: New CTS-V Coupe from Kuwait



Q80
05-06-13, 09:43 AM
Hey guys,

So i just bought my V Coupe and I'm from Kuwait. When I checked the Specs it said 609hp but I know that it makes 556hp so the salesman was like yeah that 556hp to the wheel and 609hp crank. So i was a little confused so was hoping maybe someone from the forum could clear that up? I thought it made 556hp crank? I asked a buddy of mine and he was like cause we live in the gulf where its hotter the V's are equipped with a bigger inter cooler hence the increase in hp. TIA

PS

Attached is my new V!


Faisal

hulksdaddy
05-06-13, 09:47 AM
Here in the States, 556 is at the crank. My guess is that is your number as well. :)

Congrats on the new ride! :thumbsup:

Q80
05-06-13, 09:53 AM
Thanks!! Really excited gonna be picking it up later on this week will definitely post some more pics!

DCV
05-06-13, 10:26 AM
Bigger intercooler does not increase HP. It just allows you to run hotter and keep the same level of boost till it heat soaks. So it sustains the HP, but does not add to it.

OldRoadDawg
05-06-13, 03:57 PM
Hey guys,

So i just bought my V Coupe and I'm from Kuwait. When I checked the Specs it said 609hp but I know that it makes 556hp so the salesman was like yeah that 556hp to the wheel and 609hp crank. So i was a little confused so was hoping maybe someone from the forum could clear that up? I thought it made 556hp crank? I asked a buddy of mine and he was like cause we live in the gulf where its hotter the V's are equipped with a bigger inter cooler hence the increase in hp. TIA

That topic was discussed on this forum about 3 years ago. You can read about it at this old thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-performance/208221-wtf-middle-east-cts-v-got.html

Feel free to believe what you want, however, scroll down and read post #49. The poster is named 'Mikels' - as in Dave Mikels, a GM power train engineer.
The same guy who was interviewed in this article: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_and_future_cars/2009/0806_2009_cadillac_cts_v/viewall.html

My vote would be that he had the best knowledge on this subject since he was involved in the development of the engine.

Q80
05-07-13, 03:53 AM
That topic was discussed on this forum about 3 years ago. You can read about it at this old thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-2013-cadillac-cts-v-performance/208221-wtf-middle-east-cts-v-got.html

Feel free to believe what you want, however, scroll down and read post #49. The poster is named 'Mikels' - as in Dave Mikels, a GM power train engineer.
The same guy who was interviewed in this article: http://www.automobilemag.com/new_and_future_cars/2009/0806_2009_cadillac_cts_v/viewall.html

My vote would be that he had the best knowledge on this subject since he was involved in the development of the engine.



Thanks for your help!! I'll take the power engineer's word for it :cool: