The 2012 Hennessey CTS-V Hammer Wagon.
So, how do I go about this one today? I’m going to discuss a car that has been on the road for a few years now, and has been constantly begging for attention from it’s bigger brothers and sisters. The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is more than the extended version of the CTS, it’s a powerhouse that is in the shape of a sinister looking grocery getter. We all know that since the rebirth of the Cadillac image, the brand has been more then popular. Gone are the days of the quacking duck that represented the Catera, which had horrible sales numbers. Moving ahead to the year 2004, the bold, and sharp edges of the brand new CTS & CTS-V, was what was catching everyone’s attention. Fast forward again, to around 2010, and the CTS-V Wagon was introduced to the world. In a mere 8 years Cadillac has found a way to give Germany’s best a strong run for their money. Now there’s a group of engine builders out there in the automotive world that have found a way to make the Cadillac CTS V Wagon a lot more attractive to the to the man who would rather be in a Corvette than a wagon. Let’s look at the potential scenario if you will. A man who is married, has a house, a dog or two, two kids, and a wife who’s hotter than the Georgia Sun during a heat wave, has a choice to make for a second car. Choice number one is a pristine 2012 Corvette ZR1, with a moderate trimming level or choice number two is a 2012 CTS-V Wagon. We know the ZR1 costs more, goes faster, is a Hell of a lot sexier, and will get the looks of all the ladies, when you drive by. BUT, the kids can’t be with you when you step on the loud pedal, and the wife’s hand slap to the back of the head, will become a standard feature when all of those pretty ladies DO catch your attention. So, now you figure the CTS-V Wagon would be the next best option, right? Well actually the guys over at Hennessy Motor Sports decided to make that second option a lot more appealing. Introducing the 2012 Hennessy CTS-V Hammer Wagon. In plain and simple English, this is the culmination of power, & functionality. Who would of thought that somebody could pump out 658hp, and 661lb ft. of torque, out of a Supercharged V8 motor, and it be in a wagon? C’mon you have to be kidding me! Well it exists, and is currently being produced for those who want the “Bad Boy” of grocery getters. The base model of the monster was already a force to be reckoned with, and was conquering great feats of supremacy across the world on Germany’s Nurburgring. Fastest production sedan is the title that is held today, by this series of car. So what do you do when you hit the top of the ladder? Make another faster, stronger, and more functional version of yourself, so nobody can touch you. The specs on the 2012 Hennessy CTS-V Hammer Wagon are pretty simple. We already know about the 650+hp, and the 661lb ft. of torque, which is coupled to a nasty dual “Dump Style” exhaust system. With a push of a button the raw unadulterated sound of those angry 650 horses come rampaging out through a set of straight flow pipes. This, my friends will make those German Estate cars piss themselves, and go crying back to the Chateau. Most of the power in the car was achieved through changing a few things on an already stout platform. By changing the pulley on the Supercharger, adding a Cold Air Induction kit, and swapping out the exhaust, for a set that would constantly deliver the tire screeching torque you wanna feel in the seat of your pants, total Automotive Zen was accomplished. OK, back to the man who has to make a choice between cars. Hands down the 2012 Hennessy CTS-V Hammer Wagon would be the overall better choice, and here’s why. More power, and torque than you know what to do with. A sleek and sexy four door, that can accommodate you, and your family. (Dogs included.) The perfect car to drive to the supermarket, and still maintain your dignity. Lastly, a car that you can actually use at a track day, and still make it to your anniversary dinner later that night. See what I mean? This is the obvious choice here. So, what’s left? The price. Well, you would need to get your own CTS-V, and then have Hennessy work their technical voo-doo, and then, BAM……….. it’s yours for $95,000 dollars. Just about the same amount of cash for that ZR1, you were eying. Cost of a Hammer Wagon – $95,000 Cost of a track day session – $250 Cost of dinner at Golden Corral – $50 The look of a guys face after you smoked him in a street race with your family in the back – Priceless.
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