Hennessey plans epic 746kW package for 2016 Cadillac CTS-V

Not one to be outdone, American tuning house and vehicle manufacturer Hennessey Performance (HPE) has spilled the beans on plans for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Hennessey HPE1000 preview

In Hennessey tradition, the firm is setting high goals for the new HPE1000 package, hoping to take the crown for fastest four-door sedan in the world. The plan is to get the CTS-V to hit an outrageous 390km/h.

To achieve this, a massive power boost is in store for the sedan. It starts with strengthening of the 6.2-litre V8 block, removing the stock supercharger and replacing it with twin turbochargers. Founder of the company John Hennessey had this to say:

“A couple of years ago, the State of Texas gave us the opportunity to test one of our specially tuned CTS-Vs – our VR1200 Twin Turbo coupe. It ran 221 mph (356 km/h) on State Highway 130, near the Circuit of the Americas. It was still pulling on when we ran out of road. I believe that our 2016 twin-turbo CTS-V will have a top speed approaching 240mph (386 km/h)”.

The company also plans to dress up the exterior to give it a unique look, with dark alloy wheels and dark bodykit components. Some carbon-ceramic brakes will also be part of the package.

Hennessey is planning to build just 24 units per year, beginning in 2016. HPE is also planning a variety of performance upgrades for the new CTS-V, including an engine option that increases power from the stock supercharged V8 up to 596kW.

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Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.