The SAE recently got its hands on the twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 engine that will power the Cadillac CT6-V and found it produced 550 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque – 13 pound-feet more than GM’s original in-house estimate of 627 pound-feet. While not a massive differences, it’s nice to know that a luxury brand like Cadillac would rather provide a conservative estimate and then overachieve, rather than over promise and under deliver.
This news may be some consolation to those who ordered the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V. Despite GM debuting the car at the beginning of 2018, it has yet to deliver any of the vehicles due to emissions regulations, as we exclusively reported earlier this month. With the automaker forced to go back to the drawing board to get approval for the twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 and 4.2-liter LTA V8 engines, deliveries were pushed back until further notice. GM has now remedied the problem, however, and is expected to begin shipping cars soon.
When Cadillac debuted the the CT6-V in 2018, then-president Johan de Nysschen described the vehicle’s 4.2-liter V8 as the centerpiece of the vehicle and said it would help usher in a new chapter in Cadillac’s performance legacy.
“Cadillac V-Series is the embodiment of our passion to deliver an exhilarating driving experience without compromises,” said de Nysschen. “The all-new CT6-V provides the perfect balance of performance and luxurious refinement.”
As we reported previously, all 2019 model year CT6-V sedans have been spoken for, while the orders books for the 2020 CT6-V closed back in August. It’s not clear if GM will produce a 2021 Cadillac CT6, with the future of the vehicle dependent on GM’s ongoing contract negotiations with the UAW.
Source: Cadillac Society