Bugatti-Besting 1226hp Cadillac CTS-V by Hennessey


Hennessey bolts a pair of turbos and a whole lot more to Cadillac's muscle-coupe.

Nobody ever said that the Cadillac CTS-V really needed more power, but that wouldn't phase someone like John Hennessey. And so he and his team built this: the Hennessey VR1200 Twin Turbo. Boasting 1,226 horsepower and 1,109 pound-feet of torque, the limited-build powerhouse of a Cadillac packs a 7.0 V8 with twin turbochargers for its staggering output that promises to upset the most powerful four-seaters ever made. And that's something America can be proud of.

Available as a stick-shift with a centerforce dual friction clutch upgrade or an automatic (which costs an additional $20,000), the final output of the twin-turbo Caddy at the wheels is still a tire-smoking 1,066 horsepower. Hennessey plans on building only 12 of these monstrous machines, each of which feature a full carbon widebody kit. The kit comprises of a new front splitter, extractor hood, rear diffuser and serious wide fenders for both the front and rear. The Texans have added a set of big and black 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport high-performance rubber to help the powerful Caddy grip the street.

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Hennessey claims performance times of 0-60 in 2.9 seconds (if you can get all that power down to the rear wheels) and an awe-inspiring top speed of 242mph. It can run the quarter-mile in an impressive 10.2 seconds at 141mph. To go with all that performance prowess, John Hennessey's crew has added high-quality leather to the already luxurious interior along an Alcantara headliner and carbon fiber trim to further distinguish this build as a truly remarkable automobile.

Check out Hennessey Performance's Hennessey CTS-VR Twin Turbo Coupe roar on the dyno in the clip below and check-out the black bullet in the photos below.