Not everyone wants a flashy sports car as their fun weekend ride. Some people have business to attend to or functions to appear at where turning up in something like a red Corvette, for example, would be a bit juvenile and inappropriate. This is why the Cadillac CTS-V exists – so you can still give off the appearance of a mature grown-up while enjoying the cheap, juvenile thrills of mashing the accelerator in something with a supercharged V8.
The General Motors LS engine experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering recently featured an upgraded Cadillac CTS-V with an unassuming appearance. There’s no black wheels, carbon accents 0r large spoilers on this build – just the stock alloy wheels, black paint and brush metal trim. This car would go largely unnoticed in office building parking lot (unless you count yourself as a V-performance fan) but would take down just about anything in a roll race thanks to Lingenfelter’s upgrades.
Lingenfelter has slapped this car with CNC ported and polished cylinder heads, new sodium-filled intake valves, new valve springs, a Lingenfelter hydraulic roller camshaft, a ported and polished throttle body, a new electric fuel pump with a voltage booster and much, much more. The result? An absolutely ridiculous 800 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque. Best of all? That power isn’t made thanks to some shady bolt-on modifications – there’s some real old school engine tuning on display here.
Lingenfelter’s 800 hp upgrade kit for the Cadillac CTS-V will cost just over $20,000, not including the cost of the donor car, obviously. Normal installation time is about 6 to 8 weeks with prior notification, the tuning company says, and it is offered with a 2 year/ 24,000 mile warranty for the added components. The upgrade package is not California emissions legal, so sorry about that, Cali-based GM fans.
More details on this Lingenfelter Cadillac CTS-V upgrade package are available here.