Cadillac has unveiled an updated version of its CT6 V-Sport with a thumping new V8, and it could be coming down under
General Motors’ luxury division Cadillac has just announced that it will produce its own V8. It’ll be a 4.2 twin turbo unit that will be produced in two versions: the first version will develop 500 hp (372kW) at 5,000-5,200 rpm and 553 lb-ft (749Nm) at 2,600-4,600 rpm and the more powerful version chucks out 550 hp (410kW) at 5,700 rpm and 627 lb-ft (850Nm) at 3,200-4,000 rpm. The key differences between the engines will be tuning and exhaust noise, little else.
The engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic, which will put power down through an all-wheel drive system.
How does this relate to us Aussies? Well, it’s little secret that Cadillac has been evaluating cars down under, and the American prestige brand could allow Holden/General Motors to regain the market share it lost with the death of the V8 Calais and Caprice models.
What’s more, if this new V8 – it doesn’t have a name as of yet – does make it here not only will Aussies be cross-shopping Cadillacs against AMGs and BMW M models, but it may – just may – help to restore the brand’s image, which crumbled when Holden announced the fully imported Commodore, which is devoid of a V8.
The updated Cadillac CT6 V-Sport will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show on the 28th of March.