2019 Cadillac CT6-V With Sharp Red Exterior Accents For Sale22
With only 875 units built, the 2019 model year Cadillac CT6-V is one of the rarest modern-day GM performance cars. The twin-turbocharged sedan is bound to become a collector’s item one day, and GM fans can get out ahead of the potential in appreciation in value by getting ahold of one now.
This 2019 Cadillac CT6-V with red aftermarket exterior accents is a perfect example of a well-priced, collector’s grade CT6-V. The car, which is currently for sale at Brotherton Cadillac in Renton, Washington, has just 13,658 miles on the odometer and is priced from a reasonable $81,938 – which is good value for money considering the rarity of the CT6-V.
The previous owner traded this car in for a different Cadillac, according to the dealer listing, leaving us wondering what Cadillac vehicle they wanted instead of this high-performance four-door. We could understand that decision if they traded it in for a 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, considering it’s more powerful and more up-to-date than the CT6-V, but that’s the only current Cadillac vehicle that’s even somewhat comparable with the unique and ultra-rare CT6-V, in our opinion.
As many GM Authority readers already know, the CT6-V is powered by the twin-turbocharged 4.2L LTA V8 engine, which produces 550 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. A standard GM 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels, enabling a zero to 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 149 mph. Other features include a 10.2-inch infotainment display with navigation, Active Noise Cancellation, an available Bose Panaray 34-speaker sound system (which this particular car has), a wireless charging pad and active rear steering. This car also has aftermarket red accents on the front bumper, which we assume were applied in an attempt to make this luxury sedan look a bit sportier.
Check out the listing at this link and let us know what you think of this car’s red vinyl accents in the poll embedded below.
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Looks like the Chargers/Challengers that were property PDI’d.
Does this come with a pair of gold teeth?
That is not something befitting a Cadillac. What’s wrong with people?
Your age is showing
Only time will tell I think. I have a CTS-V wagon which was also low production of around 1600. I think the wagon is going to be much easier to keep with a common LS engine and common parts with the higher production CTS. I’d worry the CT6-V will become difficult to maintain with unobtainium parts. I thought the CT-6V LTA engine was already out of production and so only leftover stock for future needs.
Agreed. I have this same model/year/color, and after a guy drove into my driver’s door (the only sheet metal damaged) it took more than four months and $30K to repair. Lots of electronic parts: air bags, seat belts mirrors, sensors, etc., etc. Probably supply chain issues, but makes me wonder about the looming prospect of unobtainium becoming a real problem. The whole job nearly fell apart trying to find a new headliner – four months. Nevertheless, I love the car. (I’m a grandfather and it’s my Cadillac!)
The exact reason I’m selling my CT6-V next week. I love the car, but fear the costs of owning will rise exponentially.
Just bought it!
Are you serious?
When are you gonna pick it up? It’s still at the dealer.
I’d buy it but remove those red accents. Looks like the goofs who have challengers or chargers with the yellow chicklets still on.
Didn’t dodge even say those are suppose to be removed after they are delivered because they could chip the paint?
I don’t understand how many ct6 v are used for sale…. I wish I had one
I’d love to hear the inside story of the CT6-V Blackwing and it’s exclusive 4.2 DOHC TT V8. Nothing about the car makes any sense. It was the car we’d all been waiting for. Yet it was essentially stillborn. What’s more, the whole CT6 line was fraught with mystery; it was dying, then it wasn’t, then dying again. Cadillac PR claimed its death report was issued in error and JdN professed he would know and it wasn’t being phased out. Then he was sacked. The Blackwing was never really officially launched but it was already defunct – before the journalists could even write their reviews. Nobody has ever explained what happened and why.
There’s a story there for sure. I’m sure it involves internal struggles over not just the future of Cadillac but of gm itself. I imagine there was a battle royale between Johan, who sought to create a top-shelf positioning for Cadillac with ICE cars and exclusive platforms and Mary Barra who felt modest EV platforms that could use common parts but leverage the Cadillac name was the better strategy.
I think the complex and Cadillac exclusive Blackwing V8 was Johan’s engine and his dream and the Ultimum battery pack cars that will all use the same propulsion parts represent a Cadillac future Mary imagined. I don’t think it’s at all settled whose vision is the right one.
Typical GM: the last generation Oldsmobile Bravada was introduced just as the entire make was canceled. It’s like how six-foot-eight economist John Kenneth Galbraith explained his not playing basketball: a distinct lack of coordination.
I don’t know the entire story, but I know several of the details. It’s pretty greasy.
We all know JDN was your classic, high-end luxury car kind of a guy with a distinct European flair, and that was his vision for Cadillac. This was a vision that, if implemented a mere 5-10 years earlier, may have survived, but it came about at the worst possible time, when GM was hemming and hawing on the future of Cadillac and what it would become. This also came as development of several critical vehicles were underway, and money was tight.
Johan thought Cadillac could be the new, American BMW it had always aspired to be since the dawn of Art and Science. Barra and the GM brass thought that was both too expensive, and outdated. So one of the two sides had to budge.
It was Johan.
More interesting than even the tragedy of the CT6 was the elimination of a higher-end car that would have sat above the CT6 in the Cadillac lineup…it was essentially the production version of the Cadillac Escala, the CT8. THIS was JDN’s most passionate project, and it was indeed coming to market.
In early 2018, GM management decided to kill the project entirely. Why? Lack of money, particularly with the development of the current gen full size SUVs and, more importantly, the ridiculously expensive C8 Corvette project. With the death of the CT8 flagship project came the abrupt end of the development of a RWD three-row crossover riding on the same Omega platform, which would have been our XT6. Without the CT8 and XT6 on Omega to justify it’s existence, GM determined that the slow-selling CT6 wasn’t enough to keep Omega in production.
That was it for Johan. Unable to reconcile with management over his vision that they destroyed, he was canned in April 2018.
Not wanting to spend money on Omega killed the CT6, yes, but it also was GM wanting to invest its money into something else entirely, EVs. The CT6 *might* have been worth keeping in production had it’s assembly plant not been targeted to be GM’s new electric vehicle manufacturing hub – it was produced at Det-Ham, the new home of GM’s onslaught of full-size EV pickups and SUVs. Transferring production to Lansing with the CT5 and CT4 was deemed way too expensive, so the CT6 was ended.
Now, why the back and forth on the CT6 being dead, then alive, then dead again, etc…I have no idea. I do think GM seriously considered moving production to Lansing, or alternatively, importing the car from China. But with the expenses and tariffs, that wouldn’t make any sense.
One silver lining to this story is the CT8. Though ended in it’s initial, Blackwing V8, RWD form, it’s development was revived and radically altered from an ICE vehicle to an EV…that’s the Cadillac Celestiq. Moving that car even further upmarket than the CT8 would have been, and making it exclusive and hand-built, GM was able to justify its development costs. Hence, Cadillac finally has a proper world-class luxury vehicle on the horizon.
I wish the CT6 was still around, and as far as I’m concerned, it’s life and death is among the most interesting GM stories in the company’s 100+ year history. The only thing we can hope is that the CT6 was the final example of GM killing a car just when they got it right. I guess time will tell.
G8Burnout, very nice writeup. I’m happy/lucky to have found (near me) a used 2019 with 1800 miles on it, and the resale value is already comfortably above my purchase price. The CT6-V should become more iconic over time, as it kind of marks the end of GM’s “flagship” lux/perf ICE ventures.
I spent two years chasing CTS-Vs but decided leg room in the back seat was also a priority, thus the CT6-V.
I was at the dealer about three weeks ago and saw this car. Don’t care for a CT6 without chrome trim around the side glass. I’m surprised it hasn’t sold since it’s of such special interest.
BTW: The dealer is in Shoreline, Washington and not Renton.
EDIT: I’M AT THE DEALER NOW GETTING AN OIL CHANGE. AS OF TODAY, FEB. 16, IT’S STILL AVAILABLE.
GM never should have dropped the CT6 in North America
I believe they still produce the basic version of the CT6 in China.
This V version shows us what Cadillac is truly capable of.
The market shift to crossovers and SUVs is what killed this vehicle in the U.S.