Official: 2013 Hennessey VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe

2013 Hennessey VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe

Hennessey released details of a limited edition, 1,200hp version of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Coupe today. Just twelve will be produced and each will feature upgrades to the engine, gearbox, suspension, braking system and aerodynamics, as well as a range of interior upgrades.

To start with the engine, Hennessey took the basic 6.2 liter V8 LSA engine out of the CTS-V Coupe and replaced it with a 427 CID aluminium V8. To this, forged aluminium pistons, steel connecting rods, steel crankshaft, ARP main studs and head bolts, high flow cylinder heads and a Hennessey VR1200 camshaft were added. The extra power comes from a twin turbocharger setup with an upgraded fuel system, upgraded injectors and dual wastegates.
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One interesting aspect is the fact that the boost is adjustable with settings for 800, 1,000 and 1226hp. The exhaust system includes stainless steel downpipes, Henessey also fit an air-to-water intercooler and a high flow air induction system. The entire system gets engine management calibration, both dyno and road tests and exterior and interior badging. The engine features a three year, 36,000 mile limited warranty.

Transmission upgrades focus around a dual-friction clutch upgrade sourced through transmission specialists Centreforce. For an extra $20,000 an automatic box is available with a torque converter. Braking system features Brembo 15.1 inch ceramic rotors, eight-piston at the front and six-piston at the rear.

The suspension gets lowered by an inch at the front and rear with upgraded front and rear swaybars and a tuned version of the factory magnetic ride control. To complete the aggressive new look, a carbon fibre front splitter has been added along with a rear diffuser, front fender extensions, an extractor hood and rear fender flares.

Inside, Hennessey fit an alcantara headliner, carbon fibre door sills, upgraded leather and stitching, embroidered headrests and a set of Hennessey branded floormats. A comprehensive kit!

Published: September 7, 2012 10:33 am

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