The image above is a perfect example of potential energy. What we have is famed tuner John Hennessey’s own personal daily driver, a modified Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon called “Hammer Wagon,” about to run down the quarter mile. Its twin-turbo V8 is producing upwards of 1,000 horsepower, but with the Christmas tree still glowing red, it’s got nowhere to send that energy.
Watch the video to see the video’s subsequent frames in which the Hammer Wagon hooks up its ridiculously meaty rear tires and tears down the tarmac to the tune of 10.69 seconds at 134 miles per hour.
Hennessey is known for pushing his daily driver to its limits. Last month he maxed out its speedometer at 189.7 mph while participating in the annual Texas Mile.
UPDATE: Hennessey wrote us to offer a point of clarification. His Hammer Wagon is not, as we reported, twin turbocharged, but instead features the company’s V700 upgrade package plus a 75-hp dry nitrous shot. Together they’re good for about 782 horsepower at the engine.