Preview: Hennessey V1000 Twin-Turbo based on Cadllac CTS-V Coupe

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Monday July 25, 2011

Preview: Hennessey V1000 Twin-Turbo based on Cadllac CTS-V Coupe

Tuning firm Hennessey designed a package for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe that boosts its power but makes it lighter. Cadillac’s vehicles are known to be robust and hulking, but after Hennessey is done with the modifications, consumers will have to change their perception of the CTS-V Coupe (regarded as its “athlete” vehicle).

There would only be 12 units that will be built of the Cadillac CTS Hennessey V1000. Hennessey wants these vehicles to be “adrenaline pumps” and will be using a twin-turbocharged 427ci LS V8 engine. It has an output of 1000hp at 6.400rpm, enabling the car to accelerate from zero to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 230mph (370km/h).

Aside from the modifications to the GM V8, the clutch and brakes will be improved too. Hennessey built a widebody kit using carbon fiber that’s expected to decrease the weight of the Cadillac V coupe by 200 lbs (about 90 kg). It’s likely that the new version will feature several carbon fiber elements too.