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Texas-based tuner Hennessey is back at it again, pushing the performance envelope with its twin-turbocharged Venom GT Spyder. It took the 1451bhp convertible brute to Naval Air Station Lemoore in California where, with its roof off, it stormed to a whopping 265.6mph – a speed verified by data-logging company Racelogic.
And like BMW, Cadillac minimizes knobs and buttons on the dashboard of the XT5, greatly simplifying the look. However, Cadillac favors more plush materials on cabin surfaces in contrast to BMW's more spartan approach. Following European tradition, BMW uses an indirect controller for its cabin electronics while Cadillac relies on a simpler touchscreen.
Looking around the cabin of the XT5, I noticed more than a few indications that Cadillac was chasing BMW, beyond just driving dynamics. The shifter for the eight-speed automatic transmission, a curvy pod that fit my hand well, resembles the ergonomically sculptured drive selector sticking up from the consoles of BMW models.
On the inside, we see all of the technical bits that make the car perform as intended. Turn the camera 180 degrees to look at the rear firewall in the interior, and the viewer is privy to an organized and cleanly laid-out nest of wires, boxes, and fuses sitting where a passenger seat would be in the street model.
However, as time went on, he decided he wanted to return to his roots, so he found an ad for the DR30, and made a trade for the unregistered car. The car needed a few engine components, which were difficult to find in the states, so Kho slotted in the venerable Nissan SR20 engine, which he says is essentially an updated variant of the engine that initially came in the DR30.
brutal example of the differences in speed between the LM GTE class, in which the Ford GTcompetes, and the LMP1 cars, which blast by the GT with impunity. Toward the end of the video, it is clear why Ford chose this particular lap of Silverstone to highlight, as the Ford blitzes by a bright yellow Corvette.