Cadillac CTS-V Street Machine Rolls with 750 Horsepower

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Full weight Cadillac family sedan runs low 10s on drag radials with the driver riding in the lap of luxury.

The video above comes to us from That Racing Channel on YouTube and it features a wicked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. The car is owned by a guy named Josh, who takes TRC host Javiar Trias for a quick spin in his 750-wheel horsepower, 10-second luxury sport sedan. We even get a look at a great roll race from one of That Racing Channel’s track events, where it takes down a built Nissan Skyline R33.

The Build

The 2009 Cadillac CTS-V sedan in the video above is powered by a built version of the stock LSA V8. The stock engine has been retained, but after starting off as a simple bolt-on car, the owner transformed it into an alcohol-swilling, super-sedan. He added ported cylinder heads, a new camshaft, a ported LSA blower, upper and lower pulleys and all of the applicable bolt-ons, tuning the setup to run on E85 with help from Jeremy at Fasterproms.

750 Horsepower Cadillac CTS-V

With the help of a built automatic transmission, this Cadillac lays down 750-760 horsepower at the rear wheels, allowing it to consistently cover the quarter mile in the low-10-second range. The best run for this built CTS-V is a 10.1 at 136 miles per hour, but Josh puts out that it regularly runs in that range.

Built Cadillac LSA Engine

The Cruise

As the two cruise around in the built CTS-V, Josh puts the hammer down a few times, working to keep the car straight as it spins the tires and dances around on the street. At one point, they use an App to measure how long it takes this Caddy to sprint from 50 to 100 and from 60 to 130. The run from 50 to 100 takes 3.8 seconds and the run from 60 to 130 takes 6.5 seconds, with slightly better grip on the higher-speed start.

Cadillac Beats Skyline

During the video, the owner also talks about his turbocharged Trans Am project while also providing all of the details that we could ask for on this wicked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. They also talk about a roll race with a Nissan Skyline R33, followed by footage of that race from several different angles.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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