Everyone knows that Hennessey is really just a mad scientist shop that puts together some of the most insane performance vehicles out there, like the Venom, which is why it should surprise no one what happened when it got a hold of a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon.
The shop started off by yanking the wagon’s supercharged 6.2-liter engine, swapping it for a beefier 7.0-liter V8 LS7 block, which was used in the C6 Corvette ZO6. Of course the LS7 was not good enough in stock form, so Hennessey got to work on swapping out higher-capacity fuel and exhaust systems. It also tore into the engine, installing high-flow heads, a custom-grind performance cam, and various forged parts so the engine could handle significantly more power. To top off the modifications, two Precision turbochargers that use ball bearings were installed, providing enough boost to tear most cars to shreds.
But Hennessey’s version of the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is anything but ordinary. The shop does not have official performance numbers of the wagon, but the same performance package when installed on a CTS-V coupe ushers the car from 0 to 60 mph in a blinding 2.9 seconds. The Caddy can throw down a 10.2-second quarter mile that would be good enough to pay off a debt to Vin Diesel, plus push the car to a top speed of 242 mph. Total output measures 1,058 horsepower at the wheels. In other words, mere mortal cars like pathetic Corvettes, Ferraris and others can cower in complete awe.
To see and hear the turbocharged LS7 in action, watch the included video.