and social media channels, we post photos of our cars, our mods and ask questions. The Spring Festival is the place where you will see it all first hand and talk directly to other members that you have become friends with online. You may be a senior member or a newbie, have a full blown modified car or a totally stock car, it makes no difference. If it will be your first event you will not believe how great the people are. This is an experience of a lifetime and those who return year after year will tell you so. We have attendees from all over the USA, Canada and around the world attend. We hope to see you there.
We are back after a nice long holiday break and wanted to start the year off with some good old fashion trash talk! (remember any form of street racing is bad and dangerous and illegal. we are reporting on this because it is newsworthy. we do not condone street racing in any way....OK, i think our lawyers are satisfied).
By Patrick Rall, LxForums Editoriual Staff
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is the baddest sedan General Motors has ever built and for many GM enthusiasts, the LT4-powered CTS-V was the sedan that would steal the claim of being America’s best sport sedan from the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Based on a new video that shows the 2016 CTS-V making a few hard runs against a Hellcat Charger, supercharged Dodge owners don’t have much to worry about when the new supercharged Caddy lines up next to them at a red light.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is powered by a similar 6.2L LT4 V8 as the one in the C7 Corvette Z06, but in the Caddy, the LT4 “only” makes 640 horsepower and 630lb-ft of torque (compared to the 650/650 in the Vette). That is quite a step down from the 707hp and 650lb-ft of torque under the vented hood of the Hellcat Charger, but the Cadillac is more than 400lbs lighter based on factory curb weight ratings. The Charger also has two people in the car, so depending on the size of the driver and passenger, the Hellcat in action here could easily weight 4,900lbs. The Cadillac is just over 4,100lbs and we cannot tell if there is anyone riding shotgun in the CTS-V, but we know that the blown Caddy has a significant weight advantage and that is what gives GM fans hope that it is the quicker of the two American super sedans.
This video shows a factory stock 2016 Cadillac CTS-V and a factory stock 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat making a few head to head runs from a dig and from a roll. While the Charger loses traction on one of the dig runs and lets the Caddy get out to a huge lead before beginning to reel him in, the Hellcat Hemi overpowered the GM LT4 on every other run – often by a pretty significant margin.
Even in a roll race where the lighter Cadillac hops out to an early lead, the bigger power of the heavier Hellcat Charger allows it to quickly catch, pass and walk away from the CTS-V. On one run up to 155mph, the Charger was two car lengths ahead of the Cadillac according to the video details, but that figure almost sounds conservative to me.
Lengths aside, this video shows that the Hellcat Charger is very capable of stomping the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, so those GM fans who buy the $85k sedan looking to beat the $70k Charger, you can expect to spend some money on modifications to have the faster sport sedan.
GM fans will insist that the new CTS-V is the far superior sport sedan on the road course and while that might be the case, I know first-hand that the Hellcat Charger handles itself very well on a track with turns. Ive turned in dozens of laps in the 707hp Charger on a couple different tracks and while I don’t know if it will beat the Caddy – I know that it will put up a better fight than any Charger before it.
More importantly, the ability to tear up a road course really only matters – on a road course. The ability to get around a 2 mile track a second quicker doesn’t translate well to public roads, but the ability to put a bus length or two on a Cadillac from a stop most certainly plays out in the real world for Hellcat owners.
GM may prove that the new Cadillac CTS-V is the more track-capable car, but it appears that the Hellcat Charger is still the king of the sport sedans out on the open road.
I want to personally wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I'd like to thank our vendors who pay to support our high server costs and our members who make the LXForums a regular part of their day. This website started out as a resource to help people have more fun with their cars but it has really turned into so much more. We are a family that stretches across the country and even the world - talking to you my crazy friends in Sweden and the even crazier guys in Iraq (kidding...seriously, ya know I make joke...heehee). I love the fact the guys in Ontario, Canada are so tight with the guys in SoCal. I can go just about anywhere in this country and instantly bond over Mopars and beers with LXF members. At the end of the day that is really the most important thing we are doing here.
We are like a big, sometimes dysfunctional family (I like to consider myself the drunk uncle who snuck you that first beer when you were only 13). Sure we tend to bicker and fight but we also accomplish some truly amazing things from building the baddest cars on the street and track to forging lasting friendships that will far outlast this website. Kicking the sh!t out of Ford and Chevy is pretty fun too.
From our family to yours have a .....
Merry Mopar Christmas and safe holiday season!!
Dodge has really out done themselves this year. You can race your friends on a 1/8 mile drag strip, win a Hellcat motor, meet Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage, and more! This is a great time to be affiliated with the one automotive brand that really "gets it".
... [Read More] **Dodge Owners - You're Invited**We’ve been invited by the Dodge brand to be their guests, Friday Aug 14th, at the Dodge display directly on Woodward Avenue.
5th Annual Woodward Party hosted by Dodge and the LxForums/ Scat Pack Forums exclusively for Dodge owners!
In celebration of the Woodward Dream Cruise the LxForums, Scat Pack Forums and Dodge are hosting an exclusive forums member party on Friday 8/14/15 from 6-9 pm on Woodward Avenue (13 Mile and Woodward)!
- We will be located smack dab in the middle of the Cruise, directly on Woodward Ave, on the best night of the entire event (Friday)
- We will be feasting on food featured by the world famous Vinsetta Garage (one of the trendiest restaurants in the area for you foodies)
- You will have full access to the Dodge exhibit at the Dream Cruise where you can check out their latest and greatest (can you say “here kitty, kitty”?) and rub elbows with the brass from Chrysler. Latest year Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis hung out with us as did Richard Rawlings from Discovery's Fast and Loud. This year we are expecting the guys from the TV programRoad Kill (who will be filming an episode)!
- Live Entertainment (the Rock band was awesome last year)
- Guess Girls
- WRIF (radio station) give aways
- Tee shirt (worth $20+)
- Roadkill Celebrities
- Prime car show parking on Woodward Ave
- We are finalizing a bunch of other cool stuff including SWAG and entertainment. Check back here for updates.
Where: 13 Mile and Woodward Ave, see map here.
When: Friday, August 14th, 6 pm to 9 pm
ATTENTION PLEASE READ:
Space is limited to 150 LX/LC/LD only (Dodge) vehicles. Party is open to Forum members and their guests. You will be mailed a parking pass, wristbands, map and instructions. You must have a parking pass to enter (for those of you from the area you know how crazy traffic and parking is on Friday). There is a zero tolerance if you do not have the proper credentials- you will not get past the Royal Oak police.
We are charging $20 per per person so that we don’t get people signing up to save a spot and then flaking out. I know this is more expensive this year but this price still does not cover our costs (It has taken me so long to post because we've been working the price down). I'll be taking care of the balance.
There are 2 steps to sign up:
1) Go here to register (if you have trouble with the form send me a PM and I will get you access. Site supporters had some issues last year)
2) Go here to pay your $20 per person. (this is per person - Rain or Shine / no refunds)
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