Can a Cadillac CTS-V develop 1200 hp? Ask Hennessey

So you’ve got yourself a nice sports car. It handles beautifully but it also packs a huge punch when you hit the throttle pedal.

You’re really proud of it and you should be, it’s faster than a lot of cars out there. Odds are however that it can’t hold a candle to this.

Hennessey VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Hennessey VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Power-crazed Texas tuner Hennessey just had a bit of a mess around with the Cadillac CTS-V and the end result is as outrageous as we’ve gotten used to.

The V8 Cadillac use is pretty good but it’s honestly pathetic compared to the one Hennessey chose. It’s the same sort of engine used by the Hennessey Venom GT.

If you’re not familiar with it, that’s a 7.0 liter V8 engine with a twin turbocharger kit which has a similar output to small power stations.

Hennessey VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Hennessey VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Final figures come in at 1.226 horsepower and 1.109 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to tak the Cadillac CTS-V and make it worthy of a time machine.

It goes from 0 to 62 in just 2.9 seconds, completes a quarter mile run in just 10.2 seconds and can actually hit a top speed of 242 mph.

Just in case you push the throttle enough to manage those figures you’re probably want to stop at some point and you’ll therefore need to call on the brakes.

Hennessey VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

Hennessey VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The standard setup would never be enough but the Hennessey pack might just meet the conditions since it serves up 15.1 inch carbon ceramic rotors, 8 piston calipers and a reprogrammed suspension.

Not that doesn’t sound like an impressive way to stop but the suspension actually controls the way the car stops and goes pretty good.

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