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    • Stock BMW F10 M5 versus Hennessey HPE650 CTS-V from a stop

      Great run here from a modified Cadillac CTS-V with the Hennessey HPE650 package versus a Stock F10 M5 that does not have the Competition Package option. Hennessey claims 566 rear wheel horsepower for the HPE650 package which consists of a pulley upgrade, intake, heat exchanger upgrade, and new tune. That is more wheel horsepower than the F10 M5 has stock but the F10 M5 has the advantage of a DCT transmission.


      Hennessey claims a 124 1/4 mile trap speed for the package although this package on the CTS-V wagon has only done 121. That said, the lighter sedan (approximately 200 pounds less depending on manual or automatic option) should be close to that trap speed. That also should be enough to take a stock F10 M5.

      In the video what we see is that the F10 M5 takes the CTS-V out of the hole getting maybe a slight jump on it. The CTS-V comes back fairly strong showing it does have the HP advantage it should but it can not gain any further ground going neck and neck to 124 miles per hour. The M5 holds it off and gains back a little bit of ground lost but then the CTS-V lets off.

      A very close run that goes back and forth. The CTS-V shows an advantage in the lower gears but up top can not overcome the BMW turbos and redline. The DCT also certainly helps. If this was a Competition Package M5, it would likely win against the modified CTS-V. An impressive showing for the M5.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Stock BMW F10 M5 versus Hennessey HPE650 CTS-V from a stop started by Sticky View original post
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      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        "If getting your V to Hennessey’s shop in Texas is problematic, he offers a 650-horse mail-order kit for $5950"

        http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/hennessey-cadillac-cts-v-v700-review


        BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH long story short you can a "700 BHP" CTS V that runs 11.7 @ 128 mph for around the same price as a new m5. Albeit this was based off buying a Brand New CTS-V with all performance enhancing products.

        Now I know the CTS-V 650 kit is around 6k without install. I'd like to see the total price of the http://www.caddyboost.com/showthread...T-6266-LSX-427 before I'd even touch the CTS-V from hennessey! Also I think @ultimateendz with a stage 1 ran a high 10!
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        "If getting your V to Hennessey’s shop in Texas is problematic, he offers a 650-horse mail-order kit for $5950"

        http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/hennessey-cadillac-cts-v-v700-review


        BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH long story short you can a "700 BHP" CTS V that runs 11.7 @ 128 mph for around the same price as a new m5. Albeit this was based off buying a Brand New CTS-V with all performance enhancing products.

        Now I know the CTS-V 650 kit is around 6k without install. I'd like to see the total price of the http://www.caddyboost.com/showthread...T-6266-LSX-427 before I'd even touch the CTS-V from hennessey! Also I think @ultimateendz with a stage 1 ran a high 10!

        for 8k i ran 11.1@134 on street tires (PSS) vs hennesseys 8k 11.7@128 on slicks...hennesseys TT CTS-V is $250k...i spent about 24k on mine and some of that had nothing to do with the actual TT kit and I make the SAME amount of power
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        for 8k i ran 11.1@134 on street tires (PSS) vs hennesseys 8k 11.7@128 on slicks...hennesseys TT CTS-V is $250k...i spent about 24k on mine and some of that had nothing to do with the actual TT kit and I make the SAME amount of power
        Hennessey is a waste of money like Techart, Ruf, Dinan, etc.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This article appears on caddyboost.com btw. Yay, things are working Click here to enlarge
        Wait. Caddyboost? Sticky, you should have said something sooner. Guess who's now rocking' a V... Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        Wait. Caddyboost? Sticky, you should have said something sooner. Guess who's now rocking' a V... Click here to enlarge
        I've been talking about Caddyboost for a while Click here to enlarge It's working but I have a ton to do. Just got BritishBoost up today.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I've been talking about Caddyboost for a while Click here to enlarge It's working but I have a ton to do. Just got BritishBoost up today.
        Damn, makin' moves... Everything except Yugoboost.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eleventeen Click here to enlarge
        Damn, makin' moves... Everything except Yugoboost.
        I've considered it. Surprised the domain wasn't already taken Click here to enlarge
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I've been talking about Caddyboost for a while Click here to enlarge It's working but I have a ton to do. Just got BritishBoost up today.
        We just need a proper banner Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        We just need a proper banner Click here to enlarge
        I'm working on it.