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2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Le Monstre with 1001hp set for SEMA

D3 Cadillac and Toyo Tyres are preparing a special 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Le Monstre for the 2011 SEMA Show next week, with an engine boasting 746kW (1001hp).

Just looking at the preview image, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Le Monstre certainly gives off the impression it’s packing 1001hp, with its matt black paint. The rest of the body consists of a D3 Cadillac wide-body bodykit with front and rear bumper bars and spoilers, as well as green/yellow highlights.

The Toyo Tyres part of the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Le Monstre includes a set of 275/30 front and 345/25 rear Toyo Proxes T1R UHP summer tyres wrapped around 20-inch alloy wheels.

As for the engine, the only detail that has been revealed so far is that it will be a stroker version of the standard 6.2-litre supercharged V8, taking capacity to 7.0 litres. Other components on the engine are expected to feature D3 Cadillac revisions as well.

In factory form the engine produces 415kW of power and 747Nm of torque, enough to enable the CTS-V Coupe to smash 0-100km/h in around 3.9 seconds. We can only imagine what this stroker version will do.

The package will be unveiled in full at the 2011 SEMA Show on November 1. Stay tuned for plenty of 2011 SEMA Show coverage in the coming week.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.