The days when 1,000 horsepower cars were nothing more than myths and figments of our imagination are long gone. These days, they’re bringing thrown around like water balloons on a hot summer afternoon. Okay, it still doesn’t happen as often, but you get the point.

Over the past few days, we learned that two Cadillac CTS-V Coupes headed to the ultimate showcase of automotive excess, the SEMA Auto Show, will serve notice to the aftermarket industry that these bad boys are not be messed with. We already covered the V1000 Martin a few days ago so now it’s time for us to introduce the ’Le Monstre.’

As the work of the "D3 Group," the CTS-V Le Monstre takes its name from the 1950 Cadillac Coupe Series 61, a car that competed in the 24 Hours of LeMans way back when in the 50’s. Fast forward six decades later and the namesake will surely make its predecessor proud.

This Cadillac sports coupe was named ’Le Monstre’ for a reason, and that reason takes shape through a heavily modified 6.2-liter LSA V8 engine that was turned into 7.0-liter engine with matching upgraded internals. The result is a powertrain that packs a walloping 1,001 horsepower and 1,000 lb/ft of torque. Ay, caramba!

To allow the car to look and handle as well as it should given the significant spike in output, the D3 Group also gave the CTS-V Coupe a a stealthy Matte Black wrap courtesy of Wraptivo, a custom wide-body kit, an upgraded chassis and suspension system, and a new set of 20" wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes T1R UHP tires.

Talk about living up to your ’Le Monstre’ monicker.

  • 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Le Monstre by D3 Group
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    V8 engine
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    7000 L
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  (458) posted on 01.11.2012

This car look like a sports car, the exterior is so simple and the interior too. The platform is already striking with aggressiveness because of it’s powerful engine specifications.

  (858) posted on 12.21.2011

This car looks like a sports car; the exterior is so simple and the interior too. The platform is already striking with aggressiveness because of its powerful engine specifications.

  (594) posted on 11.14.2011

Sorry to say, but for some reason, I’m not so impressed on its exterior detailing, but when it comes into its engine specification, I can say that it really captivates my attention. I bet it could give a great speed performance on it.

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

This one is more looked like a sports car than an SUV car, but anyway, I could say that it is already very striking on that platform, and I’m so impressed on its powerful engine specifications.

  (459) posted on 11.2.2011

With its V8 engine that can deliver 1,001 horsepower is really impressive on this one. I bet it could surely give a better performance on it. I’m just curious if this one is an SUV or a race car?

  (317) posted on 11.1.2011

Is it on a matte color? Anyway, I can say that, it is quite impressive in its aesthetic design, and I’m glad that it had a striking engine and powerful horsepower that I bet can give a better performance on it.

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