John Hennessey recently met with Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst to test out the new cameras on the 85 mph section of Texas State Highway 130. Hennessey Performance brought out their Cadillac CTS-V with their very own VR1200 twin turbo kit producing 1,226 horsepower and 1,10 lb-ft of torque. Check out the video of this beast below, topping out at 220.5 miles per hour.
We received our first live look at the all new Cadillac Ciel concept at the 2011 LA Auto Show. A few months ago we posted an article with full details about the intial debut of the fancy Cadillac Ciel concept, however seeing it in person is a different story. Named after the French word “sky” this car is smooth as butter from the suicide doors to the missing B-pillar that is similar to the 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible.
Cadillac seems to be getting serious about designing cars to appeal to the younger generation with all these tuned Cadillac CTS-V cars showing up on the market. Tuning companies worldwide are digging in the potential these cars hold, and to their surprise, putting out some nice packages with significant power upgrades. At the SEMA Show this week in the Toyo Tires booth, The D3 Group has this Cadillac CTS-V Coupe on display. It holds a highly modified 6.2-liter LSA V8 that has been bored out to 7.0-liters, and they say it produces around 1,001 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
With the confirmation of the three new Cadillac’s entering the production line, they have decided to impress the masses with this Cadillac Ciel concept car. Hard to say if this will go into production in the next couple years, mainly because Cadillac has released concepts like this in the past with no follow up. They do however have the new large XTS luxury saloon, the ATS compact to rival the BMW 3-Series, and the all new ELR Coupe plug-in hybrid EV for the green crowd.
Another impressive tuning package has been prepared for the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe from the guys at Hennessey Performance. This will be limited to 12 units so get your order in today if interested. Called the V1000, Hennessey hooked it up with a new carbon fiber aero kit consisting of a vented hood, new front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser. These aftermarket parts are wrapped together with a new sport suspension kit to lower the car, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes for superior stopping power, and performance tuning under the hood to bring the real power out.
One of the finest cars built by General Motors, the Cadillac CTS-V has been improved by the tuning firm Hennessey Performance. There’s always room for improvement when you get to work with a factory supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. Hennessey Performance has developed the V700 upgrade package to squeeze an extra 150 horses out of the Cadillac CTS-V LSA V8, giving it more than 700 horsepower. It was accomplished with the addition of a cold air induction system, smaller supercharger pulley, new engine management system, longer headers, 3-inch exhaust system, high-flow cats, upgraded intercooler, and more aggressive camshafts. The end result?
The German tuners from GeigerCars have modified the Cadillac CTS-V as well as several other North American cars such as the Ford and Chevy. Powered by the factory 6.2-liter V8 engine, the new Cadillac received a larger turbo, intercooler, and increases in boost pressure. With all the work under the hood, GeigerCars was able to pull fantastic numbers showing 619 hp at 5,900 rpm, and 850 Nm of torque at only 4,000 rpm. This rocket-like Cadillac CTS-V reached a top speed of 330 km/h with shortened fifth and sixth gears coming from GeigerCars. The tuning company didn’t release the acceleration times yet, but with those figures it’s definitely one of the faster Cadillacs to date.
Cadillac XLR-V is probably the most expensive Caddy ever build with a price around $100,000. A lot of people said this car is not luxurious enough to match cars that have same price. Six figures price might be a bit too much for a car that lacks history and gorgeous interior of a Mercedes Benz SL for example. The american tuning company D3 tried to improve this car’s performances and they made a special tuning kit for the engine that already develops 433 HP. They installed a new admission system, modified the car’s exhaust and improved the engine cooling unit. As a result, the V8 engine can develop now more than 525 HP and D3 also offers performance tuning kits to 575 HP and 600 HP for speed addicts. After they added more power to the car they had to install a high performance braking system.