Hennessey reveals 1,226 hp VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe [video]

Perhaps Hennessey's most ambitious tuning so far.

Hennessey is perhaps one of the most ambitious tuners in the world if we take into consideration the cars they’ve built so far, such as the 1,000 hp Venom GT or the CTS-V Coupe. Their latest project is just as impressive and it’s based on the latter, only this time the V8 7.0-liter aluminum engine pumps out an impressive 1,226 hp (914 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 1,109 lb-ft (1501 Nm) at 4,000 rpm.

With so much power available, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it takes just 2.9 seconds to do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint, topping out at 242 mph (389 km/h). The quarter mile is performed in 10.2 seconds at 141 mph (227 km/h), which allows John Hennessey to believe that the car is faster than the upcoming Bugatti Galibier, another car with more than 1,000 hp. He is willing to demonstrate the top speed of the car on VW's high speed circuit at Ehra-Leissen to prove Bugatti’s CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer the impressive performance of this heavily modified CTS-V Coupe.

Hennessey plans on making only 12 units of this beast, but the good news is that the tuner will offer this VR1200 package for CTS-V sedans and wagons as well.

Full details about the upgrade program in the source link below.

Source: Hennessey

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slim slim
Hennesey is only building 12 cars what a shame. This is the deal of a lifetime. Veyron like performance, speed, horsepower, etc. at 1/12 the price. I bet for the price of a Veyron, I could buy the whole production run of these cars. Im sure 12 would outlast one Veyron and maintenance on all 12 would be muuuuuuuuuch less than maintenance for just 1 veyron. Lets start with tires. Then a simple oil change, coolant flush, tranny fluid change, etc.. the Bugatti would be priced up there with private jets. Im not knocking Bugatti, I know theres nothing that compares with the Veyron. But its hard to not make comparisons when you can have almost as much speed and power and twice the driver involvement/feel in a stealthy but beastly package that can be done by the average person and not limited to the middle east and the filthy rich.
Oct 27th, 2012 10:41pm
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GTurbo GTurbo
Hennessey isn't doing Cadillac's reliability record any favours here; major fail!
Sep 7th, 2012 11:33pm
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Mtn86 Mtn86
Sucks Pontiac died before they had a chance to build the G8 coupe or sport truck...
Sep 7th, 2012 8:34am
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@adrian, yes they give warranty but with all this power and torque this engine will not live long so no body want to buy a car which will stay most of its time in the workshop
Sep 6th, 2012 9:52pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
I understand. I was just providing some official info. Impressive figures though..
Sep 6th, 2012 9:56pm
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ucplayer ucplayer
Can it turn?
Sep 6th, 2012 9:25pm
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sensei sensei
HP has never been the Achilles heal of American cars. Its always been handling.
Sep 7th, 2012 5:14am
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WOW impressive numbers! But it will break down after 10k or less.
Sep 6th, 2012 8:52pm
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gooniz gooniz
same question, what is the reliability history of these cars? where I live the only company that will give you a warrenty on their modified cars is (Mercedes/Brabus). the rest will not cover anything and you have to fix the car yourself.
Sep 6th, 2012 9:12pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
Hennessey says that the tuning program is offered with a 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty. You can read this in the source link.
Sep 6th, 2012 9:18pm
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sideskraper sideskraper
It's a Hennessy, it'll prob die after 3k. Then any of the 12 owners will end up in a protracted and public discourse with the company. Followed by; shelling out even more money to get a third party to fix the issues with their cars and a very bitter taste in their mouth. That said the LS7 which it is very likely based on, should be able to handle that sort of output. Even if it doesn't do it very gracefully.
Sep 7th, 2012 4:33pm
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