The Cadillac CTS-V is a beast right out of the box, but this particular example takes it to a whole new level with just a few choice mods. What level is that, you ask? Well, how does 1,000 horsepower grab ‘ya? That’s what this thing is running, with methanol injection and few other surprises to make it an absolute monster on the street, as seen in the following feature video.
The current owner bought this Cadillac CTS-V four-door with about 20,000 miles on the clock in 2019, and even though it shot up in value, he knew he wanted to make it quick, rather than make a quick buck.
“I like rare stuff,” says owner Kevin Torres. “Everyone’s got a Ford Raptor, everyone’s got a Hellcat. I was just like, I want to get something where you don’t really see [it] too often. And you don’t really see too many of these.”
Straight from the factory, the CTS-V’s supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine is pretty stout, throwing down 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. However, Torres wanted more – much more, in fact, but getting there wasn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, this Cadillac CTS-V retains the stock block and bottom end, and even the stock supercharger. The blower, however, was ported by Kong Performance, while a new cam, ported heads, methanol injection, a new intake, and a new exhaust up the power considerably.
The end result is 820 horsepower and 799 pound-feet of torque at the wheels, which the owner estimates to be around 1,000 horsepower at the crank. Not bad for a car that tips the scales at just under 4,000 pounds. Up next, the owner is planning on installing a kit to convert the LT4 to port injection and “go full E85” in terms of fueling, adding even more power.
Exterior mods are relatively minor, with the addition of an aftermarket front lip, new side skirts, and a small wing on the trunk, as well as a chrome trim delete and new running gear from Weld Racing. Speaking of the wheels, this Cadillac CTS-V is now running beadlocks in the rear sized at 17 inches by 10 inches, wrapped in Mickey Thompson ET Street R rubber, plus 20-inch by 4-inch skinnies up front.
Check out the full feature video below: