There comes a time in every man’s life where one is forced to “settle down” – that usually means selling the sports car – and either buying some kind of sport sedan with some practicality, or giving up on life entirely and buying a Minivan or something. The CTS-V wagon is every reason not to. It’s a glorious thing that Cadillac allowed this thing to hit production – it’s practical and impractical all at the same time.

And about the longroof – a lot of guys will turn their nose down at a wagon, but you know, there was a time in America where having a wagon was nothing to be ashamed of– hell, the wagon is an INSTITUTION of manliness (I mean come on, driving a Mercury Town & Country Squire caused the driver to spontaneously grow a full beard), and this particularly nasty Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is here to remind us of just that. Recently Mod Expert Blake helped fit this beastly longroof with a set of fresh shoes to match its pissed off personality.

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Forgestar F14 Bronze Burst 19×9 ET38 SC / 19×11 ET56 DC /Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Michelin PSS 255/40-19 / Mickey Thompson 305/35-19 Rear

First things first, this ain’t no Soccer-Mom fitment here – this is a setup for the hairy-chested and unafraid – the extremely aggressive rear fitment takes some modification to work – but like any manly endeavor, the payoff is certainly worth the effort. Blake set up this CTS-V with a set of Forgestar F14 Wheels for Cadillac, 19×9 ET38 Semi-Concave up front with a beefy 19×11 ET56 Deep Concave rear. The F14s are powdercoated in Bronze Burst, giving the car a great contrast to the A6 White Diamond finish. The car also sits lower than stock courtesy of a set of Eibach Pro-Kit Springs for CTS-V – a favorite of V owners, Co-Founder Mike runs a set of Eibachs on his own V. To get the fitment perfect however, a set of spacers were needed – 11mm up front, 15mm in the rear.

Let’s get a closer look at that fitment.

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Forgestar F14 Bronze Burst 19×9 ET38 SC / Michelin PSS 255/40-19

The front Wheel fitment isn’t super aggressive, and that’s fine if you don’t want to have the front end in the ground as you’re hauling ass around town.

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As we said, this rear fitment is not for the faint of heart. There’s just the slightest bit of gap and the wheel fills out the fender perfectly.

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Forgestar F14 Bronze Burst 19×11 ET56 DC / Mickey Thompson 305/35-19 Rear

The rear needs modification to pull off this sort of fitment, but if you’re the type to buy a CTS-V wagon in the first place, the words “lack of aggression” probably don’t describe your personality.

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Forgestar F14 Bronze Burst 19×9 ET38 SC / 19×11 ET56 DC /Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Michelin PSS 255/40-19 / Mickey Thompson 305/35-19 Rear

This CTS-V wagon is also a hell of a lot more potent than your standard CTS-V – a normal V boasts 556 horsepower or so, but this monster belts out a whalloping 707HP, making its “whiplash” moniker more of a warning than a nickname. Powering up the car is a 102 NW TB, a 102mm Ported Snout on the Supercharger, ID1000, a 2.55 Upper 9.5 Lower Pulley, managed by a Norcal Box (V2). Of course, to breach 700whp you need mechanicals too – a set of Frankenstein LSA Heads and a BTR Stage 3 Cam belch spent fuel into the air through a set of Stainless Works Headers for CTS-V with Catless Midpipes. You might notice a lack of performance mufflers. Who needs mufflers when you have a set of QuickTime Performance Electric Exhaust Cutouts to open wide when you’re hauling the mail, or close down when johnny law pulls up beside you at the stoplight.

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Forgestar F14 Bronze Burst 19×9 ET38 SC / 19×11 ET56 DC /Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Michelin PSS 255/40-19 / Mickey Thompson 305/35-19 Rear

The interior’s also been fully upgraded with a Recaro / Alcantara Wheel and Shifter, black Suede Headliner, Black Brushed Dash Trim and a full LED bulb conversion, making the car as nice inside as it is outside.

All of these mods together make for a car that’s good for a devastating 707whp + 666wtq to the rear wheels, making those Mickey Thompson rear tires a necessity – and that same car will take you, the wife, three kids and the dog to wherever in record time in both style and comfort, thanks to a little help from Mod Expert Blake.

Thanks to Whiplash for letting us share this insane CTS-V with you all, we hope you enjoyed the photos.

Interested in modding your Cadillac? Need something installed? Talk to the Mod Experts like Blake (x8011 for Blake), give us a call at 714-582-3330 to chat with our team of experts or stop by the ModAuto showroom in La Habra CA during business hours (8-5 M-Sat) and talk to our experts in person.

Thanks for reading, see you next time!

Story & Photos Nick Gregson
Original Photos Courtesy Whiplash

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