Watch A Cadillac CTS-V Pop A Wheelie On 8-Second 1/4-Mile

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Who says you need all four wheels on the tar to run a fast quarter-mile?

Before the new CT5-V Blackwing arrived, the CTS-V was Cadillac's flagship performance sedan. With a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 LSA from a C6 Corvette ZR1 under the hood in the second-generation model pumping out 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque, the CTS-V offered unprecedented performance for a Cadillac.

Despite its cheaper asking price, the CTS-V could hold its own against established German performance sedans like the mighty BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG. With power being sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, the CTS-V accelerated to 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, hit a top speed of 191 mph, and blitz the quarter-mile in 12 seconds at 118 mph. The CTS-V we feature toda, as you have probably guessed, is no stock CTS-V.

Drag Racing and Car Stuff/YouTube
Drag Racing and Car Stuff/YouTube

As the YouTube channel Drag Racing and Car Stuff shows, the Cadillac CTS-V can be extensively modified to post some mind-blowing quarter-mile times on the drag strip during the World Cup Finals. This custom creation is based on a 2009 CTS-V powered by a twin-turbo engine, although no specific technical details are available, unfortunately. Hennessey has already shown it's possible to extract 1,000 horsepower from the CTS-V.

In a series of drag races, the CTS-V is pitted against some absurdly powerful turbocharged Honda Civics, one of which is wearing a green livery inspired by the Mitsubishi Eclipse that starred in The Fast and the Furious.

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The fastest run is saved until the end, where the CTS-V runs the quarter mile in 8.4 seconds at 162 mph, despite pulling a dramatic, crowd-pleasing wheelie for a couple of seconds at the start. If that wasn't already impressive, the CTS-V performed an even faster run off camera the next day, completing the quarter mile in 8.1 seconds at 164 mph. For comparison, that's around four seconds quicker than the stock CTS-V's time and more than 2.5 seconds faster than a Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, which will do the quarter mile in 10.5 seconds.

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Drag Racing and Car Stuff/YouTube
Drag Racing and Car Stuff/YouTube

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