The Cadillac CTS-V has been one of the leading luxury-sport sedans sold in the United States for several generations now, but the newest iteration – packing the new LT4 from the Camaro ZL1 and the Corvette Z06 – makes this V the most powerful yet. With 640 horsepower, there aren’t many sedans in the world that will keep up with this roomy Cadillac, but there are some. For those CTS-V owners who want to drastically cut down on the number of cars on the street that can beat them in a sprint from a stop light – Hennessey has the answer.
The HPE1000 package from Hennessey Performance for the current generation Cadillac CTS-V has an official output of 1,000 horsepower and 966 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. With the help of a lightning-quick 8-speed automatic transmission, this sleek sedan dashes from a stop to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9-seconds while running the quarter mile in just 10.5 seconds at 135 miles per hour. I am going to guess that those times included a stickier-than-stock tire, as even with 1,000 horsepower – getting from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds with a common street tire and rear wheel drive is an incredible feat.
All of this power is achieved by adding a larger supercharger, a custom intake manifold, a custom camshaft, ported cylinder heads with stronger valve train components, a high flow intercooler system, long-tube stainless steel headers, stainless steel midpipes with high flow catalytic convertors and a custom dyno tune with Shell 93-octane pump gas.
That leads to an output of 804 horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels – representing a massive increase over the stock figures of 548 horsepower and 511 lb-ft of torque that are also shown on the Hennessey website.
1000bhp in Action
In the video below, Hennessey shows off the HPE1000 package for the 2016-2018 Cadillac CTS-V, including a clip of a dyno run (no numbers in this case) followed by footage of the car blasting down the test track at very high speeds. We don’t get to see a quarter mile run or any timed footage, but this is probably the best video you will find of the HPE1000 CTS-V in action, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!