Cadi-fast! Suped up Cadillac is world’s speediest family car with top speed of 242mph

September 11, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

This hyper-tuned Cadillac is the world’s fastest family car – with a top speed of 242mph.

The incredible CTS-V will outsprint any Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche ever built with only a handful of supercars quicker.

It is the work of Texan tuner John Hennessey – who saw claims made by the boss of Bugatti as a challenge.

Speedy cadillac

 

Speedy cadillac

Speedy cadillac

Speedy cadillac

Speedy cadillac

Speedy cadillac

Speedy cadillac

Speedy cadillac

 Speedy cadillac

Wolfgang Durheimer recently said its forthcoming Galibier model will be the fastest four-seater in the world, capable of more than 235mph.

So Hennessey, who runs Hennessey Performance, shoehorned a 7-litre V8 engine and twin turbochargers under the bonnet of the Cadillac.

He also fitted a number of modifications so the humble American car can cope with the engine’s titanic 1,244bhp and 1,109lb/ft of torque.

The result is a madcap motor which will accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 242mph.

Only a handful of million-pound motors are capable of topping this speed but the tuned Cadillac is available as a four-seat coupe, saloon and even an estate.

John said: “I’ve owned several Cadillac CTS-Vs over the past few years, all of them modified to 700bhp.

“But I wanted to build something really special and much more powerful.

“Bugatti seems to be hinting that their upcoming sedan will be the “fastest four-seater” in the world and faster than any tuner car.

“We’d be glad to bring one of our VR1200 Twin Turbos to the VW test track at Ehra-Lessien to see which one is faster.”

The Hennessey-tuned Cadillac CTS-V will be limited to just 12 models and cost around £190,000.

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