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Watch Hennessey-tuned Cadillac CTS-V run over 354 km/h on a Texas road

Posted Oct 25th 2012 2:15PM

Hennessey VR1200 Toll Road Run

Texas holds the excellent honor of playing host to the road with the highest speed limit in the USA. It seems no coincidence, then, that the speed-hungry minds at Hennessey Performance call the Lone Star State home as well. Hennessey recently turned its attention to the freshly opened toll road SH130 for a quick sprint, and with the help of the Texas Departments of Transportation and Public Safety, driver Brian Smith ran the VR1200 all the way to 220.5 mph (354.8 km/h) before running out of road. That's right, the wicked, much-modified Cadillac CTS-V Coupe actually had more left in its top end.

As you may recall, the VR1200 gets its grunt from a twin-turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 engine good for 1,226 horsepower and 1,109 pound-feet of torque! Hennessey paired that maniacal mill with a carbon fibre widebody kit and a set of carbon ceramic brakes among other goodies, and the team says the VR1200 is good for a top speed of 242 mph (389 km/h).

Click here to catch the high-speed action on video.

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News Source: YouTube via Top Gear


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