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  • 06/01/2019 1:48 PM | Anonymous


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    On Thursday, GM announced the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and 2020 Cadillac CT5-V without much fanfare we assume because both models were “lesser” than the ATS-V and CTS-V they indirectly replace.  GM Executives explained that Cadillac’s new strategy for the new CT4-V and CT5-V are new “entry level” performance offerings with a little more styling and options than the base models.  GM alluded to the fact that higher-performing variants of the CT4-V and CT5-Vmodels were on their way and that everyone should tune in to the Detroit Grand Prix Weather Tech Champsionship Race today for a suprise. Well, today Cadillac gave us a glimpse of these higher performing prototypes!

    Attendees of the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix witnessed two new prototypes on the track for some "hot laps" at about 11:20AM EDT.   Unfortunately those of us who tuned in on TV discovered there was zero coverage or mention of these new Cadillac prototypes.  Our representatives at the venue stated that a CT4-V prototype model was covered in blue camouflage and  was joined by a red camouflaged CT5-V prototype on the track.  There was no official announcement as to what exactly the powertrain will be for these prototypes but we estimate it is significantly more than what was announced on Thursday.   We think it is a safe bet there will be a version of Cadillac's twin-turbo Blackwing V8 engine under the hood of the V-badged CT5 prototype and we would love to see a twin turbo Blackwing V8 under the hood of the lightweight CT4-V too. But of course we are just assuming that since the CT6-V has the Blackwing, it will be passed down to it's CT siblings with even more power.

    Cadillac is tight lipped on additional specifications saying only that these two vehicles "represent the next step in Cadillac's V-Series performance legacy." So we'll just have to wait until probably 2020 for the details.  We like the fact that both prototypes feature large black wheels, quad exhaust tips, and black mirror caps. In addition, both appear to have more advanced/extreme aerodynamic components than the already-announced entry level CT4-V and CT5-V models.

    The V-Sport designation is gone.. All Cadillac luxury high performance vehicles will evidently wear a single V badge.  However, there will be two tiers of "V-Performance".   You will be able to purchase a base model CT-"X", a entry level "V' or a high performing V that has yet to be named with an additional "moniker".   GM President Mark Reuss says he knows there are people out there who want a performance car as a daily driver, and the new CT4-V and CT5-V that go on sale early next year are geared to them.  For those of us who are current V Owners and are looking for equal to or higher level performance (power, style and handling)... we will just have to remember that  "good things take time" and we are confident that Cadillac has everything under control and when these new prototypes are delivered, they will be worth the wait.

    If you missed the announcement and detailed specifications on the new entry level CT4-V & CT5-V, click here.

  • 05/31/2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Many of our Cadillac V owners were disappointed at the recent announcement of the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V which recently debuted at the Detroit Grand Prix event.  This disappointment primarily originates from the fact that both the CT4-V and CT5-V have significantly less horsepower than the ATS-V and CTS-V models they are intended to replace. These vehicles are not only less powerful but also feature less aggressive styling and are nowhere near the "V-Performance" level of their predecessors.

    At Cadillac’s special announcement event in Detroit, GM President Mark Reuss said that there will be a second, even more powerful V-series model available at a later date.  Cadillac’s official press release also states the following:

    “The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family, and the newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive,” said Reuss. “And this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.”

    It appears that Cadillac has adopted a two-tiered V-Series performance vehicle strategy, much like many of its competitors based in Europe. The entry-level performance models, like the new CT4-V and CT5-V announced on May 30, will be “accessible” models targeted towards a specific market segment.  These buyers are not "horsepower driven" and prefer driving a sporty vehicle that is somewhere in the $50K range or less.

    In other words, these entry level V's are not the high-performance monsters that car enthusiasts have come to associate with Cadillac’s V-Series history such as the ATS-V, STS-V, XLR-V and CTS-V.  These new V-Series cars are a step up from the “regular” base models creating a new mid-level performance offering previously occupied by the former V-Sport vehicles. In fact, the new V-Series cars are basically a direct replacement for the CTS V-Sport and XTS V-Sport models.

    Rest assured that above these models will be a level of higher performance Cadillacs. These to-be-named "high performance models" will be the direct successors to the well-known and highly respected V-Series models of the past. These "not officially announced" models will be the ultra-high-performance vehicles capable that are "track ready" with adequate horsepower, torque and handling to put that smile back on every proud V owner's face.

    For those of you who lost sleep last night, just keep in mind the new CT4-V and CT5-V are meant to solve a competitive disadvantage that Cadillac had for roughly the past decade – the lack of financially accessible sporty-oriented models that German competitors have identified and are owning market share "outright".  If you are are a current V-Series owner, more than likely you are not interested in purchasing at CT4-V or CT5-V... you are looking for performance, handling and styling equal to or greater than the V you currently own.

    One step above this entry level will be the “real” performance offerings, with extreme horsepower, more aggressive styling, special tires and adequate chassis and cooling hardware to be driven hard with a competitive advantage over other brands of luxury sport cars.  The Cadillac V-Series models have now been around for 15 years, and it’s about to get bigger. However, don't be surprised if this new line of luxury performance vehicles do not even display the current V badge... our guess is it is time for the "real" next generation of Cadillac high performance luxury vehicles to be born with a new identity! 

    Tune in to the IMSA Weather Tech Championship Race on Saturday, June 1. Cadillac will have on track activity from Saturday from 11:24-11:29AM EDT at the Detroit Grand Prix IMSA event on Saturday.  This is a tease and sneak preview that Cadillac has planned with camouflaged "yet-to-be-announced" high performance vehicles.  The IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car Championship Race starts at 12:30PM EDT.

    Stay patient. Remain resilient and don't give up on GM. Good things take time but are always worth waiting for!

  • 05/31/2019 8:45 AM | Anonymous

    Expanded lineup adds more choices for spirited performance. Highlights include available Super Cruise, AWD, Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, eLSD and new V-Mode

    Driven by Cadillac’s latest turbocharging technology and building on more than 15 years of performance credentials, the first-ever 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V were unveiled today, expanding choices for the brand’s V-Series performance sub-brand.

    Following the 2019 CT6-V, they grow the V-Series family with even more levels of performance, while preserving the lineage established by the original V-Series lineup introduced in 2004.   

    “The new V-Series sedan lineup defines modern sophistication by combining luxury appointments with thoughtful technology and athletic refinement for the discerning enthusiast,” said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “We are inviting even more customers into the V-Series family by adding a new level of elevated performance between our Sport models and the ultimate, high-performance track capability that the V-Series has grown to represent.”

    The first-ever CT4 and recently introduced CT5 represent Cadillac’s realigned sedan portfolio, characterized by new proportions, innovative technologies and more appearance and performance choices. Each is built on Cadillac’s award-winning rear-wheel-drive Alpha architecture, with the V-Series models developed to deliver the ultimate blend of performance, presence and road-going refinement.

    Both share the latest standard V-Series performance technologies, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which is tuned specifically for V models to enhance comfort without sacrificing performance-oriented responsiveness, and drive modes that include new V-Mode personalization. Each model is available in RWD or AWD and features a 10-speed automatic transmission, Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V.

    Cadillac’s exclusive Super Cruise1, the first true hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available on more than 130,000 miles of limited-access freeways in the U.S. and Canada. It will be available on both new V-Series models.

    “The new lineup expands the V-Series ethos, drawing more customers into the Cadillac Performance family, and the newest Vs are focused on elevated athleticism and luxurious refinement for customers wanting a dynamic daily drive,” said Mark Reuss, GM president. “And this is only the beginning of the V family. Cadillac’s passion for performance shines on a racetrack. Stay tuned.”

    Vehicle highlights
    CT5-V — The first-ever CT5-V builds on the precision-focused details of the all-new luxury sedan introduced earlier this year to offer elevated road performance and an engaging driving experience.  

    • Powered by Cadillac’s high-output 3.0L Twin Turbo V-6 engine, which uses low-inertia turbochargers to enhance power production across the rpm band. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 355 horsepower (265 kW), pending SAE certification.
    • 10-speed automatic transmission.
    • Electronic limited-slip rear differential.
    • Standard RWD and available AWD.
    • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0.
    • Performance Traction Management.
    • Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
    • Brembo front braking system.
    • 19-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
    • Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; unique rear diffuser and quad exhaust tips.
    • Super Cruise available.
    • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.

    CT4-V — Developed for a new generation of sedan customers, the first-ever CT4 blends nimble handling and Cadillac’s signature technology. The CT4-V takes these traits further, infusing the brand’s racing DNA for a dynamic, responsive and exhilarating driving experience.   

    • Powered by Cadillac’s high-output 2.7L Turbo engine featuring a unique three-step sliding camshaft that helps optimize performance at all speeds. It is rated at a Cadillac-estimated 320 horsepower (239 kW), pending SAE certification.
    • 10-speed automatic.
    • Limited-slip rear differential.
    • V-Series performance chassis with Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 (on RWD) or ZF MVS passive dampers (on AWD).
    • Vehicle Control Mode with customizable V-Mode.
    • Brembo front braking system.
    • 18-inch wheels and summer-only performance tires2 (all-season tires available with AWD).
    • Near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution for an exceptional feeling of balance and control.
    • Dark exterior accents and V-Series mesh grilles; quad exhaust tips, unique rear spoiler design that helps reduce rear lift while increasing grip for the rear tires.
    • Super Cruise available.
    • Unique performance persona instrument cluster and V-Mode steering wheel control.

    The CT4-V and CT5-V go on sale early in the 2020 calendar year, with production at GM’s Lansing Grand River facility in Michigan. Additional product information, as well as details on additional V-Series variants and CT4 Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport models, will be announced at a later date.

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  • 05/15/2019 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    Partial Reprint - Source: CarBuzz Jared Rosenholtz

    Don't worry, Cadillac's performance division is far from dead.  Check out these two renderings!

    The Cadillac CT5 is a massive improvement over the ATS (and CTS) it replaces, but as we tend to do, we're already looking forward to a high-performance V model. Cadillac has hinted at a CT5-V in the past but the company never made an official confirmation of its existence - until now. In an email to CarBuzz, a Cadillac spokesperson confirmed the company is ready to reveal not one, but two all-new V models. "I can confirm that we will be revealing the CT4-V and CT5-V on the evening of May 30th. We will not be revealing the CT4 at that time though," said Stefan Cross, GM's Assistant Product and Brand Communications Manager.

    The CT4 will slot below the CT5 in Cadillac's three-model sedan lineup, competing with cars like the Acura ILX, Audi A3, and Mercedes A-Class. We are surprised Cadillac isn't revealing the base CT4 first, but rather the high-performance CT4-V model. The big reveal event is set to take place just two weeks from now so we won't have a long wait before getting to see the next generation of Cadillac V models.

    We still know very little about the CT4-V and CT5-V other than the latter is rumored to use a de-tuned version of the 4.2-liter twin-turbo Blackhawk V8 found in the larger CT6-V. In the CT6-V, this engine produces 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque and finds itself mated to a 10-speed automatic.

    The V8 would likely be more powerful than the outgoing ATS-V, which produced 464 hp from a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6, but we don't expect the CT5-V to match the 640 hp figure found in the larger CTS-V with its 6.2-liter supercharged V8. We also don't expect a car as small as the CT4 to accommodate a V8, so it's anyone's guess as to what will power the CT4-V. Just like everyone else, we'll have to wait until May 30th to find out.

  • 01/09/2019 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    Introducing the first-ever CT6-V. From its striking design to its groundbreaking powertrain, the CT6-V is as powerful as it is exhilarating. Only a limited number of vehicles will be for delivery mid-2019.

    Cadillac has developed a high-performance CT6-V powered by the brand-exclusive 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 known as the Blackwing, which will be offered for 2019 only.

    Owners can expect at least 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque on tap when the full-size sport sedan starts deliveries this summer, though they'll have to pay up $88,790 for the privilege. The purchase price also includes a 2-day driving course at a Cadillac-hosted event at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada.

    Sadly, the circle of owners will be a small one. Cadillac has decided to limit production to just 275 units—and yes they're all sold out!

    Click here for more info and photos!

  • 10/24/2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous

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    Cadillac today announces the 2019 Pedestal Edition ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan to celebrate the successful first fifteen years (2004-18) of its Cadillac V-Series sub brand. The limited-run models bid a grand farewell to the third generation of ultra-high-performance V-Series models, and open the next major chapter in the sub-brand’s story. In total, 300 Pedestal Editions will be built for sale in the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East.

    The special-edition variants are named in tribute to Cadillac V-Series’ time spent at the pinnacle of luxury high-performance.

    The Pedestal Edition of the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan features a commemorative application of an all-new exterior color Bronze Sand Metallic, accented with Black Chrome trim and grille surround, V-Series forged light-alloy wheels in After Midnight finish over massive red Brembo® brake calipers, creating a striking exterior presence. The Carbon Fiber Package, standard on every 2019 ATS-V Coupe, is also featured in the Pedestal Edition list of content for the CTS-V super sedan.

    Highlighting the interior of the Pedestal Edition are RECARO® race-inspired sport seats in Jet Black semi-aniline leather with new Light Wheat micro-suede inserts, carbon fiber interior trim with bronze threading, the racing-derived and fully-integrated Performance Data Recorder video-data system with COSWORTH Toolbox driver analysis software, the Rear Camera Mirror (CTS-V only) and the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system.
    Since 2004, the V-Series sub brand has developed and proven Cadillac’s performance credentials on both the street and race track. Key moments include:

    • 2004: The first-ever CTS-V sedan adds a new formula for high-performance to the Cadillac catalog, putting the world on notice that the then-102-year-old luxury brand will serve enthusiastic drivers through authentic engineering and design.
    • 2004: The first-ever CTS-V secures the V-Series’ first racing victory in the Speed World Challenge sprint racing series at Sebring International Raceway
    • 2008: The all-new, second-generation CTS-V with 556hp sets a then-record lap time for sedans of 7:59.32 on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany
    • 2012: After making its debut in 2011 as the CTS-V.R Coupe race car, Cadillac wins four races in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) series and secures the Driver and Manufacturer Championships
    • 2015: The third-generation Cadillac V-Series models debut with a surprise: the ATS-V arrives as a Coupe and Sedan with the first-ever V-Series V6 powerplant: the LF4 Twin Turbo V6 engine with 464 horsepower, providing better all-round performance than the second-generation CTS-V and a top track speed of 189mph. Meanwhile, the third-generation CTS-V raises the bar in its own category with all-new design, lightweight architecture, and a staggering 640 horsepower.
    • 2015: The ATS-V.R Coupe race car debuts in the PWC series with Johnny O’Connell winning four rounds to secure the Driver’s Championship
    • 2017: Cadillac re-enters the world of professional endurance prototype sports car racing with the Cadillac DPi-V.R in the IMSA series, securing the brand’s first-ever Manufacturer Championship in the sport
    • 2018: Cadillac repeats as the 2018 IMSA Prototype Manufacturer Champion. Expansion of the V-Series sub brand with the debut of the 2019 CT6-V.

    Looking to the next chapter of growth and development for the V-Series, 2019 will see Cadillac release the first-ever Cadillac CT6-V super sedan. The CT6-V is the largest V-Series model to-date and boasts famous Cadillac ride quality, yet embodies the driving characteristics of a compact high-performance sedan thanks to a finely-focused V-Series engineering approach, not to mention its performance tuned Magnetic Ride Control system. The CT6-V possesses a Cadillac estimated 550 horsepower thanks to its all-new Cadillac Blackwing™ Twin Turbo V8 engine, and spectacular traction as the first-ever V-Series model with all-wheel drive. Complimenting the all-wheel drive system are all-wheel steering and a limited slip differential, all of which enable the CT6-V to demonstrate impeccable handling, linear response, and razor-sharp steering control.

    Ordering for the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Edition begins the first week of November 2018, with production commencing later that month. MSRP pricing for the 2019 ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition starts at $77,090, and $102,590 for the 2019 CTS-V Pedestal Edition. Both prices include destination freight charges but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

    2019 CADIILLAC CTS-V Pedestal Edition
    The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Pedestal Edition super sedan includes the following equipment, in addition to standard CTS-V features:

    • Cadillac Bronze Sand Metallic exterior paint
    • 19-inch V-Series in After Midnight finish
    • Carbon Fiber Package:
      • Carbon fiber front splitter
      • Carbon fiber hood vent
      • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
      • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
    • Luxury Package:
      • Tri-zone climate control
      • Split-folding rear seat with armrest
      • Heated rear outboard seating positions
      • Power rear-window sunshade
      • Manual rear side-window sunshades
      • 110-volt power outlet
      • Rear Camera Mirror
    • RECARO® race-inspired performance seats
    • Performance Data and Video Recorder system
    • Red Brembo® high-performance brake calipers

    The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition include the following features:

    • Cadillac Bronze Sand Metallic exterior paint
    • Serialized certificate of authenticity
    • 18” V-Series wheels in After Midnight finish
    • Carbon Fiber Package (standard on ATS-V Coupe):
      • Carbon fiber front splitter
      • Carbon fiber hood vent
      • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
      • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
    • Red Brembo® high-performance brake calipers
    • RECARO® race-inspired performance seats
    • Next-generation Cadillac user experience

    All 2019 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models include tuition and luxury accommodation at the 2-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain (offer valid for 1 year, reserved for the original owner of each new, unused model year 2017 and newer Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models).

  • 09/15/2018 9:03 AM | Anonymous

    The new high-performance version of the CT6 will now be known as the CT6-V, not the CT6 V-Sport, denoting that it's part of the full-bore V lineup along with the CTS-V and ATS-V. The new high-performance version of the CT6 will now be known as the CT6-V, not the CT6 V-Sport, denoting that it's part of the full-bore V lineup along with the CTS-V and ATS-V. “Beginning with the debut of the CTS-V Sedan in 2004, the V-Series sub-brand sparked new life into Cadillac,” said GM Product Development Chief Mark Reuss, according to The Detroit News. “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, signaling the expansion of V-Series.”

    Cadillac is ramping up the performance of its lineup-topping CT6 luxury sedan for 2019. The CT6 will be available as a V model for the first time, joining the CTS-V and ATS-V among Cadillac’s highest-performance offerings. However, the CT6-V is significant not only because it’s a new model but also because it debuts an all-new twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The CT6-V does expand Cadillac’s V lineup as the company stated. It will join the ATS-V and CTS-V in the high-performance segment through the 2019 model year, so if you still want to savor the fruits of either offering, there's time to make it happen. As for the new sedans replacing both them, we will have to wait and see what Cadillac has in store. The company has an ambitious plan to roll out a new vehicle every six months between now and 2021.

    The twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8 is exclusive to Cadillac. Built from a blank slate with knowledge gained from General Motors’ racing programs, the new engine, known as Blackwing, makes 550 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 627 lb-ft of torque from 3200 to 4000 rpm. A “hot V” setup, which puts the turbochargers atop the block between the heads, aims to minimize turbo lag while making the engine more compact. We dive into the details of the new powerplant at length here. The forced-induction V-8 is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. (The new engine also will be available on non–V models, where it will have 500 horsepower and 553 lb-ft.)

    The CT6-V has specific tuning that stiffens the suspension to abate body roll, and the standard Magnetic Ride Control dampers have been recalibrated. A mechanical limited-slip differential is fitted, and the steering has been retuned. The CT6-V rides on 20-inch wheels hugged by performance summer tires, and four-piston monoblock Brembo brake calipers should give drivers confidence in the left pedal. Cadillac also added a sport exhaust system with active valves for a livelier soundtrack. A Track driving mode alters the all-wheel-drive system's torque split, the stability-control mapping, the specially tuned rear-wheel steering, and the suspension firmness.

    To visually distinguish the CT6-V from the rest of the CT6 lineup, there's a dark, "V-inspired" mesh grille and LED headlights. Lower-body aero pieces provide a sportier look, the windows are outlined with gloss-black trim, and a rear spoiler finishes the package. The V sits at the top of a refreshed CT6 lineup, which will be divided into Luxury and Sport trims, a strategy similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz E-class. The entire refreshed 2019 CT6 lineup shows influences from the Escala concept, with horizontal styling elements incorporated into the reworked front and rear ends.

    Cadillac's Super Cruise suite of driver-assistance systems is not offered on the CT6-V, but there is plenty of other news on the technology front. A revised rear-camera mirror can tilt and zoom, the 360-degree-view monitor includes a video-recording function that activates when the security system is activated, pedestrian detection and automated braking now work when backing up as well as when going forward, and the wireless device charging capability has been enhanced. Most welcome, however, may be the changes to Cadillac's much derided CUE infotainment interface, which gains a rotary controller and a volume knob as well as shortcut buttons to primary menu functions.

  • 03/21/2018 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Reprint from Cadillac Pressroom

    • New high-performance V-Performance model
    • V-Sport model boasts all-new Cadillac 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8
    • First in a series of new Cadillac performance vehicles


    Cadillac today unveiled the CT6 V-Sport, the first-ever V-Performance model of its top-of-range sedan. The introduction of the high-performance variant coincides with a makeover of the entire CT6 lineup that incorporates the newest iteration of Cadillac’s design language featured on the Escala Concept. The Cadillac V-Sport portfolio currently includes the CTS V-Sport and the XTS V-Sport.

    “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 CT6 V-Sport boasts an all-new Cadillac 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 Cadillac -estimated at 550 horsepower (410 kW) and stunning 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Nm) that elevates the CT6’s performance to a new plateau and offers drivers an unparalleled experience behind the wheel. The engine is a clean-sheet design and introduces unique design elements developed to balance performance and efficiency with compact, mass-efficient packaging.

    At the center of the Cadillac Twin Turbo V8 is a “hot V” configuration that 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.”

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its broad, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread enhances off-the-line performance and contributes to reduced engine speed on the highway for refinement and efficiency. Narrow steps between the gear ratios also help the engine maintain the optimal speed for maximum power at almost all vehicle speeds.


    The first-ever Cadillac CT6 V-Sport includes a bold, dark front with a large V-inspired mesh grille and new horizontal LED headlamps with strong vertical signatures, making it distinctly Cadillac. Lower aero components and Gloss Black side window surround trim provide the performance sport sedan’s chiseled exterior with a dark and distinguished look. New, unique 20-inch V-Sport wheels with summer-only tires[1], lower aero components and spoiler further express the sedan’s performance capabilities.

    • New, summer-only performance[i] tires developed exclusively for Cadillac V-Sport are tuned to deliver crisp response and track capable performance while retaining isolation and comfort.
    • Mechanical limited-slip rear differential increases traction at the limit and provides more predictable performance during spirited and track driving.
    • V-Sport specific suspension tuning for improved roll control, cornering capability and steering response.
    • A new 19-inch Brembo brake system developed specifically for the CT6 high-performance application.
      • Brembo monoblock, fixed-opposed, four-piston
      • Equipped with performance linings and air deflectors that direct air to cool the brakes during sporty, aggressive driving
    • Modified steering and Magnetic Ride Control damper calibrations
    • Exhaust system with active valves offering reduced back pressure and more sound character
      • Tuned for V-Sport model, with a performance oriented exhaust note


    • Maximized Magnetic Ride Control damper control
    • Re-mapped steering efforts for sportier, dynamic feedback
    • Track-tuned Active Rear Steer
    • Revised AWD torque split
    • Unique, track-focused stability controls
    • Track focused active exhaust valve calibration

     “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.”


    CT6 retains a dominant vertical light signature and adds horizontal elements to give the front end a more aggressive appearance. That inspiration continues to the back with the new rear lighting graphic, which is most visible at night.

    "The V-Sport gave us the opportunity to accentuate the aggressive dynamics of the architecture," said Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design. "The CT6 is the first entry that incorporates cues for the new Sport and V-Sport model strategy, which allowed us to make the car look as powerful as it drives."

    In addition to the introduction of the CT6 V-Sport, the 2019 CT6 lineup incorporates Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy for its models — each model will have Luxury and Sport trims with distinct personas and features. On non-V-Sport CT6 models, new horizontal high-lumen headlights and a revised taillight design refresh Cadillac’s signature lighting, inspired by the Escala Concept.


    Led by the latest Cadillac user experience — the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface — the CT6 offers a connected environment.

    The Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition from previous generations. The system can be updated over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs. It leverages the cloud and available embedded 4G LTE connection to enable personalization, available connected navigation and news, marketplace and entertainment applications via the app store and a new rotary controller that offers users alternative ways to interact with the system.

    The new controller includes volume and seek forward/back controls for the audio system; shortcut buttons for fast access to the most frequently used apps such as Audio, Phone, Navigation (if available) and Home; and a large center dial to operate primary features of the most frequently used apps, scroll menus and lists and select other apps to be displayed.

    Additional CT6 technologies include:

    • Super Cruise, the first truly hands-free driver assistance feature for the freeway, is available (non- V-Sport only)[ii].
    • The 10-inch diagonal Cadillac user experience interface screen has 1080p HD resolution.
    • Next-generation, 5-watt wireless charging with larger charge area for better phone compatibility[iii].
    • Available Cloud-connected navigation provides real-time traffic and routing.
    • Rear-seat Infotainment has media input through USB, HDMI or Wi-Fi connection to a phone.
    • The second-generation Rear Camera Mirror has a new frameless design and zoom and tilt features.
    • The full suite of available active safety features includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward/Reverse Automatic Braking, and Safety Alert Seat
    • Available Surround Vision provides a 360-degree camera view around the vehicle, displayed on the Cadillac user experience screen, helping the driver avoid nearby objects during low-speed maneuvering
    • Available industry-first Surround Vision Recorder video recording system can record front and rear views while driving, and 360 degrees of recording if the vehicle’s security system is activated.
    • Night Vision helps identify people and large animals via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center.
    • Available Automatic Parking Assist with Braking steers the vehicle and applies the brakes at idle speed to help park in parallel or perpendicular spaces while the driver follows text commands, selects gear, and overrides braking and acceleration as needed.
    • Available Front Pedestrian Braking provides pedestrian detection indications, alerts and automatic braking to help avoid collisions or reduce the harm caused by one.
    • New available Rear Pedestrian Detection alerts the driver, when in Reverse, of an imminent collision with a pedestrian by providing visual notification on rear view camera display.

    Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner.  The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times.  Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.


    [i] Do not use summer only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability.  Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations.  Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to or see your dealer.

    [ii] Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device.  Visit for more information.

    [iii] The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see [] or consult your carrier.

    2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport


    (accurate as of time of publication)


    2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

    Body style / driveline:

    AWD, 5-passenger large high-performance sedan

    Manufacturing location:

    Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Hamtramck, Mich.


    4.2L V-8 twin-turbo DOHC DI – 550 hp / 410 kW (est.)


    10L90 Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Electronically controlled automatic transmission (4.2L twin-turbo)


    19-inch Brembo brake system developed specifically for the CT6 high-performance application.



    Wheelbase (in / mm):

    122.4 / 3106

    Length (in / mm):

    204 / 5182

    Width (in / mm):

    74 / 1879

    Height (in / mm):

    58 / 1472     

  • 03/21/2018 7:59 AM | Anonymous


    Sophisticated, all-new 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 is at the heart of new CT6 V-Sport’s exemplary performance

    Cadillac begins a new chapter in its high-performance legacy with today’s introduction of the brand’s first-ever twin-turbo V-8 engine. It is the centerpiece of the new CT6 V-Sport, an engaging sports sedan infused with DNA of Cadillac’s world-renowned motorsports program.

    Developed as a small-displacement V-8 in the classic vein and offering exceptional power density of 131 hp (98 kW) per liter, this new Cadillac-exclusive 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 — GM estimated at 550 horsepower (410 kW) and 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Nm) — elevates the CT6’s performance to a new plateau and offers drivers an unparalleled experience behind the wheel.  An optional 500-horsepower version will also be available.

    “Cadillac’s performance technology reaches new heights with the new and exclusive 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The engineering prowess embodies the very spirt of Cadillac performance on and off the racetrack.”

    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 is a clean-sheet design that also introduces unique design elements developed to balance performance and efficiency with compact, mass-efficient packaging.

    “Designing an all-new engine was the best way to achieve the performance goals for the CT6 V-Sport,” said Jordan Lee, 4.2L TT V-8 chief engineer. “It builds on Cadillac’s well-established turbocharging know-how and forges new ground with innovative features that deliver exceptional performance and refinement.”

    At the center of the 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 is a “hot V” configuration that 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.

    In a conventional turbocharged engine, the cylinder heads receive the pressurized air charge through ports at the top of the engine and the exhaust exits through ports on the lower outside of the heads into manifolds connected to the turbochargers. 

    With Cadillac’s innovative hot V design, the intake-charged air enters through the lower outside of the heads and exits through the top inside — where the turbochargers are integrated with the exhaust manifolds — for quick spool-up that translates into more immediate power delivery. The design also allows closer mounting of the catalytic converters, for efficient packaging.

    Additional engine highlights:

    • Twin-scroll turbochargers
    • Electronic wastegate control
    • Twin water-to-air charge coolers
    • Twin throttle bodies
    • Direct injection
    • Dual-independent camshaft phasing
    • Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation)
    • Variable-pressure oiling system
    • Stop/start technology

    Each engine will be hand-built at the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8’s foundation is an all-new, durable and lightweight aluminum cylinder block that houses an equally robust, lightweight rotating assembly composed of a forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and high-strength aluminum pistons.

    The crankshaft’s 90.2mm (3.55 inch) stroke complements the cylinder bores’ 86mm (3.39 inch) diameter to give the engine its 4.2L (255 cubic-inch) displacement.

    Its comparatively small bore dimension enables the reduction in the size and weight of the pistons, optimizing the engine’s geometry to match the fast-rev capability permitted by the engine’s low-inertia, twin-scroll turbochargers. The result is exceptional responsiveness and immediacy of power across the rpm band.  

    The turbochargers produce up to 20 pounds of boost (1.38 bar) and are matched with electronic wastegate control for more precise boost management and more responsive torque production. In fact, 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque is available at only 2000 rpm, and it is carried through 5200 rpm for a confident, virtually bottomless power reserve.


    The turbos’ twin-scroll design broadens their performance capability, offering quicker response and greater efficiency. Rather than a single spiral chamber (scroll) feeding exhaust gas from the exhaust manifold to drive the turbine on each turbocharger, the twin-scroll design has a divided housing with two exhaust gas inlets and two nozzles to drive the turbine. Generally, one of the nozzles contributes to quicker response and boost production, while the other contributes to overall peak performance.

    Each of the engine’s integrated exhaust manifolds/turbocharger housings splits the exhaust channels from the cylinder head so the exhaust flows through separate scrolls based on the engine’s exhaust pulses. When matched with precise valve timing, that separation leverages exhaust-scavenging techniques to optimize gas flow, improves turbine efficiency and reduces turbo lag.

    The electronically controlled wastegates — one per turbocharger — are used for more precise management of the engine’s boost pressure and subsequent torque response for smoother, more consistent performance. They are independently controlled on each cylinder bank to balance the turbo compressors’ output, for greater boost pressure response.


    An efficient water-to-air charge-cooling system contributes to the engine’s performance, enhancing the turbochargers’ effectiveness. Similar in concept to an engine’s radiator, the system’s intercoolers cool the boosted air charge before it enters the cylinders. Cooler air is denser, which means there is more oxygen in a given volume, resulting in optimal combustion and more power.

    The system features a pair of heat exchangers located above the valley-mounted exhaust manifold/turbocharger housings. The turbos pump pressurized air directly through the heat exchangers and into the cylinder heads. The heat exchangers are cooled by their own coolant circuit.

    The intercoolers lower the air charge temperature by more than 130 degrees F (74 C), packing the combustion chambers with cooler, denser air. Also, the system achieves more than 80 percent cooling efficiency with only about 1 psi (7 kPa) flow restriction at peak power, which contributes to fast torque production.

    Before entering the combustion chambers, the cooled air charge flows through a pair of throttle bodies, one for each engine bank. Each electronically controlled throttle body has a 59mm diameter opening.


    The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its wide, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread enhances off-the-line performance and contributes to reduced engine speed on the highway, which enhances refinement and efficiency. Smaller steps between the gears also help the engine maintain the optimal speed for maximum power at almost all vehicle speeds.


    Direct fuel injection is used to optimize efficiency and performance. With direct injection, a higher compression ratio — 9.8:1 — is possible because of a cooling effect as the injected fuel vaporizes in the combustion chamber, reducing the charge temperature to lessen the likelihood of spark knock. A pair of engine-mounted, camshaft-driven high-pressure fuel pumps supplies fuel to the specialized injectors at 5,075 psi (350 bar), with each pump supplying fuel to one bank of the engine.

    Active Fuel Management (AFM), also known as cylinder deactivation, imperceptibly shuts down half of the engine’s cylinders in certain light-load driving conditions to enhance fuel economy. Unique deactivating rocker arms are used for each of the four valves of the cylinder being deactivated.

    Dual overhead camshafts and a virtually silent chain-driven valvetrain contribute to the smoothness and the high output of the Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8, while dual independent continuously variable valve timing helps deliver optimal performance and efficiency. The dual independent system, which allows the intake and exhaust valves to be phased at different rates, promotes linear delivery of torque with near-peak levels over a broad rpm range, and high specific output (horsepower per liter of displacement) without sacrificing overall engine response or drivability.

    Oil jets located in the block are employed for performance and temperature control. Four jet assemblies in the engine drench the underside of the pistons and the surrounding cylinder walls with an extra layer of cooling, friction-reducing oil. The jets reduce piston temperature, allowing the engine to produce more power without reducing long-term durability. 

    Variable-pressure oiling system. A variable-displacement vane oil pump enhances efficiency by optimizing oil pressure as a function of engine speed. With it, the oil supply is matched to the engine load rather than the linear operation of a conventional, fixed-flow oil pump.  The engine uses 10 quarts of General Motors’ dexos2 0W40 motor oil.

    Stop/start technology shuts down the engine when the vehicle stops momentarily, such as at stoplights. The engine automatically restarts when the driver takes their foot off the brake. An auxiliary battery powers electric accessories such as the climate system, power windows and radio during engine restarts.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact JL Lavina at 646-256-5254 or email jorge.lavina@cadillac.ocm or Tom Read at 248-496-0852 or email





    4.2L twin-turbocharged DOHC V-8 with Active Fuel Management, direct injection and stop/start

    Bore and stroke       (in / mm):

    3.39 x 3.55 / 86 x 90.2

    Block configuration:

    90-degree V-8 with five cross-bolted nodular iron main bearing caps; with provisions for jet-spray oil cooling

    Block material:

    A319 sand-cast aluminum with pressed-in iron liners


    Forged steel


    High-strength hypereutectic aluminum with friction-reducing polymer skirt coating

    Connecting rods:

    Forged steel with floating wrist pins

    Cylinder heads:

    Cast aluminum “hot V”-type with 36mm intake valves and 29mm sodium-filled exhaust valves

    Compression ratio:



    Dual overhead camshafts; four valves per cylinder with and dual independent valve timing

    Firing order:

    1-5-4-3-6-8-7-2 (1-4-6-7 with Active Fuel Management engaged)

    Ignition system:


    Fuel delivery:

    Direct injection with dual electronically controlled 59mm throttle bodies

    Turbocharging system:

    Two low-inertia twin-scroll turbochargers with electronically controlled wastegates and water-to-air intercooling

    Max boost:

    20 psi (1.38 bar / 138 kPa)

    Horsepower             (hp / kW @ rpm):

    550 / 410 @ 5700 (CT6 V-Sport) – est.

    500 / 373 @ 5000-5200 (CT6) – est.

    (lb.-ft. / Nm):

    627 / 850 @ 3200-4000 (CT6 V-Sport) – est.

    553 / 750 @ 2600-4600 (CT6) – est.




    Hydra-Matic 10L90 ten-speed electronically controlled automatic

    Gear ratios (:1)

    4.696 – 1st

    2.985 – 2nd

    2.146 – 3rd

    1.769 – 4th

    1.520 – 5th

    1.275 – 6th

    1.000 – 7th

    0.854 – 8th

    0.689 – 9th

    0.636 – 10th

    4.866 – Reverse

  • 12/03/2017 6:12 PM | Anonymous

    Manufacturer Endurance Championships in 2017, Cadillac has announced a limited-production Championship Edition of the company's high-performance models: the 2018 ATS-V coupe and sedan and the 2018 CTS-V sedan.

    Cadillac made its return to endurance racing in 2016, 14 years after it last competed in the category, entering three cars in IMSA’s Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class. Including Jeff Gordon, Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli’s win at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Cadillac’s DPi-V.R racers won the first seven races of the season to clinch the manufacturer’s championship. Additionally, the Konica Minolta team—one of three race teams running Cadillac’s DPi-V.R prototype race car—took the team championship, and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor won the drivers’ championship.

    The cars that mark the achievement are the ATS-V Championship Edition coupe and sedan and the CTS-V Championship Edition. All models come in black or white with red accents. Special graphics adorn the hood, spoiler, and quarter-windows. Each also come with a Carbon Fiber package (front splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser), a Morello Red package (split-folding rear seats with red stitching and red-accented carbon-fiber interior trim), Recaro seats, and Brembo brake calipers (also in red).

    The ATS-V further includes a sunroof and special 18-inch wheels. In the CTS-V, the Championship Edition also throws in a large sunroof, a Luxury package, and special 19-inch wheels. And all V-series cars come with a gratis session of driving instruction at a two-day V-Performance Academy in Pahrump, Nevada within the first year of ownership.

    There will only be 200 manufactured so if you want one of these limited edition V's, better give Sewell Cadillac, Ken Batchelor Cadillac or Covert Cadillac a call today and place your order!

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