Le Monstre found at Toyo booth

Nov. 3, 2011

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is displaying four customized vehicles in its booth (#43097) at the 2011 SEMA Show, including Le Monstre, a one-of-a-kind 2012 CTS-V Coupe from renowned Cadillac tuner, The D3 Group. 

Le Monstre features a matte black wrap by Wraptivo and a custom wide-body. It rolls on 275/30ZR20 and 345/25ZR20 Toyo Proxes T1R UHP summer tires.

Le Monstre gets its power from a 427 CID engine fed by a 3.6L supercharger system cranking out 1,001 hp and 1,000 ft.-lbs. of torque. This special edition Cadillac features competition track ready suspension and an upgraded chassis. The D3 Le Monstre is a tribute to the 1950 Cadillac Coupe Series 61 (that car was dubbed Le Monstre by the French media), which competed in the 1950 24 Hours of LeMans, piloted by American driver Briggs Cunningham. The D3 Le Monstre Cadillac will compete in Time Attack during 2012 road racing season, Toyo notes.

The D3 Cadillac Tuning Program is the world’s only full line tuning program for Cadillac. Many of the company’s tuned Cadillac vehicles use Toyo Proxes UHP tires.

“We are excited to debut Le Monstre in our SEMA Show booth,” says Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “The addition of this remarkable D3 Cadillac helps demonstrate the quality, performance capabilities, and diverse range of fitments manufactured into our line of Toyo tires.”

In addition to the D3 Le Monstre, the Toyo Tires booth is showcasing three other vehicles. The WALD F10 Black Bison, a tuned 2011 BMW 5 Series by Wald International of Japan which is equipped with 20-inch Toyo Proxes T1 Sport UHP summer tires; the Street Concepts Ford F-150 Raptor equipped with 20-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires and a “Snow Camo” vehicle wrap; and the Toyo Tires Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes custom Dodge Durango Heat Edition 4x4 outfitted with 22-inch Toyo Proxes ST II high performance tires. 

Show attendees can enter to win the Durango by scanning a QR code at the Toyo Tires booth or going online to www.toyotires.com/sweepstakes.

For more information, see the company’s website at www.toyotires.com.

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