Cadillac originally gave the CT6 a final hooray in the form of a CT6-V model with an all-new V-8 engine. While impressive, Cadillac has only offered 276 copies of the CT6-V and it’s already sold out. However, those still wanting this Cadillac exclusive V-8 may be in luck.
The CT6-V may be sold out, but Cadillac is going to offer a detuned version of its twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V-8 in the 2019 CT6 Platinum. This version of the beastly engine will feature 500 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, down 50 and 74 from the CT6-V version. Like the V-Series car, this power will flow through GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
Those wanting this V-8 will have to pay dearly for it. According to CarsDirect the starting price for the CT6 Platinum V-8 will be $96,790 including destination. To put that into perspective, that’s nearly $8,000 more than the very limited-run CT6-V and $9,000 more than the CT6 Platinum when equipped with its 404 horsepower twin-turbocharged V-6.
For comparison sake, this price point makes the CT6 more expensive than most of its V-8 competitors, except for the BMW 750i xDrive. That said, the CT6 4.2-liter is more powerful than the Audi A8, Lexus LS and the BMW.
The lofty price point does gain buyers everything the CT6 has to offer, down to semi-aniline leather seating and Cadillac’s SuperCruise semi-autonomous driving technology.
Cadillac has not provided details as to how many copies of the CT6 Platinum it will produce with the Blackwing V-8. Given the car is still slated to end production later this year, we’d guess not very many.