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2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe with D3 Stage 4 Tuner Power Kit Featured at SEMA

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Cadillac CTS-V with D3 Stage 4 Tunner Power Kit Featured at the 2012 SEMA Show
Cadillac CTS-V with D3 Stage 4 Tunner Power Kit Featured at the 2012 SEMA Show
The 2012 SEMA show featured plenty of factory and independent performance tuners. But no matter how hard one looks, it is hard to find many tuners who are recognized by Cadillac. Only one such company exists, and that is D3 Group.
D3 Group's Matthew Harber Said They Utilize a K&N Air Filter on Every D3 Intake
D3 Group's Matthew Harber Said They Utilize a K&N Air Filter on Every D3 Intake


Celebrating 10 years as a member at the SEMA show, D3 Group became a centerpiece for attention with its sleek and sexy 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The car was clearly well thought out prior to the show.

"It takes creativity in design, fabrication, installation and many hours of hard work," D3 Group's Matthew Harber said.
SEMA  Showcased CTS-V with K&N Air Filter
SEMA Showcased CTS-V with K&N Air Filter


D3 Group has a combined 30 years of experience with project vehicles that aided in the creation of the CTS-V that caught so many people's attention at SEMA. The goal of the team of designers at D3 is to build on what the manufacturer's started.

"Our specialty is taking off where the manufacturer left off. Keeping the manufacturers design in mind, we enhance lines, color, stance and more to make a vehicle stand out in the crowd."
Cadillac CTS-V Featured at the SEMA Show
Cadillac CTS-V Featured at the SEMA Show


And boy did the CTS-V ever stand out. The Matte Green wrap drew fans and industry executives in, but the impressive collection of D3 parts is what kept them huddled, starting in amazement at the meticulous work put into each piece.

The D3 Stage 4 Tuner Power Kit was of particular popularity. The kit includes a D3 Air Intake system, NGK TR6 Spark Plugs, MSD Insulated Spark Plug Wires, a D3 Ultracooler with a 20 gallon-per-minute Intercooler Pump, Kooks Stainless Steel Headers and X-Pipe, Corsa Axle Back Exhaust and of course, D3 Performance Tuning.
Matte Green Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at the SEMA Show
Matte Green Cadillac CTS-V Coupe at the SEMA Show


On top of all of the tuning upgrades, D3 Group installed another half-dozen custom suspension upgrades as well.

D3 Group utilizes the K&N RC-5148 Air Filter on every D3 Intake.

"We use K&N because it's the best air filter on the market," Harber said. "(D3) started using K&N in 2005 because it is a superior product and has the ability to be used for the life of the vehicle without failing."
SEMA Featured CTS-V Coupe with Impressive D3 Upgrades
SEMA Featured CTS-V Coupe with Impressive D3 Upgrades


Harber said D3 Group is not resting on it success from SEMA. They plan on launching a new ATS program this year as well as trying to continue building on the D3 brand. With the success of the 2012 CTS-V Coupe, it is hard to believe D3 won't achieve their goals.

They might even surpass them.

A couple other interesting Cadillacs at SEMA would be High Xpectations' matte black Cadillac CTS at SEMA 2012 and Carlos Campbell's 1966 Cadillac DeVille at SEMA 2011

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