The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is a modern classic we will almost certainly never see again. A 556 hp LSA supercharged V8 powered wagon with a six speed manual? That’s what dreams are made of. Furthermore, impressive retail values show people are still willing to pay top dollar for this special car. But even though they have barely depreciated in the last six years, some owners are willing to risk modifying them far, far beyond stock. Highlighted in a recent 1320video, this wagon is built purely for the drag strip, and manages to hit an insane 200 mph in the half mile.
According to the video, this Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is pushing at least 1,500 hp to the rear wheels. The owner said the dyno he tested on only went up to 1,500 hp, and he wouldn’t be surprised if the actual hp figure was closer to 1,700 hp.
To get that level of power, the first and only Cadillac V-Series wagon is fitted with a rear mounted 106 mm turbo, plus an uprated cam and intake. The standard six speed manual hasn’t been modified at all, surprisingly. While the rear seats are still in place to make it the fastest school run vehicle on the planet, the rear quarter window is removed to funnel cold air into the massive turbo. More obvious are the huge drag radials and exhaust coming out of the bumper.
In the first half mile run, the wagon managed a respectable 164 mph, impressing the 1320video presenter. But the real shocker came when he Cadillac hit 197 on the second run. From here, it was a mission to hit the magical 200 mph barrier. After many runs hitting over 190 mph, the CTS-V Wagon finally hit the 200 mph mark on the second day of the event.
The video claims this is the first-ever 200 mph Cadillac CTS-V Wagon, meaning is likely the fastest on the planet full stop. The wagon clearly struggles with traction off the line, but once it builds up some speed, it squats down and rockets ahead. If it can crack 200 in the half mile, we’d love to see what it could do in a 1 mile top speed run.