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Cadillac CT6 Platinum Offering Blackwing V-8 Option

Cadillac CT6 Platinum Offering Blackwing V-8 Option

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.



About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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