We’ll open up this piece will a internet round-of-applause for Cadillac. Rather than dilute its V-Series badge, the brand will continue to place V-Sport vehicles in place, an opposite move from what BMW has done with its “M” badge. The dilution hurts, BMW.
Anyway, the latest surrounding a V-Series model may upset some Cadillac faithful, but the brand’s commander-in-chief, Johan de Nysschen, has said we shouldn’t expect a Cadillac CT6-V. According to Automotive News, the CT6 was never engineered to fit the mighty 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 under the hood. We’ll politely call bull crap on that.
“[The CT6] was not conceived with a V-series model in mind,” de Nysschen said during an interview. “We have to reflect then on what top-of-the-line performance engine we could use,” he said. “We don’t have something immediately available.”
Instead, Cadillac will introduce an all-new twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 engine will join the 2016 Cadillac CT6 eventually, but the engine has been developed for luxurious feel and refinement over sporting nature.
Alas, de Nysschen said to keep the faith over a V-Sport CT6 instead, which would be much more plausible over a track-ready, tire-shredding V-Series model. V-Sport models have come to hold a place above a standard trim, but far below the capabilities of a true V-Series vehicle.
“There certainly could be a high-performance derivative,” he said. “We’re thinking about it.”