1100+ HP CTS-V
Anyone who knows Josh Elam knows that nothing is ever fast enough for him and that was the case with his second Cadillac CTS-V. This black diamond CTS-V was purchased new from Bud Davis Cadillac in Memphis, TN to replace his previous 2009 white diamond CTS-V which was purchased by a customer after Josh took him for a ride in it. That car, pictured below, made 820 HP and helped Josh and his crew learn the ins and outs of the second generation CTS-V platform.
The typical first modification for a second gen CTS-V is an upper pulley but Josh, being the nitrous lover that he is, opted for a Nitrous Express nitrous system. With the nitrous kit, Josh was able to get the car into the 10s his first trip to the 1/4 mile.
Josh soon did the typical stage 1 modifications:
- 2.5 Upper Pulley
- Solid Isolator
- 100mm Tensioner
- Dynospeed Racing Heat Exchanger
- Spark Plugs
- Fuel Injectors
- Dynospeed Racing Custom Tune
With his quest for speed never being over, Josh soon went with a forged bottom end, custom grind camshaft, Trickflow heads, Alkycontrol methonal injection, Dynospeed Racing ported supercharger, American Racing headers and mid-pipes, and Nitrous Express S.A.F.E. stand alone fuel cell. These modifications, which combined with the modifications from Stage 1, make up the Dynospeed Racing CTS-V Stage 5 package.