Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits Now Available for the 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V (V3)


Cadillac's third generation CTS-V somehow manages to contain 6.2 liters of supercharged brute force within a practical, luxurious, and fleet-footed package. It clearly benefits from platform and engine sharing with the Gen.6 Camaro ZL1, but at 4200 lb., it's also a good bit heavier with the extra doors and length tacked on. Pushing this sort of weight around a road course, at the speeds made possible by 640 horsepower, requires massive braking power to rein things in before every corner. The factory brake system addresses the vehicle's weight with a correspondingly large amount of mass in the rotors and calipers. But as usual, the stock parts just aren't as effective or efficient on a track as dedicated racing components.

Fortunately, at Essex we've already developed Radi-CAL Competition Brake Kits for the Camaro ZL1, and we can now confirm they bolt straight onto the 2016-2019 CTS-V. Our kits feature track-proven components that will better absorb and withstand elevated temperatures, and they are significantly lighter than the stock items as well. For example, our largest system shaves over 25 lbs. of unsprung weight vs. the OEM brakes, and our smaller systems save even more! We offer our 390mm front kits with either a 54mm or 62mm radial depth, with the larger D62 kit being recommended for cars with significant power mods, slick tires and/or aero upgrades. Learn more in our blog article, "Gen.6 Camaro / ATS-V / CTS-V Buyer's Guide." Links to the kits and more info can be found in the table below.

Model Year 2016+ CTS-V (V3) 2016+ CTS-V (V3)
Essex/AP CP9668/390 Essex/AP CP9668/390 HD D62 OEM Front OEM Rear Essex/AP CP9450/365
Caliper CP9668-2S7L/3S7L Six Piston CP9668-2S7L/3S7L Six Piston Six Piston Brembo Four Piston CP9450-2/3S4L Four Piston
Weight no Pads 6.9 lbs. 6.9 lbs. 11.2 lbs. 5.4 lbs. 4.85 lbs.
Piston Sizes 27.0mm x 2 27.0mm x 2 30.0mm x 2 28.0mm x 2 26.9mm x 2
31.8mm x 2 31.8mm x 2 34.0mm x 2 32.0mm x 2 31.75mm x 2
38.1mm x 2 38.1mm x 2 38.0mm x 2
Mounting Type Radial Radial Lug Lug Radial
Pad thickness 25mm 25mm 17mm 15mm 16.75mm
Disc CP7177-206/207GC CP7177-208/209GC OEM OEM CP5775-214/215GA
Type 2-piece floating 2-piece floating 2-piece floating 1-piece 2-piece floating
Weight 21.4 lbs. 24 lbs. 32 lbs. 26.3 lbs. 16.7 lbs.
Diameter 390mm 390mm 390mm 365mm 365mm
Thickness 36mm 36mm 36mm 28mm 30mm
Radial Depth 54mm 62mm 82mm 54mm 42mm
No. of Vanes 72 72 Pillar vane Pillar vane 72


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