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 |  Mar 17 2010, 1:46 PM

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Years ago Cadillac was strictly geared towards an “older” generation and market. Nowadays though, the American luxury car manufacturer has set their sights on capturing a market mostly dominated by European sport sedans. The Cadillac CTS-V has been GM’s entry into the luxury sport-sedan market competing against BMW’s M5 and Mercedes-Benz’s E63 AMG. From the factory it pumps out 556-hp and 551 ft-lbs of torque from its 6.2L LSA CTS-V supercharged engine. But given that it’s a supercharged power plant, it’s no surprise that the aftermarket has embraced it with open arms. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is a name that has become world-renowned and legendary in the world of domestic tuning. It would be a disappointment if Lingenfelter didn’t get their hands dirty with the new Cadillac CTS-V.

And dirty they have gotten, with hours and hours of research and design into a new Supercharger Pulley Upgrade Package for the new Cadillac CTS-V. More power means more fun, and this pulley upgrade offers an impressive increase. Lingenfelter’s CTS-V has tested to 630 brake horsepower and 630 ft-lbs of torque. An increase any performance enthusiast would be crazy over. Boost level is increased to 12-13 psi, still relatively safe numbers for the 6.2L. Best of all, the price tag on Lingenfelter’s pulley upgrade is attractive too, especially considering the Cadillac CTS-V tips in at over $60,000. One can be hand for as low as $589.95 retail, labor excluded. For those that just want to drop it off along with a check book, Lingenfelter will do a complete in-house installation, taking possession of the vehicle, testing and a full dyno report before and after the install.

The full press release is available after the jump.

PRESS RELEASE

CADILLAC CTS-V SUPERCHARGER PULLEY UPGRADE PACKAGE NOW AVAILABLE FROM LINGENFELTER PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING

Produces Substantial Horsepower, Torque Improvement

DECATUR, Ind. – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) is now offering a supercharger pulley upgrade package designed to enhance the new Cadillac 6.2L LSA CTS-V supercharged engine.  Lingenfelter testing has shown the installed Supercharger Pulley upgrade kit produces 630 brake horsepower (BHP) and 630 lbs.-ft. of torque for the 6.2 L LSA CTS-V supercharged engine, versus the factory performance of 556 hp and 551 ft. lbs. of torque.  The pulley package also increases boost level to 12-13 psi.

“Our new supercharger pulley upgrade kit produces excellent horsepower and torque improvements, while maintaining a safe level of boost and supercharger RPM,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.  “This is another of our innovative products in which we use leading edge engineering and technology to take a vehicle to the next level.  It’s what we do at Lingenfelter.”

Use of the supercharger pulley upgrade package allows for excellent drivability, and highway mileage is not adversely affected.

The Cadillac CTS-V supercharger pulley upgrade package (part number L250070709) for the 6.2 L LSA CTS-V supercharged engine includes an E-coated black, 8-rib 2.55 inch diameter steel supercharger drive pulley; 8-rib serpentine belt; Lingenfelter solid supercharger isolator coupling; port; and a Lingenfelter air duct kit featuring the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering logo.  Installation of the kit does require electronic control module (ECM) programming, which is available from Lingenfelter as an option.

Lingenfelter offers three options for ordering the CTS-V Supercharger Pulley package: as an out-the-door parts kit retailing for $589.95; as a parts and labor package that allows buyers to send in components for labor work; or as a complete in-house installation package where Lingenfelter takes possession of the car.  All Lingenfelter installations include professional engine modifications, testing and PCM tuning; a chassis dyno report before and after installation; and a certificate of authenticity.

For more than 30 years, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has created a matchless heritage of bringing astounding new capabilities to the world’s most sought-after sports cars.  This legendary record of precision engineering continues today, as the highly skilled Lingenfelter production team continues to target design excellence in engine packages, superchargers and high-performance aftermarket components that refine power, speed and control.  For more information, visit www.lingenfelter.com, contact Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at 1557 Winchester Road, Decatur, IN 46733, or call 260.724.2552.

  • Bob Kahn

    I just purchased a CTS-V. I have a home in San Diego and one in Las Vegas. I have questions.

    1. I realize GM warranty goes when ECU changed but understand a “second” connection can be installed to “fool” the system. True or False? If true, cost and difficulty for someone to install.

    2. Is is “safer” (regards the drive line) to buy the “parts” costing under $600 (excluding labor) or the “package” costing about $2100? What is rwhp gain with eacH?

    3, Who do you recommend that is closest to either San Diego or Las Vegas to represent you and do quality work? Is this difficult, if I know someone who has a shop and does other “aftermarket” changes, i.e. superchargers, cams, etc.?

    Thank you.

    Bob