John Hennessey's life isn't special. Get up in the morning. Take the family wagon for a little drive. Come home. Granted, the family wagon is a 700-hp Hennessey CTS-V "Hammer Wagon" and the little drive includes a 189.7 mph standing-mile CTS-V world record. But he did drive it home.
It's fast, it handles and it's the answer to a question only asked by a small, noisy few gearheads and automotive journalists. We got another chance behind the wheel of Cadillac's CTS-V wagon this weekend because, well, it was available in the General's New York City press fleet.
When the Hennessey CTS-V Sport Wagon squared off against the Porsche 911 Turbo, some complained it was the slightly older 911 Turbo. Fair enough. Here's the 650 hp wagon against a Nissan GT-R.
Since the moment I first saw a CTS-V Sport Wagon parked outside of the Hennessey headquarters in Sealy, Texas I knew a quarter-mile run video was coming. But a Porsche 911 Turbo versus a 650 HP Hennessey-tuned Caddy station wagon? Ridiculous.
Cadillac's Black Diamond package is available on all three versions of the CTS-V — tiny, medium and magnum — and adds $4,850 atop the price. For the added cash, you'll get shimmering-like-a-sparkle-vampire SpectraFlair paint, microfiber suede Recaro seats and Midnight Sapele wood accents. We saw it yesterday here in…
Get your sports car outta the way of this Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. I'll outrun you, and then, when you're crying about it, I'll offer you a tissue from the jumbo Kleenex box I've just picked up from Costco.
We can't tell you how the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon drives until Monday morning at 12:01 am. But, we can show you what it looks like when you murder the Michelin Man's children as he sadistically dances on.
After a ride in the passenger seat, we can sum up our impression of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon in one word: Perfect. Other words: Power, style, luxury, and five swingin' doors. The 'merican superwagon has it all.
Why are we so excited about the 556HP Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon? Watch this walk-around of the big-assed super-wagon by Cadillac design director Clay Dean. Now, simultaneously imagine powersliding out of Home Depot with a boot filled with two-by-fours. Awesome.
This is it. The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is officially heading to production. This is the "show car" version of the 556 HP supercharged Corvette-engined Caddy-badged Jesus wagon we'll be seeing live this week in New York. Daddy like.
This is it — the Cadillac CTS-V Wagon — fully unmasked at a marketing photo shoot. It's the stretched-out high-power people-hauler every automotive journalist has been waiting for. Let's just go ahead and call it the Cadillac of awesome.
Our prayers for a US über-wagon have been answered, as GM has confirmed Inside Line's claim that the Cadillac CTS-V Sportwagon is go! No word yet on details, pricing or timeline. Only the cryptic tweet from Scott Oldham below.