on 10.25.2009 21:43
The latest high-performance creation from Hennessey Peformance Engineering (HPE) is so quick that OnStar was alerted by a recent acceleration test. In a video, posted by AutoBlog, a Cadillac CTS-V700 billed as a “four-door ZR-1” ran the quarter-mile in 11.07 seconds at 128 mph. In doing so, the musclebound CTS-V pulled .99 g, enough to alert OnStar that something beyond the norm for a production car was going on. A great nod to the performance accomplishment, an OnStar operator calls the car after the run and the driver reports all is fine. (Learn how OnStar works.)
The CTS-V700 with 20-inch drag radials claims a 10.9 second quarter-mile time at 129 mph. It blasts 0-60 mph in just 3.1 mph, reaching a 211 mph top speed.
The V700 package includes:
- Four-inch cold-air induction system
- Supercharger pulley and snout upgrade
- Engine management software upgrade
- Long tube 1 7/8-inch stainless-steel headers
- Three-inch stainless mid pipes
- High-flow catalytic converters
- Intercooler heat exchanger system upgrade
- V700 camshaft upgrade
- V700 high-flow cylinder heads
- 160-degree thermostat
- Hennessey embroidered head rests
- Serial numbered dash and engine plaques
Should that transformation sound too tame for your needs, HPE has an 800-horsepower twin-turbo CTS-V package. (Visit the HPE Web site.)
If a Camaro is more your taste, check out the 562-hp 2010 HPE550 Camaro.
Read our Cadillac CTS-V review, and research Cadillacs in the new car buyer’s guide.