The Cadillac CTS-V is already a very fast machine with a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph) and a 0 to 98 Km/h (zero to 60 mph) time of 4 seconds. However, when the guys at Hennessey Performance got their hands on the compact coupe, they transformed it into a straight line monster thanks a twin-turbo 7.0-Litre V8 that develops as much as 1226 Hp! Hennessey estimates a new zero to 60 mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 390 Km/h (242 mph). Ambitious numbers right?

When it comes to styling, the car is just a beauty. The front bonnet has been modified to make place for the big V8 and the fenders have been widened thanks to a carbon package. Everything is perfectly put together just like what we used to get from Hennessey. Besides, black on black always wins!

Hennessey's interpretation of the CTS-V will be called VR1200 and only 12 of these monsters will be built. Check out the high res gallery below for more pictures of the beast and don't forget to click past the jump to watch the dyno test. Enjoy the noise!

[source: Hennessey Performance]
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