How do you perform an open-road high-speed test in Texas without getting arrested? Get the law on your side. While cops and fast drivers hardly ever get along, a special occasion in the Lone Star State brought the two together in the name of the greater good. And it happened in one of the best ways possible.
Not too long ago, Hennessey Performance Engineering revealed the VR1200 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. A car Hennessey claims is the fastest thing around with four seats and turn signals. In an attempt to prove it, he got together with the Texas Department of Transportation and assisted them in high speed camera testing.
In an effort to verify the capabilities of the TxTag electronic toll collection systems of the recently-opened high-speed section of SH-130, where the speed limit is a brisk 85 mph, the Hennessey team took the VR1200 made a high speed pass by the systems at 180 miles per hour, continuing — rather effortlessly — to 220.5 miles per hour. What a machine.