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Mar 03, 2014

D3 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe with CEC Wheels

Sub5zero.com featured a great article and photo set about the D3 Cadillac Widebody CTS-V Coupe. Below is an excerpt:

The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is already pretty aggressive straight from the factory. But that didn’t stop the folks at D3 Cadillac from introducing some visual enhancements to take the car from street bruiser to heavyweight champ. The aesthetic tweaks include wide-body flares, a front spoiler, front competition splitter, double-sided carbon fiber ventilated hood with a carbon fiber rain guard, side skirts, carbon fiber air foils and a rear diffuser. A complete black-out package and a massive APR GT500 wing rounds out the look of this CTS-V Coupe by D3.

The donor CTS-V Coupe started out as the $70,000 Black Diamond Edition so, with the tri-coat paint already stunning, no spray booth action or wrap was needed. For those interested in how Cadillac achieved this look, the SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment in the paint is facilitated by a process which takes aluminum flakes and encapsulates them in magnesium fluoride, a substance similar in many ways to glass. The paint creates a diamond-esque sparkle when it catches the light, hence its name.

The wheel choice and stance plays just as much into the overall striking look of this CTS-V as anything else. CEC c885 wheels with matte black centers featuring a transparent red outer step lip were sourced as the rims, which are shod in Pirelli PZero Nero rubber. The staggered fitment measures 21 x 10.5 in front and a whopping 21 x 14 in back to help this Caddy put the power down on the pavement.

Speaking of power, no D3 project would be complete without extensive tuning and this wide-body CTS-V Coupe is no exception. The factory supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is no slouch, putting out an impressive 556-horsepower and taking the honor of being “the most powerful ever offered in Cadillac’s nearly 106-year history.” That didn’t stop D3 from adding 340+ horsepower by way of the D3 tuning parts bin, which included a Stage 2 intake, supercharged lid spacer, upper and lower pulley as well as heavy-duty heads and cams.

They also sourced a full exhaust system including headers and Xpipe from Stainless Works; dropped in MSD wires and NGK plugs; and introduced a methanol fuel delivery system. With the signature D3 dual mapping E85/91 octane with methanol, the car is good for 900+ horsepower.

This is yet another remarkable build from the folks at D3 Cadillac. With GM transitioning the lineup of vehicles and D3’s close ties to Cadillac, we’re definitely looking forward to their next masterpiece!

Fro more information, please visit D3 Cadillac or contact a CEC Representative today.

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