Official Concept Vehicle of MSD Ignition
The MSD-V is the latest concept vehicle from MSD Ignition. Starting with an ‘05 Cadillac CTS-V is indeed a head start since these are great performing cars from the factory. But, when our gearhead engineers and team at MSD get done with this one, look out. The MSD-V will capitalize on the modern muscle appearance and back it up with the late model performance technology of MSD and our aftermarket partners.
Not only is the MSD-V going to stand out flying the company colors, but it will also be packing a powerful punch! A supercharged 408 c.i. LS-2 based engine from Nickens Performance will be fired by MSD’s powerful Multiple Spark Coils through 8.5mm Super Conductor wires. To handle the timing and rpm demands of the 700-horsepower, the new 6LS Ignition Controller will be wired in for advanced control over the ignition curve, retards and rev limits.
To handle all of this new torque and horsepower, the MSD-V will be receiving a healthy dose of suspension and driveline upgrades from Hotchkis and BMR Fabrication. Of course, tires and wheels will be a huge consideration in both performance and the overall expression that the MSD-V emits. The car will be able to cruise to a track day or a drag strip for an afternoon of fun, yet still get you home or to the office. Late model performance is all about multi-tasking, and with the help of MSD’s technology and our aftermarket partners, the MSD-V will achieve all the goals.
The MSD-V will be loaded with the latest ignition technology from MSD, along with the advanced components from our sister companies Racepak and Superchips. Racepak’s new G2X GPS based Data Logger will be installed with its display heads up so lap times and information can easily be recorded and reviewed during track days. Superchips and their partner, HP Tuners, will be instrumental in providing the performance calibration for the increased fuel and air demands of the blown 408 cubic inch power plant.
We're scheduled to have the car back in El Paso for assembly and detail work by the end of the week.
Here is picture of our own custom intake for the supercharger as the one supplied in the kit bottomed out on the V's factory sheetmetal.
Here is Rick Bennett milling the intake to accept our custom fuel rails.
With the motor back in the car, everything is falling into place.
The V is getting tune dialed in before it's departure to the 2006 Power Tour.
The satin black rims give the MSD V a menacing look!
Note the custom MSD billet brake master cylinder with MSD V logo.
Here’s a view at the gorgeous Kooks headers mating up to the Corsa exhaust. You can also see the boost referenced Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator and filter down below.
Here's a view of the MSD Laser Gauges on the MSD V. The first one is a dual sweep boost/fuel pressuge gauge while the second one is an oil pressure/temperature gauge.
The Multi-Sparking Coils fire the boosted LS-2 effortlessly.
The Procharger looks right at home in the MSD V!