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Lingenfelter is world-renowned for pushing the limits on horsepower and their new engine package for the 2009-2011 Cadillac CTS-V (and new CTS-V Coupe) is no exception to the rule. Providing a turnkey package to CTS-V owners, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering offers 623-rwhp and 617 lb-ft of torque at the wheels in a manual transmission CTS-V.
The performance package is as comprehensive as one can get which includes removing the stock powerplant from the vehicle and overhauling it for extreme power. Much of the work is done in the head, with Lingenfelter’s CNC port & polish while swapping in new valves, valve springs and retainers. Helping aid in producing high end horsepower is Lingenfelter’s GT9 camshaft.
Lingenfelter then focuses on providing additional fuel to go with the extra boost thanks a 2.55-inch diameter steel supercharger drive pulley. New injectors are installed and the entire package is tested to perfection on a dyno with extensive ECM tuning.
The complete package comes with Lingenfelter’s 2 year, 24,000-mile warranty.
Official press release and video available after the break.
Perhaps a somewhat unusual entry at this year’s Kustoms of Motorama show in Long Beach, is Wild Cad, an Australian built custom ’59 Cadillac, owned by Down Under custom car builder Mario Colalillo and his wife Catriona, from Harrington Park, a Sydney suburb. The car features a custom built chassis by local fabricator Terry “TJ” Wood and is powered by a 454 cubic inch (7.4-liter) Chevrolet big-block V8. It also sports a chopped top, Thunderbird seats and modified ’59 Chevy dash. Colalillo says he’s got around $200,000 in the paint alone.
The car made its debut at the 2010 Sydney MotorEx back in July and at the time of this post is now on it’s way across the Pacific, where it will debut at the Kustoms of Motorama – an event which Mario hopes will help find his car a new home. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Metallica front man James Hetfield and even Shaquille O’Neal have apparently expressed interest in acquiring this one of a kind, custom built, right-hand-drive Cadillac.
[Source: Born Rich]
Based out of High Springs, Florida, Droptop Customs is a specialist in converting coupes to convertibles. The newest creation to their line of products is Cadillac‘s CTS Coupe and we have to say there’s a sort of sporty elegance to the final product. We’ll have to wait for this year’s SEMA show to see it in person, but given their track record we’re confident that it’ll be a solid conversion.
And even better are the expectations Droptop Customs has, anticipating to sell around 3,000 of these babies a year. The conversion will consist of a fabric soft-top that will retract into a space above the luggage compartment. Droptop Customs states that the aerodynamics have not been modified – but seriously, who cares if you’re getting a convertible.
We’ll keep our eyes open for the completed deal at SEMA this year.
GALLERY: Droptop Customs 2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe Convertible