Grip Tuning Forms Strategic Alliance with Martin Technologies To Build High Profile Performance Vehicles


Rochester Hills, MI… Grip Tuning, through the global resources of parent company, Core-Tech, is pleased to announce a partnership with world renowned Michigan based engine builder and race car developer – Harold Martin.  Martin is recognized for developing OEM based cars focused around “Extreme Elegance” for the ultimate in street performance.


Grip Tuning and Martin unveiled their first joint project the Martin V1000 on Saturday, August 20th during the Woodward Dream Cruise at a private VIP event in Birmingham, MI. The Martin V1000 is based on the Cadillac CTSV Coupe and features a specially designed Grip Tuning body kit. This unique, one of a kind car is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and quarter-mile ETs of 10.9 seconds at 137 mph.  


This high performance specialty vehicle is based on the stylish Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and boasts 1000 hp along with many dynamic vehicle attributes. The Martin designed body kit manufactured by Grip Tuning consists of two rear pieces, two rockers, a front chin spoiler and a rear decklid spoiler.


Grip Tuning first came on the scene in 2005 with two major Chrysler design awards at the 2005 SEMA show, now this company is taking pride at being the first to offer full body kits for the most classic late model performance sedan, coupes, and sport cars. Now, this new manufacturing and marketing alliance with Martin will allow Grip Tuning to participate fully in the ground floor development of new project concept vehicles synthesizing speed and style. 


The Martin V1000 will be featured at Grip Tuning’s SEMA show booth (#13047) and is available for purchase as is, or can be customized to fit customer preference.  


“With the expansion of our Martin Specialty vehicle line through the cooperation of Grip Tuning’s and Martin’s talented design teams, we have once again raised the standard for high performance,” says Harold Martin, president of Martin Technologies. “We strive to continuously enhance the most refined high performance vehicles. Our partnership with Core-Tech and Grip Tuning has greatly strengthened our team effort to bring fresh styling to our growing stable of ‘Extreme Elegance’ vehicles.”


Dave Phillips, president and owner of Core-Tech, says, “We are very much inspired by the vehicles created at Martin. In order to build a partnership that would mutually benefit both parties it was crucial to find a company with the vision and the willingness to build the best.”


The Grip Tuning CTS-V body kit developed as a prototype first for the MARTIN V1000, is also available as a stand-alone body kit developed from the company’s proprietary composite - CoreGrip™ or carbon fiber. The kit can be installed in a couple of hours and is shipped ready for primer and paint.

For more information about Grip Tuning’s Cadillac CTS-V body kit, or other high performance body kits and components, go to:

For more information about purchasing the Martin V1000, visit, or contact Harold Martin at

About Grip Tuning

Grip Tuning is a new high growth restyling manufacturer specializing in award winning body kits and accessories for the sport compact and muscle car market.  Formed in 2004 and then purchased in 2010 by Core-Tech, Inc., the company is focused on developing cutting edge body kit designs utilizing proprietary molding techniques and materials for improved durability, form and function. Awards include the prestigious Chrysler Design Excellence Award for the Chrysler 300C body kit (2005 SEMA Show) and also in 2007 for the Dodge Charger body kit. Grip Tuning's new R&D facility and distribution center is located at: 2619 Bond Street Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309.

About Core-Tech Inc.


Core-Tech, Inc. is a privately owned company specializing in decorative molding, RIM molding, plastic injection molding, metal stamping and the manufacture of plastic and aluminum part extrusions.  Equipped with in-house design and manufacturing facilities, Core-Tech utilizes high level program management to develop new products from concept to final production.  Core-Tech uses multiple processes to offer its customers a superior product at a competitive price, and is continuing to expand its footprint in the automotive aftermarket by through the development of innovative products through organic growth and new acquisitions. For more information, go to:


About Martin Technologies

Martin Technologies LLC, is a privately owned company and proven leader in advanced engineering solutions for global transportation including Engineering, Testing, Manufacturing, and Motorsports. Martin has numerous in house facilities that are equipped with complete Powertrain and drivetrain resource capabilities. Martin utilizes a lean and fast react best practice process to provide customers new products from concept to reality.  The company has a rich history in Motorsports and has led many new innovations and a legacy of being a winner both on and off the race track. Customers range from Automotive, Aerospace, Military and Motorsports industries. With the expansion of the Martin Specialty vehicle line, we continue to raise the standards of high performance coast to coast – as well as globally. Our diverse expertise provides competitive solutions to global companies and technology customers.