Blacked out 2nd Gen Cadillac CTS-V Sedan With Carbon Fiber Add-ons

Blacked out 2nd Gen Cadillac CTS-V Sedan With Carbon Fiber Add-ons

Gather ’round gearheads, because today we’re embarking on an adrenaline-fueled journey into the heart of American muscle culture with a unique creature of the night – a fully blacked out and meticulously modified 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Gen 2. In the sea of chrome-clad muscle machines that roar and thunder down our highways, this particular beast deviates from the norm. It sports a devilishly sleek drag wheel setup – 18×8 Weld S77 rims up front and beefy 17×10 at the back, combining style with ample traction capabilities.

Sulking in the shadows, it’s a testament to the evolution of the modern performance sedan, embodying the potent combination of plush luxury, relentless power, and undeniable street presence.

Blacked Out Cadillac CTS-V 2nd gen sedan blacked out rear LED taillights

About the Model

As the bona fide king of American luxury performance sedans, the Cadillac CTS-V has built a reputation for its blistering speed, graceful handling, and luxe comfort. At its heart pulses the lifeblood of any muscle car – a formidable LS powerplant.

The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V is armed with a 6.2-liter LSA EATON-supercharged V8, a menacingly powerful engine derived from the legendary LS9 V8 found in the Corvette ZR1. This heritage elevates the CTS-V from a mere road warrior to a racetrack hero, hitting all the right notes for performance car and muscle car enthusiasts alike.

Blacked Out Cadillac CTS-V sedan with custom WEAPON-X Power Extractor Carbon Fiber Hood
WEAPON-X Power Extractor Carbon Fiber Hood.

Even in its factory form, the CTS-V is a monster, churning out a hearty 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque. But the muscle car ethos is never about leaving things stock, is it? The robust architecture of the LSA engine provides a playground for modification enthusiasts, with its deep-breathing heads and beefy bottom end allowing for the kind of power upgrades that would make lesser engines tremble.

Further amplifying its appeal, the CTS-V gracefully merges this raw power with the sophistication of a luxury sedan, boasting a sleek design and a plush interior. The result is a potent blend of performance and comfort that’s hard to resist. A car you can take on a cross-country trip during the day, then thrash down the drag strip at night – an ode to the adaptable spirit of American muscle.

Cadillac CTS-V StreetDrivenPerformance full carbon fiber trunk
StreetDrivenPerformance full carbon fiber trunk

The Feature Car: Black 2013 Cadillac CTS-V

Our featured Gen 2 Cadillac CTS-V represents this spirit to the tee, with modifications that boost its performance, enhance its road stance and tweak its exterior aesthetics while keeping things subtly tasteful. Under the hood, SpeedEngineering headers and an xpipe work in harmony with a Corsa sport catback and a downsized supercharger pulley. These performance mods, in the grand symphony of burning rubber and raw horsepower, allow this beast to roar louder, accelerate harder, and put power down more efficiently.

“This power is kept in check by a carefully tailored suspension setup. KW Coilovers replace the factory units, hugging the road tighter then a frightened toddler to a teddy bear”.

Lowered Cadillac CTS-V on KW Coilovers

Wrapped around the lowered suspension is an exterior with subtle yet effective tweaks. The WEAPON-X Power Extractor Carbon Fiber Hood and a StreetDrivenPerformance front bumper lip/splitter lend an air of aggression, while the full carbon fiber trunk reduces weight and adds to the overall stealthy aesthetic.

“Inside, a StreetDrivenPerformance Carbon Fiber Steering wheel welcomes the driver, mirroring the exterior carbon accents and adding a dash of racing flair to the luxury cabin”.

Corsa Performance Exhaust with custom tips

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2013 Cadillac CTS-V Specs & Mods


  • Weld S77 Rims 18×8 up front and 17×10 on the rear
Weld S77 Rims 18×8 up front and 17×10 on the rear.
Weld S77 Rims 18×8 up front and 17×10 on the rear.


  • KW Coilovers


  • WEAPON-X Power Extractor Carbon Fiber Hood
  • StreetDrivenPerformance Front bumper lip/splitter
  • StreetDrivenPerformance full carbon fiber trunk


  • StreetDrivenPerformance Carbon Fiber Steering wheel


  • SpeedEngineering headers/xpipe
  • Corsa sport catback
  • Pulley’d down

Modified and blacked out Cadillac CTS-V sedan on Welds


In conclusion, this 2013 Cadillac CTS-V is a reflection of where the American muscle culture stands today. It effortlessly combines raw power and track-ready handling with luxury and aesthetic upgrades, all while staying true to its roots.

This beast serves as a remarkable example of how a performance sedan can be fine-tuned and transformed, pushing boundaries, and proving that muscle cars, in their modern iterations, are far from being a dying breed. Instead, they continue to adapt, evolve, and leave their bold tire marks on the ever-changing landscape of car culture.

Gen 2 Cadillac CTS-V sedan with blacked out custom mesh grille, silver emblem and low stance

Watch the progress and find out more about this Cadillac CTS-V project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @6.2_dk!

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