The Cadillac CTS-V is undeniably two things: Fast, and Heavy. With 556 HP on tap, Co-Founder Mike Brown’s CTS-V can get moving with some serious authority. The saying goes, “Speed Doesn’t Kill, It’s the Sudden Stop That Gets You”, and that holds especially true here – what good is all that acceleration if you can’t slow down?
The CTS-V comes standard with beefy brakes, but since they’re dialed down for a “comfortable street car” sort of drive, the OEM components don’t perform as well as the hardware should allow them to, so upgraded Brakes for CTS-V were the prescription for stopping on a dime in the caddy.
Mike reached out to our friends over at R1 Concepts who hooked him up with a set of custom R1 Concepts E-Line Drilled/Slotted Rotors for CTS-V for the front and the rear, complete with some PosiQuiet brake pads for a thorough brake job.
The install team at ModAuto made quick work of the install, fitting the CTS-V with new brakes in almost no time. While most people know us for bolt on performance parts, we also offer some maintenance services for performance cars like brake service (with performance pads/rotors etc), oil changes (full synthetic) and walnut blasting for BMWs.
Here’s how the R1 Concepts Rotors looked installed.The custom R1 logo adds a unique touch to the brakes.
Here’s how the wheel and brake assembly looked before – drab and blah.
And here’s the “AFTER” shot. Check out how beautifully the new rotors accent the Forgestar CF10 Wheels for Cadillac. We took a walk around the car and snapped a few shots from several different angles to better appreciate the accents. Check it out for yourself in the photos below.
“Talk about a head turning wheel!! The Forgestar CF10 is one of my favorite wheels of all time. I have received so many compliments on these wheels. I have these wheels on my own personal car and absolutely love the way they make my car look. Once I took the boring stock wheels off my car and replaced them with the Forgestar CF10’s, my car had a completely different personality. It was suddenly aggressive, but clean. It was just downright impressive. If you’re thinking about these wheels, just do it, I promise you that you will love them on your own car just like I love them on mine!” – Mike Brown, Co-Founder & CEO
The new brakes from R1 Concepts really complete the look inside the wheel arches, creating a much more polished appearance overall. We love how it came out, and we hope you enjoyed the photos. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next time!
Need brakes for your CTS-V? Want to mod your Cadillac or want to know what CTS-V mods are out there and what they do? Talk to our team of Mod Experts – or ask Cofounder Mike himself what he’s done to his CTS-V by calling us at 714-582-3330or chatting live on ModBargains.com to get expert advice on your build or schedule your install today.
Story & Photos by Nicholas Gregson