Destroying the 1/2-mile as it should.
The Cadillac CTS-V has become a modern legend for muscle car fans and tuners alike. This modern-day super sedan impressed with its brutal power when it was first released, and continues to blow minds on the tracks and streets of America, despite being replaced. Hennessey has built a 1,000 horsepower version before, and there are some closing in on nine-second quarter-mile times, but what you're about to witness is truly incredible. In a video posted by the racing scene experts at 1320video on YouTube, a CTS-V wagon is seen shredding the tarmac at a ½ mile top speed competition. The goal for the day? To reach 200 mph.
The Caddy in question has seen some heavy modifications to get it up to this level of competition (the rest of the field consists of various types of supercars). The first thing one notices is the massive rear tires, full roll cage, and the absence of its rear quarter windows. Why are they missing you ask? Because they now channel cold air to this CTS-V's 106mm turbo located in the back of the car. "It has still got all the seats and seat belts, and it's still running a factory six-speed. It had a 2.3-liter supercharger on it last year and we just kept turning the boost up [until] it wasn't making more power. It made 1,200 hp and was a blast on the street," says the owner.
The car maxed out a dyno at 1,500 hp on the new setup, but the owner believes there's more in it. On its first run, the car made a 164.23 mph pass, which is highly respectable, but not up to the standards the car can achieve. The second run came back with a figure of 197 mph. That is faster than most turbocharged supercars present. On the second day of the event, the Caddy finally managed a 200.26 mph pass. "At the end of the runway, I knew that I had made a 200 mph pass. I was actually airborne for a second. I think I've reached the limit of this car, it's got more in it, but it's starting to scare me a little bit," the owner concluded. Now that's a badass wagon.