Hennessey Gives Cadillac CTS-V A 1,000-HP Makeover

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Hennessey has turned the Cadillac CTS-V into a 1,000-HP super sedan.

In 2019 we'll be waving goodbye to the Cadillac CTS-V, which has is ending production after 15 years. The performance sedan will be getting an official send-off from Cadillac with the special Pedestal Edition, featuring an all-new bronze sand metallic exterior finish, black chrome trim, and V-Series forged alloy wheels, along with Recaro sport seats covered in black leather with light wheat colored suede inserts for the interior. If you were hoping for some performance improvements, however, Hennessey has the upgrade for you.

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In stock form, the Cadillac CTS-V’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds before topping out at 200 mph. That level of performance should satisfy most customers, but Hennessey is offering three upgrades for the sports sedan. The most powerful HPE1000 package upgrades the output to a whopping 1,000 hp.

To achieve this, the automatic transmission gets upgraded and the car will need to run on 93-octane gasoline. The high-flow supercharger is complemented by ported cylinder heads, a more aggressive camshaft profile, upgraded valves, valve springs, and retainers, as well as a high-flow intercooling system.

Thanks to these upgrades, the CTS-V now only needs 2.9 seconds to hit 60 mph. It can also run the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds at 135 mph.

In addition to the mechanical upgrades, the cars also come with special exterior badges and floor mats with Hennessey branding, as well as serial-numbered dash and engine plaques. The upgrade is available for all 2016-2018 Cadillac CTS-Vs. You can watch the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V with Hennessey’s HPE1000 upgrade get put through its paces at the Pennzoil Proving Grounds in a new video released by the tuner.

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