With the supercharged 6.2L LSA V8 mounted up front, the second-gen Cadillac CTS-V is an absolute rocket ship, throwing down an impressive 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque. Nevertheless, there are some owners out there that inevitably want more, and now, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is assisting in that endeavor by offering up this Lingenfelter Reinforced Intercooler Brick.
For those who may be unaware, Lingenfelter has been churning out go-faster General Motors products for decades, regularly pushing the limits with high-horsepower applications and impressive performance figures.
Now, this Lingenfelter Cadillac CTS-V Reinforced Intercooler Brick helps owners achieve their speed goals by enabling higher boost levels with the supercharged 6.2L LSA V8 engine, as achieved via aftermarket pulley combinations.
The Lingenfelter intercooler brick is produced using 6061 aluminum end plates, which are hand-welded to new GM take-out cores and offer greater strength than the factory intercooler components. As a result, Lingenfelter says that the new component can handle boost levels in excess of the eight psi produced in stock tune, although maximum boost levels are not listed.
Pricing starts at $349.95, plus a $100 core charge, as listed on the Lingenfelter website. Lingenfelter adds that the core must be in good, usable condition, and that “damaged / defective cores will not be accepted.” Please also note that this component was designed for use in the 2009 through 2015 Cadillac CTS-V model years, which come equipped with the supercharged 6.2L LSA V8 engine.
It’s also worth mentioning that anyone looking to extract even more performance from their Cadillac CTS-V can turn to Lingenfelter’s complete engine packages, the most impressive of which produces more than 700 horsepower and costs $11,349.
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