From firsthand experience, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and its 556 horsepower supercharged LSA V8 engine drives like a wild lion trying to escape a shoe box. But some look at that power figure, and find it laughable. In turn, they engineer their own take on the CTS-V Coupe and add around, oh… say, another 450 horsepower. That’s exactly what D3 did.
The makers behind the epic “Battle Wagon” ripped out the *ahem* feeble LSA in favor of a 7.0-liter LS7 V8 with a 3.6L supercharger system. D3 didn’t go into much more detail as to how they extracted 1,001 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from this GM small block, other than to say that the performance upgrades were “extensive.”
D3 did note however that Le Monstre will utilize Toyo Proxes T1R UHP summer tires for the road and Toyo Proxes R888 competition tires for those inevitable track days, which will hopefully be good enough to stay hooked up to around just over 1G. Oh yeah, and it looks like it crafted from nightmares. But would you rather have Le Monstre, or the V1000 from Hennessey Performance Engineering?