2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sets World Record

The 2013 Cadillac CTS-V is faster than a speeding bullet. At least this version is.

Hennessey Performance built a Cadillac CTS-V supercar that launches from 0 to 60 in just two seconds, with the hopes that the car would hit a top speed of 242 mph. The car was built, but the problem was finding a track to test this vehicle on.

After a few phone calls to the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and the Texas State Troopers, Hennessey secured permission to test this CTS-V – all 1,226 horsepower – on a section of State Highway 130.

Last week, the Hennessey team, along with professional test driver Brian Smith, took this speed demon out for a spin to test the TxTag System. Armed with a radar gun, two Texas State Troopers watched the test drive on this closed stretch of highway. From the inside of the vehicle, the Race Logic Vbox documented this Cadillac’s speed.

The VR1200 Twin Turbo Cadillac CTS-V clocked at 220.5 mph, earning a place in the record books as the fastest Cadillac in the the world.

The Arnie Bauer team has never seen a Cadillac go this fast. To learn more about the CTS-V, head on over to talk to our team. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy watching this record-breaking drive.

Source: Torque News

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