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    Cadillac CT5-V Will Likely Get Small Block V-8

    Source: AutoVerdict
    January 24, 2020
    by Nick Saporito


    Cadillac has already confirmed plans to rollout hotter versions of its CT4-V and CT5-V sedans, with the latter hopefully boasted by V-8 power. While many were hopeful Cadillac's Blackwing V-8 would be under the hood of this hotter CT5-V, it sounds like that isn't going to happen.*

    A new report from*Car And Driver*suggests the hotter CT5-V will be powered by GM's supercharged 6.2-liter Small Block V-8. Assuming this is true, it basically means Cadillac is carrying forward the CTS-V's engine into the CT5-V.*

    To be clear, we're not complaining. In the CTS-V this engine churned out a healthy 640 horsepower. Given the CT5-V is smaller and assumably GM engineers could improve the engine further, this should be a very capable high performance sedan.*

    So why is Cadillac using the Small Block over its exclusive Blackwing V-8? Well, the likely reason is the Blackwing doesn't fit between the strut towers of the CT5. Thus far the Blackwing has only be leveraged in the CT6, which is based on the larger Omega architecture. Given overhead cam engines tend to take up more real estate, it is plausible to assume it would be a very tight fit in the smaller Alpha architecture that underpins the CT4 and CT5.*

    In addition to the V-8 powered CT5-V, a hotter CT4-V is also expected. Though the CT4-V will likely be powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, similar to the now defunct ATS-V.*

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    This is a no brainer given its sibling Camaro already uses the 6.2L LT1.

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    The CT5 doesn't seem like much of an upgrade from the outgoing CTS. Personally, I think the CTS had a nicer design. Most of the reviews of the regular CT5 indicate it isn't the driver's car the CTS was. Hopefully, the V and V+ (whatever it's called) will be better.

    One thing GM hopefully will do is give the CT5 V+ at least the option of a performance AWD system. The previous CTS V was pretty traction limited and the competition have all moved to AWD. Six hundred and forty horspower is still quite competitive, so a better chassis tune and AWD might be enough to help overcome the milquetoast styling.

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    Hopefully the CT5 V will push horsepower towards 700 plus, that would be rad.

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