• Jul 26, 2011
Last year, we sampled Hennessey's 700 horsepower version of the Cadillac CTS-V, and quite frankly, it frightened us. As Jonny Lieberman said at the time, "we simply weren't prepared for the fury of the V700."

Of course, adding a little under 150 horsepower to the CTS-V is just getting started for Hennessey. The Texas tuner has just released a preview of its upcoming Twin-Turbo CTS-V Coupe model packing no less than 1,000 horsepower. The heart of the car is a 427 cubic-inch LS V8 featuring upgraded internals like forged low compression pistons, forged steel connecting rods, forged steel crank and ARP main studs and head bolts. A set of dual ball bearing turbochargers packs atmosphere into the combustion chambers, assisted by high-flow cylinder heads. Additional upgrades include items like 15-inch carbon ceramic brakes, a fortified transmission, lowered suspension and Hennessey's CarbonAero widebody kit. As a bonus, buyers will also receive a one day track experience with retired General Motors test driver supreme John Heinricy.

Hennessey plans to build just 12 of the V1000 Twin-Turbos, and pricing has not yet been released. You can view the full list of V1000 features and upgrades after the jump.
Hennessey V1000 Twin-Turbo Features:

Power:
• 1,000 bhp @ 6,400 rpm
• 950 lb-ft torque @ 4,000 rpm

Acceleration:
• 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
• 1/4 Mile: 10.9 @ 136 mph
• Top Speed: 230 mph

V1000 Twin Turbo Upgrade Includes:
• 427 cid LS V8 Engine
• Forged Low Compression Pistons
• Forged Steel Connecting Rods
• Callies 4340 Forged Steel Crank
• Balanced and Blueprinted Rotating Assembly
• ARP Main Studs & Head Bolts
• High Flow Cylinder Heads
• Hennessey V1000 Camshaft
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• Upgraded Fuel System (Includes Lines, Rails & Pump)
• Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers
• Dual Wastegates
• Electronic Boost Controller
• Stainless Steel Piping and Exhaust
• Air-to-Air Intercooler
• High-Flow K&N Air Filter
• 160 Degree Thermostat
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty

REQUIRED TRANSMISSION UPGRADE:
• Manual: Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch Upgrade
• Automatic: Performance Build & Torque Converter Upgrade

Braking:
• Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrade
• 15.1 inch Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front & Rear)
• Calipers: 8-Piston (Front); 6-Piston (Rear)

Wheels & Tires:
• Hennessey Monoblock Wheels
• 20x10 inch (Front); 20x13 inch (Rear)
• Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
• 275/30YR-20 (Front); 345/30YR-20 (Rear)

Suspension:
• Lowered 1" (Front & Rear)
• Factory Magnetic Ride Control Tuned by John Heinricy

Body:
• CarbonAero CTS-V Widebody Upgrade
• Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
• Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
• Carbon Fiber Front Fenders
• Carbon Fiber Extractor Hood
• Carbon Fiber Rear Fender Flares

Interior:
• Alcantara Headliner
• Carbon Fiber Door Sills
• Upgraded Leather & Stitching
• Hennessey Embroidered Heardrests
• Hennessey Premium Floormats


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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Limited Edition" Well, yeah. What 1000 hp tuner car isn't?
      ValiantEffort
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they are looking to reboot Knight Rider (again), may I suggest this...
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      car looks good if not a bit overdone, but I'm getting a bit tired of Hennessey. Overpriced compared to other tuners, shady history with customer service and wildly over publicized. Exactly how many Venom GT's have made it to customers after being hyped up in the press for years? I mean how hard is it to slap a turbo LS9 behind the seats of a stretched exige and call it your own supercar? And even with supposed 345 rears, a ctsv will never handle or put down 1000bhp. You would need to gingerly launch it in 3rd gear to stop it from smoking its tyres and going sideways into a ditch and still have trouble matching the 4.1 second 0-60 time of a stock V coupe, let alone numerous other cars under the $200k+ that Mr H will inevitably charge that will walk all over the overpowered brute. 700hp is the absolute limit for cars like that especially front engined rwd ones. What Hennessey or another tuner SHOULD do to a caddilac CTS is get a CTS-4 3.6 wagon (awd) and turbocharge it. 500hp with sufficient traction to embarass a 1000hp nightmare
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        1. Every Venom GT is said for. 2. The Venom GT isn't an Exige. The only thing related to the Exige is the looks. The rest is a new chassis.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        Funny how he pretty much reiterates what I said that got downvoted, and he gets upvoted, lol. Spot on, though. This car will never be able to put the power down, and won't be worth near it's inevitable astronomical price tag. And ditto on the AWD CTS. Maybe swap a manual trans in there. That's be a lot coooler than this dyno queen.
      Anthony Eckstorm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good luck seeing out the back windows! Holy blindspot!
        DrEvil
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Anthony Eckstorm
        this car has been around for almost 18 months now, I haven't heard anyone who has driven it complain about blind spots.
          Jeffrey Smith
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
          I have driven it, and I hate the viability almost as much as I hate the Camaro's viability.
          Tone
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
          Jeff, they're both viable. If they weren't, they wouldn't be on the road. Visibility, on the other hand, has been pointed out as a minor point of contention with these. Not enough for those that own them to not absolutely love the vehicle.
          Jeffrey Smith
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
          apparently I can't spell today either.... visibility not viability
          Jeffrey Smith
          • 3 Years Ago
          @DrEvil
          But its something you deal with in the new design of cars, like using backup sensors.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      unbelievly GOOD looking car. It's the best design I've seen in a long time/ GM has some fantastic designers...too bad the american public is not ready for such an avant gard design, they still revel on the POS boring and anemic looking asian car designs. The American consumer is known to be at least a decade behind Europe in fashion and design.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Chase
        • 3 Years Ago
        Sigma is pretty rigid buddy. I don't know about 1000hp, but 800 is fine. The suspension is fine. But anyway, this is no Veyron and they aren't claiming it is. It also doesn't cost a million bucks.
          Chase
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chase
          Haha, a Bugatti will last as long as you're willing to pay $20,000 every couple of months.
          Chase
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chase
          That's right, none of it would be relevant to a Bugatti fanboy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Chase
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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is just a huge waste of money. FIrst off, count me among the camp who thinks this car's structure/chassis can't handle 1,000hp adequately. I perosnally think the CTS's drive like crap. Second off, it'll be funny to see these things get destroyed by stock Mustang GT's and Corvettes on the street. Third, Hennessey is a crook.
      mostchillininsc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hennesey is a joke... Anyone -- well, I can't actually -- but most tuners can build a 1000HP car. It how it's engineered that counts and unless you don't already know about Hennesey, go Google, grab a beer or four and enjoy reading all of the nightmares. What I can't wait for is the video of this thing up against some 400HP car to prove it's worthiness in typical Hennesey style...
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mostchillininsc
        All of the nightmares? There were only 3 cases and they were close to 10 years ago.
          mostchillininsc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Three cases of him "accidently removing" others property. I don't have a Hennesey-tuned vehicle nor would I ever give the guy a dime of mine. I'm sure there are plenty of pleased customers or the guy wouldn't be in business. As someone else suggested, you could consume four beers just reading the Viper\LX forum -- and that's just one good example. There are plenty of others... At the end of the day, feel free to go Henessey -- it's not my money. What I think is hysterical is the match-ups Henessey does and AutoBlog posts to "prove" there latest creation. You don't even need to be a car guy or gal to know that they don't make sense...
      glovesoff
      • 3 Years Ago
      so sick of the media giving this thief press all the time.
        Randal Ellison
        • 3 Years Ago
        @glovesoff
        I'm glad that I'm not the only one who remembers that he is a thief.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Randal Ellison
          WAS a thief...
          Dan
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Randal Ellison
          Once is enough for me to not give someone business. Doesnt matter if he used to steal. Sorry but someone who has set their morals on its okay as long as its a few times does not make me want to go back. I would have to see radical changes in their life to have my trust restored.
      Iris Decker
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidsOut.com
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