: Hennessey's 1200 HP V



LeeH
03-01-13, 08:31 AM
He is doing a limited production of 12 of these. Its got 1,226 hp and a top speed of 242 mph, with 1066 wheel hp. No mention of the price, though I think it would cost about the same as a new car. :D

Article: http://www.men-know-why.com/1200-hp-hennessey-cadillac-cts-v-coupe-offered-to-12-insane-owners/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-RTpw4MIdVc

He is doing a limited production of 12 of these. Its got 1,226 hp and a top speed of 242 mph, with 1066 wheel hp. No mention of the price, though I think it would cost about the same as a new car. :D

TheDarkKnight
03-01-13, 10:36 AM
The article title itself says it all, "12 insane people". You gotta be insane to pay that price

jzchen
03-02-13, 09:16 AM
It's on the Hennessey website: "Not California emissions compliant."

sykb47l
03-02-13, 11:17 AM
Check ebay $350,000.00

DMM
03-04-13, 11:08 PM
RPM Motorsports eclipsed Hennessy's numbers with a recent build. Doesn't cost $350k but i'm sure they'd take it.

MikePeters@Hennessey
03-05-13, 12:29 PM
Our VR1200 has a hand Carbon body, made by the same ex-F1 aero engineer who does all of our World-Record holding Venom GT panels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74gthT8v1ds).

Did RPM Motorsports run a documented 220mph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_0von_5SRk) and put up to a 3 Year / 36,000 mile warranty on it? If so that's an impressive job of eclipsing our numbers.

VR1200 Serial #01 is on eBay for $350k (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cadillac-CTS-VR1200-2013-Cadillac-CTS-V-Hennessey-VR1200-Twin-Turbo-Coupe-1200-HP-Ready-for-Export-/121076164953?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item1c30b3a959#ht_2860wt_1165), as per the owners of the car's request since he wants to build a sedan, and that car is ready to go. I can build that car for cheaper, but it takes about 3-6 months to assemble depending on outfitting options, and is a full turn-key build. The VR1200 is a handmade carbon widebody kit, brakes, wheels, IRS upgrade, interior, no stone left unturned one-off custom vehicle. We can give a car 1,200 horsepower for a fraction of that. I've seen us do it.

wait4me
03-05-13, 01:47 PM
RPM Motorsports eclipsed Hennessy's numbers with a recent build. Doesn't cost $350k but i'm sure they'd take it.

That was a car that we built. Not rpm... They just added larger fuel system and minor things when that person wanted to run more boost then retuned it for that added power.

Rule12b
03-05-13, 05:23 PM
I just wish Hennessey and LPE would send a few cars out to participate in the Cadillac Challenge. I'd really like to see how they stack up amongst all the other guys running. Not because I don't think they will make a good showing, but rather because I think they will and it would add a lot to the Series.