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Hennessey Cadillac VR1200 tests Texas' highway cameras, hits 220.5 mph [video]

Top speed of 220.5 mph.

Earlier this week John Hennessey ran into Texas Lt. Gov David Dewhrust and told him that he has a suitable car for testing the TxTag toll tag camera system for the new 85mph section of the Texas State Highway 130.

Indeed he did as the car he was talking about was the impressive VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe modified to produce 1,226 hp (914 kW) and 1,190 lb-ft (1501 Nm).

The recently installed system worked like a charm as it managed to grab both front and rear license plates, with the car’s toll tag at 203.9 mph (328 km/h) before hitting 220.5 mph (355 km/h).

Asked if this was the first time when he hit more than 200 mph (322 km/h) on a state highway with one of his custom cars, Hennessey responded with a “no comment”.

The 85mph high-speed section of the SH-130 is now officially open.

Source: Jalopnik

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Charliescars
Look out bugatti and mclaren the americans are coming for you with their hoods flapping in the wind
Nov 15, 2012 3:03 pm
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Naninella
now that's some vroooooom! zoom zoom!! strap in and put on your helmet!
Nov 1, 2012 7:06 pm
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silenteyes
Ummm.... The story speaks of the Caddy, why is the video of a Camaro? I believe THIS is the video that should be with the story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y_0von_5SRk&list=UU8Jgn2dTAEvsV9YezsV3mSQ
Oct 30, 2012 12:33 am
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SorryMyBadEnglish
And then came the curve... http://kdmedianow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/explosion2.jpg
Oct 28, 2012 11:09 am
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speedingby
Awesome!! Watch how fast the clouds are passing by as the car reaches top speed!...and the high-speed bug strike at 1:59...
Oct 26, 2012 9:47 pm
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GRAVE
It is a Hennessey so probably they will break down after a 1000 mile
Oct 26, 2012 12:39 pm
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FOXHOUND
well they do offer a 3yr 36k warranty, so if it breaks you are covered.
Oct 26, 2012 6:03 pm
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SnakesInMyPants
I like how the hood was flapping at those high speeds. really shows GMs legendary build quality
Oct 26, 2012 11:49 am
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LBento
Know you just touched a sensitive issue in WCF. The American "quality", with their "great" driving skills on their "high" speed highway :)
Oct 26, 2012 12:21 pm
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SorryMyBadEnglish
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Oct 28, 2012 7:05 am
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LBento
85mph "high speed" section lol. Almost the autobahn!
Oct 26, 2012 11:44 am
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