Hennessey Cadillac VR1200 tests Texas' highway cameras, hits 220.5 mph [video]

Hennessey's VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe was registered by Texas' highway cameras doing 203.9 mph in an 85 mph area, before reaching 220.5 mph.

Earlier this week John Hennessey ran into Texas Lt. Gov David Dewhrust and told him that he has a suitable car for testing the TxTag toll tag camera system for the new 85mph section of the Texas State Highway 130.

Indeed he did as the car he was talking about was the impressive VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe modified to produce 1,226 hp (914 kW) and 1,190 lb-ft (1501 Nm).

The recently installed system worked like a charm as it managed to grab both front and rear license plates, with the car’s toll tag at 203.9 mph (328 km/h) before hitting 220.5 mph (355 km/h).

Asked if this was the first time when he hit more than 200 mph (322 km/h) on a state highway with one of his custom cars, Hennessey responded with a “no comment”.

The 85mph high-speed section of the SH-130 is now officially open.

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