Blue Devil Caddy: A 600-hp Cadillac CTS-V?

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Hmm. Motor Trend is divining some automotive tea leaves, or smoking them. In the mag's latest tree scrape, they say a 600+ horsepower Cadillac CTS-V is on the way. Lock up your vice presidents of accounting, this one could be a psycho killer. It'll piggy-back, engine wise, on the upcoming super Corvette, whose blown V8 has been the subject of wide speculation. MT's calling for a supercharged version of the Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 producing 700 horses. That goes against the predictions of others, who've said Chevy will use GM's 6.2-liter, lest all that force-feeding of air rend the LS7 into an automotive Caligula. Whatever block it uses, the Caddy's kit would be detuned somewhat. This beast of a CTS, it's said, will appear in 2009, sporting flared fenders, Brembo brakes, an aero kit and tighter steering. Bob Lutz has already said the next CTS-V would "suck the doors off a [BMW] M5." Something like this could suck the bolts out of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This should happen, even if it doesn't.


Blown! Next CTS-v gets 600-horse supercharged V-8 [Motor Trend]

Spy Photos: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V [internal]

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Mike Spinelli

More on the LSX from Super Chevy:

"For those interested in big nitrous systems, large superchargers, or twin turbocharging, the LSX is the block for you. One of the most groundbreaking features is the six-bolt-per-cylinder design. An additional fifth and sixth head bolt have been added to increase the clamping force of the head onto the block's deck surface so that high compression applications (such as 45-plus psi of boost from a forced induction combination) doesn't literally lift the head off the block. According to GM Performance Parts: "The additional fifth and sixth head bolt holes have been added for boosted and high-compression engines. All six bolts per cylinder are on the same bolt diameter for better gasket sealing and clamping."…