Cadillac has decided the 2019 CT6 V-Sport is now enough to justify a full-fledged V-Series model. The luxury brand has announced the car will now be the 2019 CT6-V.
“As a result of the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received when revealed in early 2018, we’ve decided to formally make it a V-Series,” GM product boss Mark Reuss confirmed.
The move likely has more to do with the fact that this time next year, there won’t be any V-Series products left in the Cadillac showroom. Both the ATS-V and CTS-V will be phased out as production of both products ends. Prior to renaming the CT6-V, there would have been no V products for Cadillac to sell.
The CT6-V will be packing a new Cadillac-exclusive twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V-8 with 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That power will flow through a 10-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels.
Buyers wanting the V-8 engine won’t have to opt for the V-Series trim level. Cadillac will offer a detuned version of the 4.2-liter in the CT6 Platinum with 500 horsepower and 553 pound-feet.
The CT6-V should go on sale fairly soon. Expect pricing to be announced closer to the car’s launch.