The next-generation Cadillac CTS-V will utilize the supercharged 6.2 liter LT4 V8 which debuted in the 2015 Corvette Z06. However according to a report from Autocar, the CTS-V won’t share horsepower and torque figures with the top of the range Vette.
The LT4 in the Cadillac CTS-V will be making somewhere in the realm of 600 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. That’s down from the Z06’s, 625 horsepower and 635 lb-ft of torque, but a large increase from the 558 horsepower the LSA V8 in the current generation CTS-V is producing.
The LT4 will be sending its power to the rear wheels through the smooth shifting 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission found in the Z06. Cadillac has remained tight lipped about the next-gen CTS-V, but it should launch by 2015, possibly after a debut at next year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.