The idea of Cadillac producing a high-performance V-Series model of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 full-size sedan has been thrown around in future product planning, according to GM executives. After all, the vehicle’s Omega architecture could support such a product, with the only thing holding them back being the amount of interest surrounding the potential product.
Just how many people would be willing to fork over the cash for a rival to the Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG or the BMW Alpina B7? Or perhaps the V-12 powered, $222,000 S65 AMG?
If Cadillac feels there are enough customers to buy a CT6-V, they might just give it the green light. This gave our always-intrepid photographer friend, Steven Pham, the idea to digitally draw up what a high-performance version of Cadillac’s new 7-Series fighter might look like. He’s given it the standard V-Series treatment, with a huge mesh grille, a gaping lower grille section, a hood vent, a subtle rear spoiler and the wheels from the 2016 CTS-V.
It’s anybody’s guess what might power the potential high-performance CT6, but if we had to place a bet, we’d probably put our money on a twin-turbocharged V8. Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen already let it slip the automaker is working on a new V8 engine family for the brand. It’s likely there will eventually be a twin-turbo V8 for the CT6, which could likely make its way into non V-Series models, and perhaps a mid-range V-Sport model for the CT6.
In our opinion, Cadillac should pull the trigger on the CT6-V if they are already thinking about it, naturally. They proudly proclaimed the CT6 is the lightest and most dynamic full-size sedan around in New York, so it seems as though a high-performance V-Series model would fall directly in line with the entire philosophy of the car. Not to mention, it would continue the expansion of the V-Series sub brand outside of the 455 hp 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and 640 hp 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.
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