Tapout Tuning, L.L.C. specializes in custom tuning for the Cadillac LF4 twin turbo V6 engine found in the ATS-V sedan and coupe. Many have found this engine difficult to tune, or tune properly.
Scott Cook, founder of Tapout Tuning, L.L.C., loves a challenge. So when he wanted “more power” he set about learning everything there was about tuning the LF4 engine. Scott isn’t new to fast cars or tuning. Below is a brief timeline of his experience.
Scott’s father Ron purchased a 1964 GTO new and Scott grew up with this car in the garage. Scott’s been in and around racing since he was four years old.
Scott purchased his first Pontiac at age 15. It was a 1970-1/2 Formula 400. Scott’s next 15 cars were all Pontiacs until GM closed down that division.
Scott’s team at INTENSE set countless quarter mile records. Here are just a few of the more significant milestones:
- First 3800 FWD Bonneville to run 12, 11 and 10 second quarter mile times
- First 3800 FWD Grand Prix to run 10 and 8 second quarter mile times
- First 3800 RWD Firebird to run 10, 9 and 8 second quarter mile times
- First 3800 FWD Regal to run 12 and 11 second quarter mile times
- First 3800 FWD Impala to run 12 and 11 second quarter mile times
- First LSJ FWD Cobalt to run 12 and 11 second quarter mile times
- First L76 RWD G8 to run 10 second quarter mile time
INTENSE hosted nine INTENSE Drag Day private track rental events, bringing in cars from all over the country.
INTENSE was one of HPTuners’ original customers in early 2003 before the product was ever released to the public.
Scott and INTENSE worked with local dyno shops to tune hundreds of GM cars with power adders. They were constantly breaking records and raising the bar to new levels. Their builds and tunes produced the highest horsepower ever for 3800 supercharged engines, 3800 turbocharged engines and L76 engines.
Thousands of ECM tunes were sold via mail order.
Scott sold the company in 2010 and focused on other business ventures.
Even though Scott sold INTENSE-Racing nearly a decade ago, the record books are still filled with cars running INTENSE heads and cams.
Scott purchased a 2018 Cadillac ATS-V and the performance spark was reignited.
Tapout Tuning, L.L.C. was born in 2018 as an LF4 performance company.
As Tapout Tuning continued to grow, we made the decision to offer complete service for the ATS-V platform as well as in-house dyno tuning. Within the same 6 month period, we installed three brand new two-post lifts and an in-ground DynoJet Dynomometer.