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2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport vs 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport! [Head 2 Head Episode 45]

The 2013 Lexus GS F Sport has taken down the likes of the BMW 535i, Audi A6 and Infiniti M37 in previous comparisons, and is our reigning king of the luxury performance sedan segment.

The new 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport brings two turbos, over 100 more horsepower, and a history of excellent track-day capability to the table, but weighs over 100 lbs. more than the Lexus.

Can the light, balanced, and nimble Lexus hold its own against the American powerhouse Cadillac CTS V Sport? On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman takes both cars to the testing grounds, canyon roads, and finally the racetrack to find out.

Hennessey 2013 Cadillac CTS-V VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupé

2013 Cadillac VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe Specifications

Power:
• 1,226 bhp @ 6,400 rpm (1,066 Rear Wheel HP)
• 1,109 lb-ft torque @ 4,000 rpm (964 Rear Wheel Torque)

Estimated Performance:
• 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
• 1/4 Mile: 10.2 @ 141 mph
• Top Speed: 242 mph

VR1200 Twin Turbo Upgrade Includes:
• 427 CID (7.0L) Aluminum V8 Engine
• Forged Aluminum Pistons
• Forged Steel Connecting Rods
• Forged Steel Crankshaft
• Balanced and Blueprinted Rotating Assembly
• ARP Main Studs & Head Bolts
• High Flow Cylinder Heads
• Hennessey VR1200 Camshaft
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• Upgraded Fuel System (Includes Lines, Rails, Regulator & Pump)
• Twin Ball Bearing, Billet Wheel Precision Turbochargers
• Dual Wastegates
• Adjustable Boost Controller (800, 1000 & 1226 HP power settings)
• Stainless Steel Turbo Downpipes and Exhaust System
• Air-to-Water Intercooler
• High-Flow Air Induction System
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Transmission & Drivetrain Upgrades:
• Manual: Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch Upgrade
• Automatic: Performance Build & Torque Converter Upgrade (Add $20,000)
• Extreme Duty CV-Shaft Upgrade

Brembo Brake System Upgrades:
• 15.1 inch Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front & Rear)
• Calipers: 8-Piston (Front); 6-Piston (Rear)

Wheels & Tire Upgrades:
• Hennessey Wheels: 20x10 inch (Front); 20x13 inch (Rear)
• Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires: 275/30YR-20 (Front); 345/30YR-20 (Rear)

Suspension Upgrades:
• Lowered 1” (Front & Rear)
• Upgraded Front and Rear Swaybars
• Factory Magnetic Ride Control Tuned by John Heinricy

CarbonAero Widebody Body:
• Carbon Fiber Front Splitter
• Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
• Carbon Fiber Front Fenders
• Carbon Fiber Extractor Hood
• Carbon Fiber Rear Fender Flares

Interior Upgrades:
• Alcantara Headliner
• Carbon Fiber Door Sills
• Upgraded Leather & Stitching
• Hennessey Embroidered Heardrests
• Hennessey Premium Floormats

(vía Carscoop)

CTS-V Powered ‘68 Chevy Camaro Drop Top - [BIG MUSCLE]

Finding the right balance between a well tuned street car and a flat-out performance car is no easy task.

However that didn’t stop Southern California resident Bob Hall from building what may just be one of the best vehicles we’ve ever driven.

He started with an ultra clean 1968 Camaro SS convertible, fitted it with a supercharged LSA mill from a 2009 Cadillac CTS-V, reworked the entire drivetrain and suspension, and in the end, created a car that’s 44 years old but feels like it rolled out of the factory yesterday.

Super Wagon Drag Race! Cadillac CTS-V vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG - Head 2 Head Episode 4

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the supercharged 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon against the twin-turbo 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon. Witness the mother of all mommy-mobile matchups, capped off with a 150MPH half-mile drag race!

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