1,000 HP Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Destroys Its Rear Tires, Does a Very Good Job

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When Cadillac came out with the third-generation CTS-V back in 2016, we were all thrilled to see that the super-sedan had received the blown 6.2-liter V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, albeit with ten fewer ponies on tap. So, did this convince the aftermarket developers that 640 horses are enough for a sedan? Of course not, hence the development we're here to discuss.
Ladies and gentlemen drivers, be prepared to see Hennessey Performance's CTS-V top dog package in action. The Lone Star State manufacturer has recently released a piece of footage showcasing the monster doing what it does best, from a dyno run to merciless burnouts.

In fact, we have to mention that the Texan developer offers three upgrades for the CTS-V. Those willing to go for the Level One package will get 750 hp, enough to keep up with the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. As for Level Two, this simply takes things to 800 ponies.

Nevertheless, we're here to discuss Level Three, which delivers a nicely rounded 1,000 hp. Oh, and by the way, the torque for this one sits at 966 lb-ft.

Now, you might wonder what has been done to the LT4 motor in pursuit of the four-digit output. Well, the list of mods fitted to the car includes a larger supercharger, an intake manifold, a camshaft, ported cylinder heads, upgraded valve springs and retainers (the same goes for the intake and exhaust valves, valve lifters and pushrods), an intercooler, as well as a custom exhaust featuring long-tube headers.

Of course, all the power also needs to be translated into proper numbers. According to the company, this four-door can play the 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, while its quarter-mile time sits at 10.5 seconds.

P.S.: Make sure to turn up the volume before reaching for that "play" button below, as this is one loud slab of America.

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