As the next-generation Cadillac CTS approaches, so does the all-new CTS-V. To put it lightly, the outgoing model set the bar quite high, and recapturing its magic is going to be a huge challenge for all those involved. But from what’s been circulating lately, engineers are not cutting any corners.
According to Motor Trend, the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V is racing around the confines of Milford in both twin-turbocharged and supercharged flavors, adding forced induction to the all-new 6.2L LT1 small-block V8 engine. However, only one powerplant will make the final cut for the production version. According to sources of our own, there’s a high probability that it’s going to be the turbocharged variant that makes it to production, replicating the setup seen in the current BMW M5 and M6 supercars.
To note, the impending ATS-V went through a similar testing method, as development engineers tested the model with both a twin-turbo V6 and naturally aspirated small-block LT1 V8, before coming to a decision.