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Old 10-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
 
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Car hits 220 MPH on new Texas highway

Well that was fast.
A Cadillac CTS-V has become the first car to break 200 mph on Texas’ new 85 mph highway.
And the cops approve!
But just this one time.




Hennessey Performance, builders of some of the fastest custom cars on the planet, including the 275 mph Venom GT, offered up one of their 1,200 hp Cadillac coupes to test the cameras fitted to the automated toll system on the brand new SH-130 toll road, which boasts the highest speed limit in the nation at 85 mph.
Read: Hennessey planning record run for 275 mph Venom GT supercar
The run took place on Tuesday, the day before the highway opened to the public, on a closed stretch of the road south of Lockhart with safety crews ready at hand.
With a professional test driver behind the wheel, the car passed by the cameras at over 180 mph which posed no problem for them getting a photo of its license plate.
Although it doesn’t issue speeding tickets, toll jumpers who don’t have the proper tag affixed to their car get a violation sent to them in the mail. Apparently it’s not just the law you can’t outrun, but also the DOT.
Of course, with all of that open road available the driver wasn’t about to slam on the brakes. Hennessey tells FoxNews.com that his man kept his foot in it for a full 1.75 miles, hitting a top speed of 220.5 mph. At that rate, he could’ve driven the entire length of the highway from San Antonio to Austin in just about 12 minutes.
Just don't try that on the way home, you're being watched.


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Old 10-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: Car hits 220 MPH on new Texas highway

Those Cadillac CTS models are nice! I used to drive 'em on the GM Milford Proving Grounds test track ... of course, they were the stock, 556hp model that went from 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds, not this bad mammer-mammer, .
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Sweet, maybe I should cut my '99 Ranger loose on that bad boy. Nah, don't wanna embarrass anybody ...
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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Re: Car hits 220 MPH on new Texas highway

Now thats FAST !
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
Those Cadillac CTS models are nice! I used to drive 'em on the GM Milford Proving Grounds test track ... of course, they were the stock, 556hp model that went from 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds, not this bad mammer-mammer, .
I have a V, that's not a standard V.

Hennessy Vs are upwards of 1000 HP, and the standard CTS-V is speed limited to 178 MPH.

And yes LOL my 4 door grocery getter will pin your ears back.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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That's just awesome. Seriously, a Caddy is fully capable of brawling with anything the Germans crank out.
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tell me that wouldn't be a blast to be in
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