Eight years ago we gathered around the proofing table to look for any final errors before the World’s Greatest Car Magazine went to print. I saw a black Cadillac listed with a V8 & manual transmission for $15,000. I called the owner and asked why the price was so low, and it was a divorce sale! I hated to low-ball the gentleman, but he didn’t care. It was the perfect Cadillac CTS-V for sale.
I never considered driving a Cadillac until I paid him, and I have never looked back. Since then, it has only required a differential brace and regular fluid changes. The moral of this anecdote is that the harder you drive, the more you are rewarded, and it has been the most reliable car I have owned.
Sure you could get it to 1,000 horsepower and still be reliable, but you will need new rear tires every other week. That is why the Hennessey HPE850 Cadillac CTS-V is a perfect daily driver.
To make 850 horsepower, their master technicians install ported heads, a new cam, lifters, valvetrain, and a supercharger pulley. Because the stock fuel pump and blower are potent, the only other upgrade is a larger heat exchanger for the intercoolers. Without the optional H10 monoblock wheels, it could pass for a stock V to many average enthusiasts.
After remapping the transmission points and firmness, this beast will cruise on happily on premium fuel for years. Yes, even our unfortunate states where 91 is the highest octane offered can enjoy the HPE850. It is available for 2016 to 2020 cars, so call John and his team at 979-385-1300, or click the link below for more information.