With a wagon like this, your kid will never be late for school ever again

Not many good things are happening in the world right now, but we can smile for a moment knowing that there’s someone out there owning a supercharged and turbocharged Cadillac CTS-V Wagon capable of going 200 mph on the drag strip. Making triple the amount of power that a stock CTS-V Wagon develops, this beast comes complete with a parachute for obvious reasons.

Wagons as drag cars, that’s something we can get behind

A 200-MPH Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Really Exists!
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Up until 2014, Cadillac could sell you a wagon-shaped (Caddy called it a 'Sport Wagon) CTS with the V badge in the back and 556 horsepower under the hood.

As the fastest version of the second-gen CTS, the CTS-V sported the supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V-8 that also delivered 551 pound-feet of torque from 3,800 rpm. That was a lot nearly a decade ago when the car was introduced, and it’s a lot even today, but it certainly isn’t that much for some people.

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon specifications
Engine 6.2-liter, V-8
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 556 / 415 @ 6100
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 551 / 747 @ 3800
A 200-MPH Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Really Exists!
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With a hole in the back for the 106-millimeter, rear-mounted turbo (that also required the deletion of the rear quarter windows for extra airflow), this CTS-V Wagon pretty much makes its intentions clear from the word go. Fat drag tires and the parachute in the back help as well. What you don’t see at first is that this car is actually heavier than the standard version.

Because of all of the mods (that include a roll-cage and a racing-spec fuel cell, combined with the fact that there’s still a rear seat, the car weighs at least 4,400 pounds, which makes this Caddy not only the first CTS-V Wagon to do 200 mph but also among the heaviest cars in the world that can reach Ferrari F40 speeds. Admittedly, to pull it off, it needs massive amounts of power.

How much, you ask? We don’t know, and neither does the owner because the dyno on which the car was tested maxed out at 1,700 horsepower, so the car might as well have 1,800 ponies at full boost. All of that power goes through the factory standard six-speed manual that somehow copes with all of it. Torque is massive too, and it’s all to clear that the CTS-V’s rather diminutive aero package can’t keep up with the fury of the car as the car squats under heavy acceleration. Yet, somehow, it is still street legal and "a lot of fun" on the road.

Michael Fira
Associate Editor and Motorsport Expert - fira@topspeed.com
Mihai Fira started out writing about long-distance racing like the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the years went by, his area of interest grew wider and wider and he ever branched beyond the usual confines of an automotive writer. However, his heart is still close to anything car-related and he's most at home retelling the story of some long-since-forgotten moment from the history of auto racing. He'll also take time to explain why the cars of the '60s and '70s are more fascinating than anything on the road today.  Read More
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