• VF-Engineering VF650 supercharged E92 M3 versus a Hennessey tuned Cadillac CTS-V

      This video comparison comes to us from Brazil courtesy of Full Power Magazine. These two cars grace the cover of their August issue. The M3 has a VF650 supercharger kit and we have seen the weaker VF620 put down 521 wheel horsepower on 91 octane. The exact modifications on the CTS-V are not given but it is stated to have around 650 horsepower as well with Hennessey upgrades so likely just a tune, pulley, and exhaust upgrade.

      The numbers in the video are given in CV (cheval vapeur) units which is a French unit of power measure that closely correlate with horsepower units. 1 CV is .986 horsepower. On paper according to the magazine the cars have similar horsepower. In practice, the M3 dusts the CTS-V rather easily. Kind of surprising to see the M3 pull this hard on a tuned CTS-V which is why we would like to have the exact specs the Caddy.

      We also do not know which transmission the M3 has but we assume the dual clutch trans.





      This article was originally published in forum thread: VF-Engineering VF620 supercharged E92 M3 versus a Hennessey tuned Cadillac CTS-V started by Sticky View original post
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      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Wow, I thought the outcome would have been closer
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Not a fan of Hennessey cars usually overrated.. That being said impressed by the M's performance
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        yup, thats what i suspected, the VF620 is an insanely powerful car

        Id love to make a youtube countervideo, since we have a s/c M and a built V readily available.. just waiting on @ultimateendz to man up Click here to enlarge
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Wow, great vid and the M3 was flying Click here to enlarge
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        yup, thats what i suspected, the VF620 is an insanely powerful car

        Id love to make a youtube countervideo, since we have a s/c M and a built V readily available.. just waiting on @ultimateendz to man up Click here to enlarge

        1. not surprised at the outcome - the V was at the same power level if not less than the M
        2. henessey is GARBAGE
        3. Im going hunting on saturday weather permitting IF i have my car back
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This video comparison comes to us from Brazil courtesy of Full Power Magazine. These two cars grace the cover of their August issue. The M3 has a VF650 supercharger kit and we have seen the weaker VF620 put down 521 wheel horsepower on 91 octane. The exact modifications on the CTS-V are not given but it is stated to have around 650 horsepower as well with Hennessey upgrades so likely just a tune, pulley, and exhaust upgrade.

        The numbers in the video are given in CV (cheval vapeur) units which is a French unit of power measure that closely correlate with horsepower units. 1 CV is .986 horsepower. On paper according to the magazine the cars have similar horsepower. In practice, the M3 dusts the CTS-V rather easily. Kind of surprising to see the M3 pull this hard on a tuned CTS-V which is why we would like to have the exact specs the Caddy.

        We also do not know which transmission the M3 has but we assume the dual clutch trans.

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      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        i bet the caddy is making no more than about 510whp
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        i bet the caddy is making no more than about 510whp
        Less power, more weight, but don't tell me you expected that beatdown.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Less power, more weight, but don't tell me you expected that beatdown.
        actually yea i did...hennessy SUCKS dude...the caddy forums have proved all their stuff is WAAAAAAY overrated
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        and sticky, according to m3post it was a VF650 kit....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        and sticky, according to m3post it was a VF650 kit....
        That probably is right. Let me edit.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        i guarantee if i ran that VF650 it would be the other way around as I sit right now....but i wonder what the trap speeds were on those 2 cars
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        so i think that beatdown makes a whole lot more sense now
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        so i think that beatdown makes a whole lot more sense now
        Definitely makes more sense.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
        i guarantee if i ran that VF650 it would be the other way around as I sit right now....but i wonder what the trap speeds were on those 2 cars
        We need to see what your trap is.
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        We need to see what your trap is.
        soon as i get some slicks ill hit the track
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        For those just guessing..

        V650 Package Includes:
        • HPE Cold Air Induction System
        • Supercharger Pulley & Snout Upgrade
        • Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers
        • High Flow Catalytic Converters
        • Stainless Steel Mid Pipes
        • Intercooler Heat Exchanger Upgrade
        • 160 Degree Thermostat
        • All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
        • Professional Installation
        • HPE Engine Management Calibration
        • Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
        • Hennessey Embroidered Headrests
        • Hennessey Exterior Badging
        • Hennessey Premium Floormats
        • Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
        • 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
        It ran 11.7@122 on their track in the back yard
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Is it the V650 package for sure? It makes sense obviously just wondering if we have confirmation.
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        Hennessey is not so big on selling anything but packages so i'd have to say yes. They are always designated by the bhp as well
      1. sr20seb's Avatar
        sr20seb -
        I like this:

        • All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
        • Professional Installation

        Means reuse what came with the car but we'll charge you for that anyways.