Saturday, September 08, 2012

Son, you were going 160 miles an hour OVER THE SPEED LIMIT

Even in Texas, where the speed limit is now 85 MPH on certain highways, could you really drive 160 over the limit?

In a word: yeppers.

Because a 190 mph Cadillac isn’t fast enough... Texas tuning house Hennessey Performance has announced plans to offer a modified Cadillac CTS-V Coupe with an estimated top speed of 242 mph.

The two-ton VR1200 Twin Turbo coupe can reach this epic speed thanks to a 7.0-liter V8 engine with the aforementioned boosters good for 1226 hp and 1,109 lb-ft of torque...

...Hennessey says it will accelerate to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, cover a quarter mile in 10.2 and break 200 mph in the standing mile.

The brakes and suspension have been upgraded in an attempt to keep up with the car’s newfound prowess, its magnetic ride control dampers retuned by former GM chief test driver John Heinricy, who developed the factory version of the CTS-V.

And, just so everyone knows not to mess with you, the body has been festooned with properly evil-looking carbon fiber additions, including a front splitter that could be used as thresher and a hood extractor that looks like it could move as much air as a nuclear power plant cooling tower.

The price is $295,000, low by 242 mph car standards with its value enhanced by a very limited run of just 12 cars, which means it’s unlikely that you’ll ever see another one coming.

Daddy like.


J E Carter II said...

If they'd drop a zero off the end of the price tag I'd consider buying two.

Shayne said...

Running from the cops speed.

Stan25 said...

That car still can't outrun a police radio.

Doom said...

My last car ran at 160 easy. It almost allowed me to kill myself on... several occasions. And I am half decent as a driver. This one? I'm thinking 12 is the starter count. The car I had then was the most wrecked car they had stats for, this one? Hmm. If all are actually driven by... drivers... we will be lucky if 4 survive a decade.

Just trying to help people on the fence about... future value. *evil grins*

Anonymous said...

Its still an ugly ugly GM that cant turn a corner I'll pass

Bones said...

The fact that such cars exist and are legal to buy is cool. I don't think it will be that way for much longer. They strangled the muscle car in the 70's and this time it will be permanent.