GM promised to reveal the Cadillac CT5-V today, and it did… though it might not be what anybody expected.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V features a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 making 355 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. No, we did not misspell that: 355 horsepower (265 kW) and 400 pound-feet of torque.
For what it’s worth, the automaker states that the torque comes on nice and low, reaching 90 percent of its peak at 1,800 rpm thanks to low-inertia turbochargers. The engine also features Active Fuel Management, otherwise known as cylinder deactivation.
The twin-turbo six is mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard. All-wheel-drive is optional. An electronic limited-slip rear differential is also standard.
On the chassis side, the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V features V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, Performance Traction Management, Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode. A Brembo front braking system and 19-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires are standard. All-season tires are available on all-wheel-drive models
Outside, the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V features dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles, unique rear diffusers and quad exhaust tips.
Inside, the model features “unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.” The Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system will also be available.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V goes on sale early in the 2020 calendar year. Production will take place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan for the North American markets. Units destined for China will be built at the Jinqiao Cadillac plant in Shanghai.
Cadillac says that “additional product information, as well as details on additional V-Series variants will be announced at a later date.”