And now for something completely awesome: the 2010 Hennessey V650 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon doing terrible things to expensive tires. John Hennessey's love affair with all things Cadillac is no secret; his wife's daily driver is an HPE700-equipped CTS-V sedan. We've also seen Mr. Hennessey's insatiable lust for showing off his cars embarrassing more expensive metal.

This time, though, the car in question doesn't need to dust a Porsche off the line to prove its mettle. No, the V650 does a fine job of that on its own. With exhaust cutouts, an increase in boost from 9.5 to 13 psi and a quarter mile of open track ahead of it, the car burns its tires through first and second gears without skipping a beat. If we had to guess, we'd say it could keep going through third, but the tires deserve just a little mercy. Click past the jump to see the madness on film. Continue reading.



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      Ghetto Cat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can just imagine doing that and the wife screaming as the groceries fly everywhere.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like to know how Hennessey went from vipers to GM and Ford tuning? Also wasn't he broke when he was building vipers?
      usrt66
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think people who CAN'T afford it don't like it. No p.o.s. Asian or European car like it, or that can stay with it. All MB ML and BMW X owners, and Porsche Cayenne, along with VW TouRAGS, and assorted Asian car lovers only wish yours looked as good. We already know yours can't compete on the track.
      WESLEY
      • 3 Years Ago
      We all need a car with 650 H.P. This is what G.M. is doing with the money the Goverment bailed them out . With,, gas prices going up and up, this is what we need. Where in Gods name are you going to use 650 H.P on the street? It just does not add up.
        jcar302
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WESLEY
        I think autobloggreen.com would be a better site for you to visit. 650 flywheel hp in a 4500lb car isn't really all that much by today's standards.
        autojamn12
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WESLEY
        GOD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT..................................ITS ABOUT MONEY, SEE YOU AT WALMART.
      Torben Busk
      • 3 Years Ago
      I fail to see the 'greatness' of this kind of action. Of course, it's spectacular, but not impressive. Every time Hennessey straps on another big 'thing' to his engine, it is being reported as auto-news about a car that puts more expensive cars to shame. Normally Hennesseys cars outrun Porsches or Nissans that are unaltered, which is weird, but now he has just built a smoke machine. Am I alone with this kind of impressions ?
        Discerning
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Torben Busk
        People have gone 11's and 10's with similar work done to their V's. It looks to me like Hennessey is just having fun with one of his shop cars. I wouldn't consider this newsworthy though. This package has been out for a while and is nothing spectacular.
      Evan McMiller
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does Autoblog write these like we're all stupid. Dust off a Porsche? You mean it got a 2 second head start, with DRs, vs a several year old auto Turbo? and still barely beat it by a tenth? Ok then....get back to us when you stop being a Hensessey mouthpiece.
      LoneWolf
      • 3 Years Ago
      No love for a 650hp rwd wagon on Autoblog??
      rgee01
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hello Autoblog. Just thought I'd let you know what a drastic fall-off you've had in your average comment count. Perhaps it's just my perception, but I've noticed a real lack of comments these days on comments. It has to do with your commenting system. Should've used Disqus =)
        AnalogJesse
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rgee01
        Agreed. I've gone to commenting 5-10 times a day to once or twice a month. Pretty sad. They should go back, but since they're slaves to AOL, I don't see it happening.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rgee01
        I've been meaning to make this same comment...it's so true. They're literally at a small fraction of what used to be, and it was so much better.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gay brake torque is gay. How many times have I said it, a geo metro with a 3-cyl engine can brake torque. My dad had a '70 Mach 1 Mustang that, if you popped the clutch in 1st, would sit absolutely still while hissing the tires away. No squeal, no brakes, just a 351 Cleveland and some hissing sounds. If you nailed the gas while rolling, the tires would turn into clouds as you went down the road. What happened to real burnouts?
        Ravo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Two companies that apparently pay autoblog to post "news"; - Hennessey - Disney (Cars 2 movie)
        NinetySixVert
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Burnouts are different than brake stands... this is the latter.
      Splicer436
      • 3 Years Ago
      I dont get the negativity in the comments, I mean just the sound @ 0:20 makes the video worthwhile for me.
      Termin8
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hate to say it but, it doesn't take 650hp to accomplish this exact same feat. Power-braking allows most any car to destroy its tires. And I'm very sure you could do this exact same burnout with a bone-stock CTS-V. Color me unimpressed.
        Sekinu2
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Termin8
        Exactly.. It sounded horrible like a tin can about to burst lol Id rather have a 442 Hurst on the line.
      pkomdm
      • 3 Years Ago
      May I state the obvious? Who (in their right mind) needs a 650 hp wagon?
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