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There were no losers on the latest stunt by Cadillac and John Hennessey, as they took the street-legal 1,200-hp, twin-turbo specially-tuned Cadillac CTS-V coupe on the newest toll road just outside of Austin. How else are you going to test toll road stations for their accuracy at triple-digit speeds? Cops were on hand to measure speeds and take care of safety. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, don’t try this at home!
Cadillacs are known for comfort and style, not horsepower or speed. But with the 2013 Hennessey VR1200, that reputation changes. The mega-horsepower engine has a top speed of 242 MPH, and can reach speeds of 200 MPH in a very short and blurry mile.
The 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe ditches the stock block and blower for a 7.0-liter lump and a pair of turbos. With innards like forged pistons, connecting rods and a forged crankshaft, the engine is good for 1,226 horsepower and 1,109 pound-feet of torque at the flywheel. The company says the finished product is basically a de-tuned version of the same beating heart that powers the Venom GT. Hennessey also swapped the stock brakes for 15.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors front and rear pressed by eight-piston clamps at the bow and six-piston calipers on the stern. Autoblog, 6 Sep 2012.
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When you think of Hybrid, the carmaker Cadillac doesn’t come to mind. But this new hybrid concept might just change that with this oh-so-cool open air cruiser that Mr. Gatsby himself would drive if he were alive today. With suicide doors, rear pul out scarves, and hidden LCD displays, the car is, quite frankly, both beautiful and elegant.