It’s an exciting time at Cadillac, with the debut of its all-new, exclusive to the brand, V-8 engine. It will be dropped under the hood of the first-ever CT6 V-Sport when it rolls out next year.
New Exclusive Twin-Turbo V-8
First, let’s start with the engine piece of the news. The new 4.2-liter Twin Turbo V-8 is powerful, delivering impressive numbers: 550-horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. (Cadillac also says an optional 500-horsepower version will also be available.)
The engine is designed in a “hot V” configuration. The turbochargers are mounted at the top of the engine — in the valley between the heads — something that Cadillac says virtually eliminates turbo lag. You can read more about the intricacies of the engine here.
The engine is mated to GM’s 10-speed transmission. But the engine alone is reserved for the Cadillac brand.
2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport
The V-8 will see its debut in the upcoming CT6 V-Sport, a sedan destined to become Cadillac’s performance flagship. It’s also the first in a series of new Cadillac performance vehicles.
The CT6 V-Sport takes design cues from Cadillac’s new design language featured on the Escala Concept. The sedan features Cadillac’s large V-mesh grille, along with LED horizontal headlamps. Lower aero components and gloss black side window trim are designed to give it a distinguished look.
The V-Sport will come in two trims: Luxury and Sport. It will also come with Cadillac’s new amazing Super Cruise technology that Jerry Reynolds checked out in his 2018 Cadillac CT6 Platinum test drive.
Notable safety and technology additions include new available Rear Pedestrian Detection. It alerts the driver, when in Reverse, of an imminent collision with a pedestrian by providing visual notification on the rearview camera display. The CT6 V-Sport will offer an available industry-first Surround Vision Recorder video recording system. It can record front and rear views while driving, and 360 degrees of recording if the vehicle’s security system is activated. Night Vision helps identify people and large animals via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center.
The Cadillac V-Sport lineup already includes the CTS V-Sport and the XTS V-Sport.
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