German auto tuner and car wrap specialists, Cam Shaft, have taken a decidedly foreign approach on their next project. Instead of using one of the many local vehicles coming from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Porsche, Cam Shaft went for a car that calls the land on the other side of the pond its home: the high-powered, svelte-looking Cadillac CTS-V.

In getting the American sports sedan, Cam Shaft decided that upgrades were in order, especially to the CTS-V’s powertrain and exterior. So they went out and re-tooled as much as they could on the car, giving more power to a car that already has 564 ponies worth under its hood. In addition to the upgraded powerplant, Cam Shaft also set out to make the car stand out from other sports sedans, by wrapping the CTS-V’s exterior body in a matte white foil.

The result is a car that’s as stunning as it is powerful: a noteworthy combination of style and substance all rolled into one awesome package.

Details after the jump.

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V by Cam Shaft
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  • Engine:
    6.2-liter V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    630 horsepower
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Exterior and Interior

2011 Cadillac CTS-V by Cam Shaft Exterior
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Known for being one of the best car wrappers in the industry, Cam Shaft wasted little time giving the CTS-V a dress up in the form of a matte white foil. This wrap clearly adds a touch of class and simple elegance to a car that has quite a monster running under its hood. Cam Shaft is also offering an optional upgrade of adding more of its matte white wrap on the visible parts inside the doors.

Apart from the matte white finish, Cam Shaft also gave the CTS-V a total of 25 chrome parts - including the car’s rims – all of which were likewise spray-painted in a matte black finish to complement the matte white body.


2011 Cadillac CTS-V by Cam Shaft Exterior
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From a stock 6.2-liter V8 supercharger-induced engine that produces 564 horsepower, Cam Shaft Tuning upgraded the CTS-V’s overall performance numbers by adding a new compressor kit courtesy of Wait4Me. They also installed a larger polished air intake, remapped the car’s ECU software, and increased the boost by 0.4 bar. The result of all of these upgrades and modifications is a CTS-V that sees its horsepower output jump from 564 hp to 630 hp.


2011 Cadillac CTS-V by Cam Shaft Exterior
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Each of the modifications come with its own set of price tags. The full matte white foil finish will set you back €2,250 ($2,972). The deplating and repainting of the 25 chrome parts in matte black will set you back €3,250 ($4,294). Finally, the compressor performance kit is priced at €3,800 ($5,000).


2011 Cadillac CTS-V by Cam Shaft Exterior
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The Cadillac CTS-V is America’s answer to Germany’s BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, two cars that are being prepped with new engines of their own. Seeing as perception often skews the truth, a lot of people might shun the CTS-V because of the esteemed competition it belongs in – the M5 and the E63 AMG are universally regarded as two of the best sports sedans in the world. But to underestimate the American sportster is not knowing what this car is all about. It may not have the esteem of a BMW or a Mercedes, but the CTS-V is one car that nobody should be sleeping on, especially now that it’s got a tuned-up program from Cam Shaft Tuning ready to make it faster even more powerful than ever before.

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  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

It looks so decent on its body paint. Moreover, I love the fact that it has an impressive and awesome engine which could truly give a nice and remarkable speed on it.

  (630) posted on 10.3.2011

Clean and calm ambiance as you look at the car. White might look plain but its component bring much purity and beauty to the car. I’m starting to fall into Cadillac cars, though still I’m hoping to see more of its designs and unique concept.

  (412) posted on 03.11.2011

The only difference is the price. German tuners has somewhat superiority over the other manufacturer! There tuner would appeal to be more appealing.

  (745) posted on 02.8.2011

Far as engine modifications, turned the German company, a company called “Wait4me. The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan by Cam-Shaft kit includes a number of powers to play with 6.2-liter V8 compressor and adding more air and optimization of ECU

  (134) posted on 02.8.2011

One thing I hate about caddy’s, is they tend to fall a part quick and ware and tare shows during its first 2 years. My final test is for its reliability in hot climates…. It beats Germans as the temp is steady and it’s A/C doesn’t fade in high temperatures. I still drive a German though

  (247) posted on 02.8.2011

I appreciate the effort, I drove the sedan version of this car and let me tell you, it will give an M5 a run for its money being half the price… The suspension is very impressive for an American car, yet it is soft on road bumps and will not break your back riding it through pot holes and bumps.

  (830) posted on 02.7.2011

you quickly realize there are two types of car people. Those that want performance, and those that want the "look" of performance (whatever that is). The ones with big black wheels tend to fall in the second category.

  (676) posted on 02.7.2011

Noburgers, black wheels are not great. On a select few small cars, it looks sporty. On larger luxury based sporty cars, it looks cheap. I do realize beauty is in the eye, but drive around LA and you will see Bentley’s with 24" black wheels and polished lips.

  (727) posted on 01.25.2011

The result of all of these upgrades and modifications is a CTS-V that sees its horsepower output jump from 564 hp to 630 hp.

  (340) posted on 12.16.2010

Being a car wrap expert, Cam Shaft started out by masking the car’s bodywork in a matte white finish. It then applied a matte black tape on all chrome accents found on the CTS-V including the grille and window surrounds.

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

looks promising and a good performer on track. but the last model of cts is hell a gas guzzler one... and I hate it i would rather drive my 2006 M3.

  (806) posted on 12.14.2010

performance is very disappointing, there are other tuners out that will easily get those numbers by changing the supercharger pulley and a ecu tune. and for a lot cheaper

  (69) posted on 12.14.2010

Unfortunately, the Cam Shaft did a good job in simplifying the shape. I say unfortunately because the car looks now like an Renault-Dacia Logan smiley (which costs probably 10 times less)

  (151) posted on 12.14.2010

Yet another simple black and white, which on a snowy season you will have extremely hard time to see it. Maybe they should of called it the white ninja or something.

  (765) posted on 12.13.2010

The German Cam Shaft aftermarket developer has created a tuning package for the American saloon, playing with both the car’s exterior and its powerplant.

  (555) posted on 12.13.2010

dang this car is quite so simple but yet it still has the killer looks of a sports car. but I’m pretty sure it needs front fin and lip rear diffuser to deal with those 630 Horses under the hood.

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