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Hennessey Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon versus 2011 Nissan GT-R – Click above to watch video after the jump

Hennessey is once again bringing its super station wagon out to the drag strip. The Texas tuner has taken Cadillac's 556-horsepower fast family-hauler and tweaked it so that the 6.2-liter V8 now produces 650 hp. We previously showed you how it fared against an (outdated) Porsche 911 Turbo, and now Hennessey has brought the CTS-V Sport Wagon back to the track, and this time, the opponent in the other line is driving a Nissan GT-R.

A 2011 Nissan GT-R to be more precise. The model that produces 485 horsepower and runs down Hennessey's track in 11.8-seconds. That's a hair slower than the 11.7-second run ripped off by the Sport Wagon – an amazing time for the 4,398-pound American muscle machine.

However, the 2012 Nissan GT-R pumps out 530 horsepower, runs from 0-60 miles per hour in less than three seconds and will cover a quarter-mile in about 11.6 seconds. Now, you can take that to mean Hennessey should've run against the newer GT-R... or that they've built one hell of a station wagon. Click past the jump to watch the two cars run down the strip.

[Source: YouTube via Jalopnik]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't see how this video is good for them. Their tuned Caddy barely beats last years GTR in stock form? What about that same GTR with a few mods. For the price difference I'd go with the GTR although I would rather have the black edition Caddy that car is sex!
      • 3 Years Ago
      650 hp and radials vs 485hp stock and only won by 0.1 seconds, doesnt seem like a real feat to me.
      • 3 Years Ago
      People don't buy the GTR for drag racing. If people want a car for going from 0-X in1/4 mile, they can buy a Mustang.
        • 3 Years Ago
        there are many reasons why this comparison is stupid but Hennessey is most likely just trying to get some advertising out to generate more sales...and its probably working because none of us would have thought twice about this Hennessey wagon after reading the first AB post on it...but now thousands of people have watched these 1/4 mile videos (even if they are stupid)
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's only because the GT-R will grenade itself if you drag it too many times.

        Of course, if Nissan did the engineering right, they'd have designed the drivetrain with a weak point *outside* the trans. That way, worst case, the driver shreds something cheap and easily replaced, *not* a multi-megabuck trans.
        • 3 Years Ago
        They should find one of those Civics with about big bucks in engine mods and drag race the Caddy and the ricer. Probably more street racing Civic drivers out there that think they have a fast car and trying to prove themselves street racing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Like the people posting on YouTube I think you all take it too seriously? It seemed more like a video done for fun. The wagon versus godzilla. I got a kick out of it. Don't read too much into it.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Right- that got them riled up!

        This video proves that if you throw enough money at something, you can win.

        Lets see a Roadmaster Vista Cruiser run 11 secs...
      • 3 Years Ago
      The caddy is no doubt fast, but to me, this is just a promotion for the GT-R. I mean what an engineering feat by Nissan.

      The GT-R has 165 less horse power, and yet it was beat by just 0.1 seconds.

      In percentages, the caddy has 34.0% more horse power, yet it's only 0.85% faster. Now, my guess is the Caddy is much more expensive. (?).

      Thanks Henessy for showing off just how good the GTR is. :)

      • 3 Years Ago
      "There is no substitute"

      ha ha, that's a preposterous statement continued to be made by Porsche, but that statement coming from a Caddie? that's twilight-zone bizarre territory.
      • 3 Years Ago
      John your on crack man. Thats like saying may welding truck is fast. For a welding truck Im sure it is. The two arent even in the same ballpark. Its fast for a wagon or a sedan but. You placing the Caddy in the same ranks os a 911, Z06, ZR1, ACR Viper, not to mention a GTR. The car is quick for sure. But it runs the Nur at 7:59.32
      A boost in power and stiffer suspension doesnt simply put it into a 7:22-7:30 range.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You got that out of that one-liner response? Wow, you're looking WAY too far into what he said.

        All he was saying is that it isn't a bad corner carver and that it CAN keep up with a GT-R around a track.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I agree, these comparison runs don't prove anything. It's marketing. His car will always win. He may as well put the wagon up against an F-22 Raptor and I'm sure the wagon would win.
      I liked the video where it triggered an OnStar call. That was cool. Come on Hennessey, think outside the box.
      • 3 Years Ago
      stupid comparison for stupid american car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        sorry, maybe that was rude.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This proves nothing! In fact it quite lame to match two lead sleds to see who can install the best HP/weight ratio to move their heavy car down a track the fastest. Both cars are way too heavy to be practical.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hear that Caddy pur? Now that's how vehicles should sound... none of this four-banger "tuner" stuff... does that really make you weak in the knees? I doubt it. Whether it was a biased video or not (matter of opinion) it's still nice to see that American sled fly down the drag track.... Oh and did I mention I love the sound of the Caddy?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice pointless trolling there Mr Clickerson. Care to elaborate? Or scared you will look like a dumbass? Say something about the post or how you feel I am incorrect or stfu.
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