Hennessey Performance is offering us a preview of what is said to become the most powerful four-door sedan ever, a modified Cadillac CTS-V.
Americans love their rides fast and the faster they get the more money they are willing to spend, no matter what logo the vehicle in question is wearing. But when the car is made by Cadillac and is said to become the most powerful sedan in the world, chances are it will sell like hot bread, especially since it has been signed by Hennessey Performance. The Texas based aftermarket specialists have offered a preview of the range-topping performance model as this will become available in a number of different tunes.
The most extreme package, called the HPE1000, will be offering no less than 1,000 HP to the sedan. Some of the engine upgrades made in order for the unit to produce the impressive amount include the new rods, pistons, crank, camshafts, ported cylinder heads and upgraded fuel injectors. A couple of large turbochargers have been added in place of the supercharger. The package is also adding carbon ceramic brakes, wider wheels and tires, tweaked suspension system and a wide body kit. The top speed of the car will stand at almost 386 km/h (240 mph). Keep in mind that the regular Cadillac CTS-V has 640 HP (477 kW) and 855 Nm (630 lb-ft) of torque, connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. From 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) it needs 3.7s and top speed is 200 mph (322 km/h).