Video: Hennessey “Hammer Wagon” Hits 10’s at the Dragstrip

If you had all the money in the world, what would you drive every day? What if you had a family and a long list of chores and errands to run? Well that pretty much rules out Ferrari, Corvette, and most other performance coupes. But then again, we live in a time where sport wagons are increasingly popular, perhaps none as popular (or as fast) as the Cadillac CTS Wagon. And with a 556 horsepower V-version available, this is one wagon that won’t leave you wanting for more power.Unless you’re John Hennessey, that is. The scion of Hennessey Performance Engineering drives a Cadillac CTS-V wagon every day. But this isn’t just any wagon, as thanks to the HPE team it is fully capable of running a sub-11 second quarter mile… and still make it to school in time to pick up the kids.

Affectionately dubbed the “Hammer Wagon” this beast of a grocery getter from the factory. Then Hennessey went ahead of upgraded just about everything, front to back, including the intercooler, camshaft, cylinder heads… well, you get the idea. This is a fully upgraded sports wagon, but it also weighs a hell of a lot too. So how does it perform in the quarter-mile?

Very well, actually. Despite looking like it got almost no traction off the line, the Hammer Wagon was able to blast down the 1320 in just 10.69 seconds at a whooping 134.69 MPH. That’s faster than most European exotics and factory muscle cars, and yet Hennessey is still able to drive this monster wagon on a daily basis. This gets our vote as the ultimate family car; do you agree?

About the author

Chris Demorro

Christopher DeMorro is a freelance writer and journalist from Connecticut with two passions in life; writing and anything with an engine. This has led him to pursue a full time career as a freelancer with a focus on motor vehicles of all kinds.
Read My Articles

Late Model LS Power in your inbox.

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from LSX Magazine, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes