2013 Hennessey VR1200 builds on Cadillac CTS-V

2013 Hennessey VR1200 builds on Cadillac CTS-V

Hennessey has taken Cadillac’s CTS-V coupe, done away with the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 in favour of a 7-litre engine block and force-fed it by a pair of turbos for some extra oomph. They call it the 2013 Hennessey VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe.

The 2013 VR1200 gets forged pistons, connecting rods and a forged crankshaft and an engine that is good for 1,226 hp and 1,500 Nm of torque at the crank. So it’s basically a de-tuned version of the engine that powers the Venom GT.

Hennessey has equipped the VR1200 with 15.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors clamped by 8-piston and 6-piston callipers, front and rear respectively.

Carbon-fibre has been splashed all around the exteriors and the car also gets a magnetic ride suspension tuned by John Heinricy himself, besides the many other upgrades.

With a terminal velocity of 390 kph, the two-door easily eclipses the stock CTS-V’s top speed.

Hennessey plans to build only 12 examples of the 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe.

What do you think?



  1. I can bet increasing the engine power above factory default reduces the engine life and causes overheating.

    • I sincerely don’t think anyone would care about how long the engin lats because these are very expensive mods and the average Joe can’t afford to buy the CTS V and mod. It’ll be $150k+

  2. Caddi RULES (Y)

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