• Apr 23, 2008


Click above to view the D3 Cadillac CTS in hi-res

Push comes to shove, the Cadillac CTS is one of the sharpest-looking sports sedans on the market. But that doesn't mean that room for improvement is missing... subjective though that may be. D3 Cadillac definitely sees it that way, and to that end has come out with a full aero kit for the crisp Caddy.

D3's kit places a heavy emphasis on downforce, fitting a front splitter, roof spoiler, deck spoiler and diffuser to be extra sure that the CTS stays planted on the boulevard. The kit also includes a new front end with bigger vents for keeping the engine and front brakes cool, plus side skirts, a shiny new grille and, of course, big ol' rims to cap it all off. A 'Vette-powered CTS-V she ain't, but the D3 kit enhances the CTS' lines and improves airflow for those wanting a sharper Caddy than the ones down at the country club. Check out the info in the press release after the jump and the images in the gallery below for all the angles. We've already asked the models in the shots to move so we could see the car better, but they aren't budging.


[Source: D3 Cadillac via Serious Wheels]

PRESS RELEASE:

2008 Cadillac CTS – D3 Performance Exterior Package

D3 Cadillac, the leader in Cadillac tuning, introduces the new 2008 Cadillac CTS Performance Exterior Package. The exterior enhancements are not only exquisitely designed styling cues integrated seamlessly, they are functional as well. The front grill has a unique jewel like cut on the stainless steel wire mesh that signifies performance & class. The additional openings in the front allow for a larger surface area to induce adequate cooling for the engine compartment. This is important when you start squeezing more performance out of this engine, as heat is a byproduct of making more power. Not only were the factory brake ducts maintained, but the front fascia also introduces double the cooling by adding an additional brake duct pick ups on each side. Notice the angled lip towards the lower edge of the front fascia. This angled edge has been designed and measured for just the right amount of down force without creating too much drag. The side skirts offer a much more complete look and help transfer the styling from the front of the vehicle to the rear without loosing the theme of the design. The rear deck lid spoiler and rear roof spoiler help introduce down force at high speed while keeping the air stable coming off the backside of the vehicle. The rear lower diffuser helps keep the air uniform while passing the underside of the vehicle. While at speed the air is kept moving uniform rather than curling up behind the vehicle, often promoting rear end lift at high speeds.

More information is available at D3 Research and Design (http://www.d3cadillac.com)



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Pimped out car for some pimped out hos.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How much will this kit be?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those old hags should not be rubbing against a Scion, let alone a Cadillac.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah... I'll never understand the "ZOMG ugly!" posts on every gallery of ladies. Dumped recently? Don't take it out on the models. Go, ahead, cry it out. It's OK. That's it. Feel better?

        Then there's the car. ZOMG ugly!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @PJ

        "Crying gets the sad out!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        Old hags? Those girls are in their early 20's. There is definitely nothing wrong with either of them.

        I agree with the less clothes comment though!!! ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see claims of aero improvements, but where are the numbers? Change in downforce/lift? Drag change? Without testing, it's just a ricer kit.

      The girls might not be the best, but anyone who thinks they are ugly needs to stop spanking it in their parents basement, get outside and see what women look like in real life.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Two posts showing off gratuitous eye candy in one day? don't we have a quota for this? Isn't it around 5?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why are ppl commenting on the girls? The girls are pretty average looking--and unfortunately just in the way of the car.

      I really love that CTS look (minus the cheap looking rims), and think that's what the CTS-V shoulda looked like.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because Autoblog is full of sad virgins.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw these pics yesterday on SeriousWheels.com yesterday. Go easy on the girls. If you threw in a bottle of Patron Silver, I would take them both off your hands.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wouldn't think pimps would be that much of a demographic to make it worthwhile for Caddy to build this ice cream bar. I guess it's part of GM's "A car for every sector of the public" marketing plan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I take it that you folks understand that it was yesterday that I saw the pictures!?!

      Not sure if I was thinking about the CTS, the girls or the Parton when I typed that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn, they're fugly, especially that brunette.. and those rims really don't match the rest of the car. They seem to lack taste, something that gangsta wannabes would put on theirs. D3 seems to have gotten confused between a "performance exterior package" and their target audience.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed- the wheels are WAY too tunerish for a Caddy, but the kit actually manages to look pretty clean. I bet it would look fantastic on the upcoming CTS Coupe with a more tastefully chosen set of rollers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jak sie masz? This kind of car can I buy that attract woman?

      Nice! I like!

      • 6 Years Ago
      The ladies should either wear less clothing or move out of the way of the car :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hey, they're trying to keep it tasteful.

        Politically correct, no, but at least tasteful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What car?
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