Hennessey Performance Boosts The CTS-V Past Supercar Territory

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As if the super sedan needed more power.

The Cadillac CTS-V isn’t what we would call underpowered. Infact, the sedan’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 produces an impressive 640 hp rightfrom the factory. The beastly engine aids the CTS-V in getting to 60 mph in 3.6seconds, which is supercar fast. Hennessey Performance didn’t think the CTS-Vhad enough power, so the tuning company upped performance with a variety ofpackages. However, the top of the line HPE1000 package ups performance to a mind-bending1,000 hp. Yup, that’s a lot more than you’ll ever need.

The first performance package for the CTS-V is the HPE750,which adds a pulley upgrade, new catalytic converters, a high-flow air inductionsystem and an updated ECU for a total of 750 hp. The next step up is the HPE800,which is good for a total of 800 hp thanks to a custom camshaft, an intercoolerheat exchanger upgrade and high-flow cylinder heads. For sheer terror, theHPE1000 package is the best choice. This adds a 2.9-litersupercharger, an aggressive ECU tune, a different fuel system, ported cylinderheads and other performance components. The Texan company claims the sedan isgood for more than 240 mph and if there’s one thing we know, it’s that 1,000 hpwon’t be enough for Hennessey Performance.

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