Now GM Authority has uncovered the official logo Cadillac has designed for its Blackwing engine. The automaker recently filed to trademark the logo in both the United States and Canada, with the filing appearing in the World Intellectual Property Organization’s database.
The filing says the logo consists of “two stylized wings comprised of six elongated geometric shapes.” It also indicates that it has been reserved for use on “engines for automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks and vans.” We’re willing to wager the logo will probably only appear on the 4.2-liter V8’s engine cover, then, and not on the vehicle exteriors. In some ways, though, the logo reminds us of the current V-Series logo that appears on the rear and sides of the CTS-V and ATS-V.
The Blackwing logo and branding didn’t appear on the 4.2-liter V8 when Cadillac first showed the engine at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The 4.2-liter’s birth has been a bit convoluted, with GM initially referring to it as the ‘LTA’ engine and dubbing the CT6-V where it first publicly appeared as the CT6 V-Sport. It later decided the CT6 V-Sport was actually a fully-fledged V-Series model before announcing the engine itself will be marketed as the Blackwing.
GM claims the DOHC 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 will make 550 hp and a meaty 627 lb-ft of torque in the CT6-V, where it will be paired with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Only six people in total will be certified to build the engines, with just one worker assembling one engine by hand at a time. In addition to the CT6 and CT6-V, the Blackwing is also expected to find its way into the 2020 Cadillac Escalade and perhaps the CT5-V, but all of that remains unconfirmed.