Because breaking the four-figure mark is just awesome.
Hennessey Performance is no stranger to horsepower. In fact they love and embrace it in huge portions that only Americans can produce. Their latest project to receive a 1,000-horsepower output from the tuning company is the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V because, well, 640 horsepower just isn’t enough.
The supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 was given a full-on tear-down and re-build as part of the Hennessey Performance HPE1000 CTS-V program. The factory supercharger was swapped out for a bigger 2.9-liter unit while forged pistons, forged steel rods, custom HPE camshafts, and ported cylinder heads were added on. The entire fuel system was upgraded along and more generous injectors were added. Cooling the 6.2-liter V-8 falls upon the newly-installed high-flow intercooler system with larger heat exchanger.
Getting all of the gasses out as efficiently and brutally as possible is a new stainless steel exhaust system. Long-tube headers flow into the new midpipes and high-flow catalytic converters, then exit via four tailpipes protruding from the rear bumper.
After all of the dyno tuning and road testing, the Hennessey Performance HPE1000 CTS-V can produce 1,000 bhp at 6,300 RPM. That’s a full 360 horsepower improvement over the factory engine.
While the HPE1000 CTS-V upgrade focuses mainly on the massive power increase, Hennessey Performance also offers new monoblock forged wheels and carbon fiber aerodynamics as an option. Special ‘Hennessey’ badging, premium floor mats, and engine and dashboard serial-numbered plaques are also included as standard.
The new Hennessey Performance HPE1000 CTS-V upgrade program is currently available for those with an addiction to power.
Hennessey Performance HPE1000 CTS-V Specifications
Hennessey HPE1000 Upgrade:
Available for 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
Maximum Horsepower: 1000 bhp at 6,300 RPM
HPE1000 Upgrade Includes:
-2.9 Liter Supercharger System
-Forged Steel Rods
-Custom HPE Camshaft
-Ported Cylinder Heads
-Upgraded Fuel Injectors
-Upgraded Fuel System
-High Flow Intercooling System
-Intercooler Heat Exchanger Upgrade
-Long-tube Stainless Steel Headers
-Stainless Steel Midpipes
-High Flow Catalytic Converters
-All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
-HPE Engine Management Calibration
-Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
-Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
-Hennessey Exterior Badging
-Hennessey Premium Floormats
-1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty
-Stainless Steel Exhaust System
-Hennessey H10 Monoblock Wheel Upgrade
Source: Hennessey Performance