In standard trim the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is already quite the potent performance machine, but hand it over to tuning firm Hennessey and the CTS-V can be transformed into a ballistic supercar.
Hennessey is no stranger to high-performance Cadillacs, the Texas-based tuner having already churned out 650 and 700 horsepower beasts, but now it’s taking the CTS-V badge to whole new heights.
Hennessey’s latest creation is the limited edition V1000 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, of which only 12 are destined for production. Each will receive a custom twin-turbocharging system that will take output to a mind-blowing 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque.
Understandably, performance will be nothing short of amazing, with the 0-60 mph run expected to take just 3.5 seconds, the quarter mile to pass in 10.9 seconds and top speed of 230 mph reachable.
The upgrade starts with a replacement of the supercharged LSA, which in standard trim already produces a heady 556 horsepower. In its place Hennessey installs a 7.0-liter V-8 with forged pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft, as well as high-flow cylinder heads, upgraded fuel injectors, the aforementioned twin-turbocharging system and new intakes and exhaust systems.
Customers can still select either manual or , both of which require their own series of modifications. For the manual, Hennessey installs a dual friction clutch while the automatics receive a performance torque converter.
Brake hardware also gets an upgrade, with new Brembo carbon-ceramic units fitted all around. These reside within 20-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. As for the suspension, the V1000 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe gets a 1-inch lowering kit and shocks tuned by John Heinricy.
The exterior will also be dressed with a full carbon fiber bodykit, while the interior will get a mix of carbon fiber and Alcantara trim.
Despite the insane level of modification, Hennessey still provides a 1 year or 12,000 mile limited warranty on its installed components.
Hennessey is currently taking orders for the car and will also offer buyers a one-day driver training program run by John Heinricy.
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