With the confirmation of the three new Cadillac’s entering the production line, they have decided to impress the masses with this Cadillac Ciel concept car. Hard to say if this will go into production in the next couple years, mainly because Cadillac has released concepts like this in the past with no follow up. They do however have the new large XTS luxury saloon, the ATS compact to rival the BMW 3-Series, and the all new ELR Coupe plug-in hybrid EV for the green crowd.
The tuners at Hennessey Performance have released this heavily modified Cadillac CTS-V called the Black Diamond Sport Wagon. It actually carries a manual transmission for an extra sporty feel, and the Black Diamond Edition is a special option available from Cadillac dealers. What makes this SUV so unique is paintjob featuring SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. The paint looks almost 3D with the aluminum flakes used to give it that sparkle in the sunlight. Tuning for the Cadillac CTS-V consists of Brembo brake calipers, new satin black rims, and Recaro front seats. Power upgrades on the Caddy include the V700 package along with optional exhaust pipes to bypass the factory muffler.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a Hennessey tuned Cadillac Escalade SUV racing the notorious Godzilla Nissan GTR. This new package from Hennessey Performance Engineering is called the HPE1000, and you probably already figured, produces 1,008 horsepower and 967 lb-ft of torque. The tuning company has twin-turbocharged the 7.0-liter V8 engine to allow the huge luxury truck to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. The factory Nissan GTR can only reach 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds. This Cadillac Escalade can also run the quarter mile in 11.3 seconds at 124 mph. Hit the jump to see the video and be prepared to be amazed.
The one tuning company that knows GM cars and products is Lingenfelter, who have taken the Cadillac CTS-V to the next level. Based in Indiana, the tuners announced the latest package available for the whole series, including the sedan, station wagon, and coupe models. From the factory, the Caddy CTS-V comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 producing 556 hp and 551 lb ft of torque. Lingenfelter comes to tune with a variety of custom mods such as ported LSA cylinder heads and a LPE GT9 ZR1 supercharger camshaft. After the dyno-tune you can see the output is more than 700 horsepower at the crank. Then, the experienced GM tuners tested a manual transmission CTS-V, and were able to accomplish 623 hp and 617 lb ft of torque to the rear wheels. Check out the video.