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Hennessy Makes A Caddy Right With The VR1200 Twin-Turbo V8

Long gone are the days that the word Cadillac is automatically associated with a nice present Jerry Seinfeld would make to his Florida-bound parents. With the CTS-V, the Caddy has already gone from tepid to torrid, and automobile tuner extraordinaire Hennessy has taken that platform and pumped it full of otherworldly steroids. The result is the VR1200, a machine so fantastically fast that it reaches 60mph in just 2.9 seconds and flies through the quarter mile in 10.2s. It does this thanks to its 7.0L twin-turbo V8 that pumps out an astonishing 1,066 rear wheel HP along with 964 lb-ft of rear wheel torque. If you’re so foolish as to keep the pedal to the metal until it reaches its maximum, you’ll be travelling at 242 mph, or just 10mph short of the Bugatti Veyron’s early records.

Aside from 15.1inch carbon discs and massive Brembo callipers, the VR1200 has carbon fiber accents throughout. Interior luxury touches include an Alcantara layer for the steering wheel as well as upgraded leather and stitching.

So… the price tag? We… don’t know. But they’re only making 12, so it’ll be one of those items that if you have to ask, you can’t afford.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Mondrian PC Case Mod

By David Ponce

Sometimes all you really need to attract some attention is a little bit of pretty. The above PC enclosure is a project from one Jeffrey Stephenson and is made from wood and hand-cut acrylic tiles. It looks like a painting from Piet Mondrian, a turn of the last century Dutch painter who also inspired a famous Yves Saint-Laurent dress, the Partridge Family bus from the 1970s TV show, and was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group. The Mini-ITX design has “an Intel Core i3-2105 CPU, Intel HD3000 Graphics, Crucial 256GB M4 SSD, 8GB Crucial DDR3 system memory, a 120W PicoPSU, Scythe Kozuti CPU, Heatsink/Fan, Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview.” It doesn’t appear to be for sale but the links below will lead to a pretty detailed build page.

[ The Mondrian PC ] VIA [ BoingBoing ]