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    2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport Debuts With Revised Styling, Twin-Turbo V-8

    Source: AutoVerdict
    March 21, 2018
    by Nick Saporito


    Cadillac is pushing the upper limit of its range-topping CT6 with a new V-Sport model. The 2019 CT6 V-Sport is also launching an all-new V-8 engine offering and serving as a beacon of Cadillac's revised design theme.*

    “Cadillac V-Sport is the embodiment of our passion to deliver an exhilarating driving experience without compromises,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The all-new CT6 V-Sport provides the perfect balance of performance and luxurious refinement.”

    The 2019 CT6 V-Sport is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V-8 that generates 550 horsepower and a massive 627 pound-feet of torque. Engineered in a "hot V" layout, this engine transposes the conventional layout of the cylinder heads’ intake and exhaust systems to mount the turbochargers at the top of the engine — in the valley between the heads — to virtually eliminate turbo lag and reduce the engine’s overall packaging size.

    “With the introduction of the all-new CT6 V-Sport, Cadillac begins a new chapter in its performance legacy with the introduction of the brand’s first-ever twin-turbo V-8 engine,” added de Nysschen. “It is the centerpiece of the new CT6 V-Sport, an engaging sport sedan infused with DNA of Cadillac’s world-renowned and championship-winning motorsports program.”

    Cadillac has mated GM's 10-speed automatic transmission to its new V-8, along with CT6's all-wheel drive system.*

    Much like Cadillac's other V-Sport models, the CT6 will feature uniquely tuned Magnetic Ride Control suspension, Brembo brakes and a mechanical limited-slip rear differential.*

    *“The CT6 V-Sport was developed for driving enthusiasts who want the best of both worlds: a high-performance sports sedan and a luxury car with all the comforts and technology that come with it,” said Lyndon Lie, CT6 chief engineer. “With its lightweight architecture, an all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 coupled with the tightened suspension and revised AWD torque split, we’ve enhanced the CT6 to be well-balanced and capable of all conditions.”

    In addition to launching a new engine, the entire 2019 CT6 lineup is spearheading the next evolution of Cadillac design. Inspired by the Escala Concept from 2016, the refreshed CT6 feature more horizontal elements, including horizontal headlights and taillights. Resting between the new headlights is a new, large grille design that is very similar to that of the Escala.*

    Cadillac is rounding out changes to the 2019 CT6 by adding the latest iteration of its infotainment system and active safety features.*

    The 2019 Cadillac CT6 will go on sale in the U.S. later this year.*



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    Question: Why was this not included 3 years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arutherford View Post
    Question: Why was this not included 3 years ago?
    Probably because the 10 speed nor the engine was available. Just a guess lol

    I can say this has all been worth the wait. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the lineup ends up looking like.
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    Looks pretty good but still a little too sedate for my tastes. Hoping that if Cadillac goes a head with a V-series version of the CT6 (terrible name) that it scratches my visual needs with a bit more pizzaz.

    The overall packaging looks really good,that was until I saw AFM (active fuel management) and stop start standard both of those are a deal breakers for me.

    If I'm worried about my fuel tab on a car that I'm sure will have a pretty hefty price tag then I don't need to be considering it as an option to buy it. I'll just go buy a Tesla and deal with range anxiety.

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    Nice looking Caddy!

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    This is what the CT6 should have looked like from day one.

    Also, OMG WE FINALLY HAVE THE ULTRA V8.

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    We're all excited about the V8. But if Cadillac treats it the same as their exclusive V6 (3.0TT 400/400) then we won't see it anywhere besides the CT6 anyway. They need to get these engine options out across other vehicles. Maybe the XT5 needs a bigger engine option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    We're all excited about the V8. But if Cadillac treats it the same as their exclusive V6 (3.0TT 400/400) then we won't see it anywhere besides the CT6 anyway. They need to get these engine options out across other vehicles. Maybe the XT5 needs a bigger engine option.
    I would assume some variation of this engine ends up in the CT5-V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome View Post
    We're all excited about the V8. But if Cadillac treats it the same as their exclusive V6 (3.0TT 400/400) then we won't see it anywhere besides the CT6 anyway. They need to get these engine options out across other vehicles. Maybe the XT5 needs a bigger engine option.
    Not sure if this engine is appropriate for the XT5. Maybe the future model that will slot between the XT5 and Escalade

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsaporito View Post
    I would assume some variation of this engine ends up in the CT5-V.
    I’m thinking GM might stay consistent with the alpha cars continuing to share the same engines.

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