That’s hypercar territory. Super dads can now pull up alongside a Ferrari in a Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V and issue a challenge.
We are never short of Hennessey news. The tuning company from Texas has something cooking in their kitchen almost all the time. The recent dish to come out of it happens to be a Cadillac CTS-V packing 1,000 horses. Yep, the magic figure which once shot the Bugatti Veyron to the stratosphere.
A new video released by Hennessey Performance Engineering presents the BMW M5 fighter unleashing 1,000 hp of power and 966 lb-ft of torque on the Lonestar Motorsports Park. Significantly quicker and faster than the standard CTS-V, the HPE1000 package-empowered CTS-V hits 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. A quarter-miler comes up in 10.5 seconds and the needle zooms past the 135 mph mark while it crosses the line.
Sticking to the pattern followed by all Hennessey packages, the 1,000 hp Cadillac CTS-V will be dyno tested and road tested prior to handover. Each car will come with Hennessey badges, numbered plaques, in case that magnificent exhaust note wasn’t enough to make this sedan stand out.
Just to put things in perspective, the donor car isn’t that timid either. In the standard format, the Cadillac CTS-V churns out 640 hp of power and 630 lb-ft of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8. A top whack of 200 mph and 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds ensure that the super sedan is not one to be trifled with at traffic lights.
The catch, of course, is that all the good stuff mentioned towards the end of the second paragraph can be unlocked when the fuel inside the tank is 93 octane. But if you can afford to buy the Cadillac CTS-V in the first place and spend a box full of cash on the Texan-tuning house package, 93 octane fuel bills won’t be a problem.