: Featured Vehicle: The Executive Hot Rod by D3 Cadillac



Dr. Design
06-22-11, 11:21 PM
Project Name: The Executive Hot Rod
Platform: 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

Build Concept -

The build concept for the Executive Hot Rod was to allow for the most power the CTS-V could comfortably make without compromising the vehicles professionalism. The result is an awe-inspiring 720 WHP allowing for an incredible ride for the driver and its 3 passengers.

Specs:
720 Wheel Horse power
775 FT LBS Torque @ rear hub

Interior and Accessories
* Suede Headliner
* D3 Luxury Plush Floor Mats
* D3 Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
* Entertainment Sound System Upgrade
* 8000K HID Head Light Upgrade
* 8000K HID Fog Light Retrofit
* Smoked Tail Lights + Reflectors
* D3 Carbon Fiber Wingblade Spoiler
* D3 Roof Spoiler

Suspension / Chassis
* D3 Competition Springs
* D3 Competition Sway Bars
* D3 Chassis Bracing

ULTRACOOLER / Efficiency Upgrades
* D3 ULTRACOOLER | BMF Heat Exchanger
* D3 20 Gal/Minute Intercooler Pump Upgrade
* D3 Competition Radiator w/160 Thermostat
* D3 Transmission Cooler w/Setrab Core
* D3 Oil Cooler
* D3 Differential Cooler

Wheels / Tires / Braking
* Forgeline MD-3pc Gloss Black Center / Chrome Lip 209.0 Front
* Forgeline MD-3pc Gloss Black Center / Chrome Lip 2011.0 Rear
* Pirelli Rosso Asymetrico 255/35/20 Front
* Pirelli Rosso Asymetrico 305/30/20 Rear
* ALCON 2pc 370 x 34mm Front Rotors
* ALCON 2pc 365 x 28mm Rear Rotors
* Porterfield R4S Brake Pads (Front + Rear)
* Amsoil Brake Fluid
* D3 Steelflex Brake Lines

Tuning Equipment
* D3 Air Intake
* D3 Stage 3 Pulley Kit (17 PSI)
* D3 Supercharger Lid Spacer
* D3 Competition Head Package w/Premium Valve Train Components
* D3 Stage 2 Competition Camshaft
* MSD Spark Plug Wires
* MSD Coil Packs
* NGK Spark Plugs
* Kooks Headers
* B&B X-Pipe
* B&B Rear Exhaust
* D3 Competition Torque Converter
* D3 Performance Tuning
* D3 Billet Torque Converter
* D3 Transmission Tuning



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQqdxhcoBY
http://www.d3cadillac.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/d3-cts-v-sedan-the-executive-hot-rod-01.jpg
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http://www.d3cadillac.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/d3-cts-v-sedan-the-executive-hot-rod-09.jpg

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

DoingOK
06-22-11, 11:24 PM
Very nice execution.

SleepTight
06-22-11, 11:37 PM
Hate the roof spoiler. Did D3 do any aerodynamic testing on that or is it purely cosmetic?

haterinc
06-22-11, 11:53 PM
I like it

neuronbob
06-23-11, 12:29 AM
What a savage beast. I am a fan of D3's work and they simply executed this very well.

Well done, D3!

Busabob
06-23-11, 12:37 AM
Love it! I would have done all black gloss wheels and all the chrome trim pieces except the caddy crests F/R.

Very nice!!

jwa999
06-23-11, 12:58 AM
Price?

vseries
06-23-11, 01:06 AM
Sick ride , More pics/info on the chassis bracing please!

laynrockers
06-23-11, 02:30 AM
That exhaust is just DIRTY !! Does the B&B package / Cold air do it. Or do the headers make a significant difference.

NC_Cadzilla
06-23-11, 05:41 AM
sounds wicked

thebigjimsho
06-23-11, 01:43 PM
Nothing like a little humility. And some added adjectives...

SecretWeapon
06-23-11, 01:47 PM
It is nice to see a vendor innovating and bringing new ideas and concepts to the community. It keeps things interesting. Nice job.

Ross L
06-23-11, 04:57 PM
I like it all! just enough chrome. Perfect stance.

RippyPartsDept
06-23-11, 05:49 PM
if it was my money i'd forget about the roof spoiler and go with different wheels... and probably stick with the stock springs too...

but that's about it...

Overall a sweet Executive HotRod!

:thumbsup:

PhxTriode
06-23-11, 05:51 PM
Nicely done Dr. D

buddyg
06-23-11, 06:19 PM
AWESOME!!!

Need some action video, burnout, drive by, street kills, etc, etc, etc...

Dr. Design
06-23-11, 07:47 PM
Hello,
This is a custom build, so we do not have "package" pricing available. It is a unique blend of some of our power/competition kits bundled together with suspension/interior/exterior/etc..


Price?

vseries-
Chassis Bracing - We should have a formal release on that in a few weeks. There will be a new post for that.

laynrockers
Exhaust - The sound is a result a little more than just the headers and the air intake. We do have a cam/heads/17psi/etc... running through the exhaust also...

buddyg
Action Video - Customer car.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Rule12b
06-23-11, 08:59 PM
It would be nice to see the upgrades in grouped stages that would make sense to add as you go. Start stage one, then 2, etc in affordable (well, whatever that might mean) steps taken in sensible increments.

Dr. Design
06-23-11, 09:28 PM
Hello,
Yes it will make it much easier. Please note on our website we have grouped them in various power levels to allow for easy ordering. You can see those packages listed here: http://www.d3cadillac.com/products/cts/2009-cts-v-sedan/performance-tuning

Please let us know if there are any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac



It would be nice to see the upgrades in grouped stages that would make sense to add as you go. Start stage one, then 2, etc in affordable (well, whatever that might mean) steps taken in sensible increments.

concorso
06-24-11, 10:48 PM
Forget the wheels and roof spoiler, and the 'upgraded' 8000k lights :P....Other then that, thats quite the fantastic car!

vseries
06-26-11, 11:18 PM
Hello,
This is a custom build, so we do not have "package" pricing available. It is a unique blend of some of our power/competition kits bundled together with suspension/interior/exterior/etc..



vseries-
Chassis Bracing - We should have a formal release on that in a few weeks. There will be a new post for that.

laynrockers
Exhaust - The sound is a result a little more than just the headers and the air intake. We do have a cam/heads/17psi/etc... running through the exhaust also...

buddyg
Action Video - Customer car.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

Thanks Doc I am interested is seeing the mounting points and maintaining the integrity of the chassis over time. Any thoughts on a rear strut brace??

Thanks

Dr. Design
06-27-11, 04:45 PM
Hello,
Please see the provided image:
http://www.d3cadillac.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/D3-Chassis-Bracing.jpg

This is the same system we run on our track car.
http://www.d3cadillac.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/d3-team_heavyweight_racing-the_bor-05.jpg

As for the rear strut/shock brace. There are a few things that we are working on that might address that. Fortunately it is not a huge issue on this platform.

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac


Thanks Doc I am interested is seeing the mounting points and maintaining the integrity of the chassis over time. Any thoughts on a rear strut brace??

Thanks

vetkila
06-27-11, 06:34 PM
Any front hood options yet?

Dr. Design
07-19-11, 11:15 PM
Obviously a little late to the party. But here is a quick video we put together on this vehicle build. Please let us know if there are any questions.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAs47smR2Zs

Thank you,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

cbloveday
07-19-11, 11:33 PM
I was wondering about your oil cooler. I did not see any information or price on your site. Can you PM me a price and a little info?

I have Laryngitis or I would call.

PRICELESS
07-20-11, 12:23 AM
Wow !!