The boys at Hennessey Motorsports have been busy lately. Their latest hot rodded project comes in the form of the 2009 Hennessey V700 CTS-V, packed with a mighty 700-horsepower tuned LSA.
Hennessey's been getting mighty cozy with GM's new line of supercharged small blocks, first tuning the Corvette ZR1 to create the amazing ZR700 and ZR750, and now getting their hands dirty on the wolf in sheep's clothing 2009 Cadillac CTS-V to create the Hennessey V700 CTS-V. The only real numbers that matter are the following; 700-horsepwer @ 6,300 rpm, 701 lb-ft of torque @ 3,400 rpm, 0-60 in 3.1 seconds, 1/4 mile in 10.9 @ 129 mph and a top speed of 211 mph when you're rowing your own gears. You can't deny that those are impressive numbers, especially considering that they're being made by a 4200 lb luxury sedan.
Hennessey's first order of business was to open up the lungs of the 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 by strapping on a 4-inch cold air induction system, 1 7/8-inch long tube stainless steel headers, 3-inch stainless steel mid pipes and high flow cats. Next they tapped into the brain with an engine management software upgrade. The nice Eaton supercharger sitting in-between the cylinder banks received a new pulley and snout and the intercooler received a heat exchanger upgrade. The Houston crew then cracked open the motor to give the V700 a nice upgraded camshaft as well as new high flow cylinder heads.
Included in the package are an aggressive looking set of 20-inch HRE wheels neatly wrapped with 305/45-20 Nitto drag radial tires, Hennessey embroidered head rests, and a serial numbered plaque on both the dash and under the hood. Hennessey hasn't released the price for the package just yet, but you can purchase any of these upgrades for your '09 CTS-V separately. We beg to ask the question why you'd purchase them separately when this is such a badass complete package. If we had the money... well, our Dad told us not to dream like that anymore.
If 700-horsepower isn't enough for you, Hennessey is also developing the V800 Twin Turbo that has, you guessed it, 800 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm @ 15 psi and 780 lb-ft torque @ 4,400 rpm via a twin ball bearing turbo setup. We'll bring you updates when we learn more. [via Hennessey]