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Old 10-25-12, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Hennessey-tuned Cadillac CTS-V hits 220 mph on Texas highway

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Texas tuner John Hennessey's work on big Detroit iron has its acolytes and detractors, but the man knows how to show off his wares. To highlight the top-speed performance of some of his big rigs, Texas authorities let him take a full-speed blast down the state's newest toll road outside Austin that opened today, one that features an 85-mph speed limit. It's just long enough for the 1,200-hp, twin-turbo Cadillac CTS-V coupe to hit 220.5 mph.

Hennessey told Jalopnik that the stunt came about after a conversation with state officials and an offer to test out a toll tag system to see if it could accurately report fines at triple-digit speeds. In addition to his 1,200-hp CTS-V coupe, Hennessey also brought a 707-hp Chevy Camaro ZL1 that managed to hit 203.9 mph along the same strip, with an even better sound. Hennessey says the CTS-V might have done 230 mph had he been granted another mile of tarmac.

And for the record: All of the electronics used by Texas state officials, including their radar guns, worked perfectly during the run. Word to the wise: 85 mph will probably be fast enough.

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Thats pretty dope
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Only in Texas lol
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For the 1st time ever I'm in love with a Caddy. Hell may have just had its 1st snowstorm.
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That was very very impressive. It even looked like he backed off. I dont think that was Vmax. It may have just been the drivers comfort max. Hennesey has put together some real monsters
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Hennessey makes insane stuff. That 1200hp CTS-V is kind of of the "medium" salsa Hennessey sells you. Imagine 1200+hp in a 1000lb lighter Vette or Viper.
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What's people's general perception or opinion of Hennessey Tuning these days? Aren't some people turned off by their unprofessionalism and shrewd business practices?
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I hear Hennessey is a bit of a d***, but they do make some impressive tuners
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