The Cadillac CT6-V has had a rather wild and wooly journey to dealer lots. Following a rebranding effort in September of 2018 (the CT6-V was originally called the CT6 V-Sport), deliveries of the performance-oriented four-door luxury sled were delayed as a result of emissions issues. However, 2019 models began trickling in during Q4 of last year, while 2020 model year vehicles are hitting dealers now. To get a better understanding of the rollout, our sister publication, Cadillac Society, managed to track down Cadillac CT6-V production numbers, which we’re now reporting in the following post.
While we’ve known that the Cadillac CT6-V would be limited in terms of production numbers, Cadillac declined to outline exactly how limited that production would be. As such, we now have a clearer picture of how many units will roll off the factory floor.
That said, the information gleaned thus far has been relatively vague, with Cadillac providing only a rough approximation of Cadillac CT6-V production figures. Nevertheless, Cadillac Society also managed to obtain production figures for the CT6 Platinum 800T, which, combined with the CT6-V production figures, provides a gauge of Blackwing engine production.
For those who may be unaware, both the Cadillac CT6-V and the Cadillac CT6 Platinum are equipped with the twin-turbo 4.2L LTA V8 gas engine, otherwise known as the “Blackwing.” The Blackwing engine is only offered on the Cadillac CT6, with the CT6-V equipped with the high-output version, and the CT6 Platinum 800T equipped with the low-output version.
|Model Year||Brand||Model||Transmission||Power hp / kW @ RPM||Torque lb-ft / Nm @ RPM|
|2019-2020||Cadillac||CT6 Platinum||10L90||500 / 373 @ 5000-5200||574 / 778 @ 2600 – 4600|
|2019-2020||Cadillac||CT6-V||10L90||550 / 410 @ 5700||640 / 867 @ 3200 – 4000|
As for the production numbers, we’ve combined figures from the U.S. and Canada, given the CT6-V is marketed exclusively in those countries.
|2019 MY||2020 MY|
As we can see, approximately 1,500 units of the Cadillac CT6 will come with the Blackwing engine, which includes both the 2019 and 2020 model years. Unfortunately, the nameplate will be discontinued at the end of this month, making the twin-turbo 4.2L LTA V8 gas engine a sort of “one-and-done” affair. Rumor has it the Chevrolet Corvette C8 will use the Blackwing as the basis for a new up-level powertrain, but as of now, the engine won’t see further implementation with any other Cadillac.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.