There are a handful of vehicles on this blue Earth that can warp one's perception of speed. The Cadillac CTS-V holds a seat at that table of chieftains thanks to its brawny supercharged V8 engine. Now it looks as if the cats at Hennessey have decided to wring even more power from black sheep of the Crest's stable.

The 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe ditches the stock block and blower for a 7.0-liter lump and a pair of turbos. With innards like forged pistons, connecting rods and a forged crankshaft, the engine is good for 1,226 horsepower and 1,109 pound-feet of torque at the flywheel. The company says the finished product is basically a de-tuned version of the same beating heart that powers the Venom GT.

Hennessey also swapped the stock brakes for 15.1-inch carbon ceramic rotors front and rear pressed by eight-piston clamps at the bow and six-piston calipers on the stern. A slew of carbon fiber widebody pieces outside and a magnetic ride suspension tuned by none other than John Heinricy himself are just a few of the other upgrades.

What's the point of such a machine? Hennessey wants the VR1200 to be able to do 200 miles per hour in the standing mile. With a top speed of 242 mph, the two-door easily eclipses the stock CTS-V's 180 mph v-max. Check out the car's dyno run in the video below, and head over to Hennessey for more information. If you like what you see, you better get on the phone. The company only plans to build 12 examples.



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        aeollo
        • 2 Years Ago
        Take your comment, remove "CTS Coupe", insert any other car's name. Comment is still valid. No offence!
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        Justin
        • 2 Years Ago
        I disagree. The coupe is way to tall-beltline / stubby-trunk looking to me, both in photos and in person.
      GreaseMonkeySRT
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I see this car, all I imagine is Darth Vader saying "impressive."
      kingrat001
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one of those ridiculous cars that make me really wish I was rich enough to buy one.
      Joe Carter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeez. The thing is so damn powerful, it chirped the wheels on the dyno!
      turkeythundergod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hennessey only plans to build 12 examples, but the "good" news is he's still going to allow 24 people to give him money for cars, then they'll have a 50% chance of geting them delivered, a 50% chance of being robbed.
        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @turkeythundergod
        old habits die hard in the eye of the consumer, I suppose.. .my understanding of late is that the company is tons better at customer service and integrity
          benjammin172
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snap_understeer_ftw
          It's run by the same guy right? You don't become a piece of trash overnight. If he willingly ripped off dozens of consumers before, then he can and will certainly do it again. The amount of credit this guy gets just for taking other people's cars and adding silly amounts of horsepower to them is ridiculous.
      johnvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonder how many customer cars have parts missing because the douche decided to build this piece of junk which will break down after 500 yards.
      Autoblogist
      • 2 Years Ago
      "He's a crook! Waaaaaaah!" Let it begin.....
      Sorten Borten
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another Hennessey ad on Autoblog? Has it already been 6 weeks?
      Ae Neuman
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like justin beeber's car !
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      • 2 Years Ago
      i dont see a lot of worthy cars out of America these days. this one has the potential aesthetically and in power. but honestly it does not need 1000 horses. make it go through the track to beat basic 911s and M3s you have yourself a sure winner, race/touring suspension, weight, drivability. i bet 700 horses would be too much already. 600hp for a little extra. 500hp to hold its ground against competitors. go lower and maybe dont bother. plus maybe do something about the chunky rear end.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't necessarily trust the guy, but I love his cars and his work.
      BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      In before Hennessy is a crook comments
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