Cadillac’s Eagerly Awaited 2019 CT6 V-Sport Is Now the CT6-V
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport is one of the brand’s most eagerly awaited new vehicles, but now it’s getting a new name.
This appears to be a move by Cadillac to keep its naming conventions consistent for each nameplate that includes a performance-oriented trim.
“Beginning with the debut of the CTS-V Sedan in 2004, the V-Series sub-brand sparked new life into Cadillac,” said GM President of Global Product Mark Reuss. “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 the V-Series.”
Unparalleled Performance: A closer look at the new Cadillac CT6-V
The CT6-V doesn’t have a release date yet. When it finally does come out, it will arrive loaded with high-performance features.
Most notably, the CT6-V will carry Cadillac’s first twin-turbocharged V8. This 4.2-liter engine will be capable of delivering 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Compare that to the regular CT6, whose 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 puts out a comparatively restrained 404 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
The CT6-V, available only in AWD, will also carry a new 10-speed automatic transmission, a limited-slip rear differential, 20-inch wheels, and special summer tires. Its steering and suspension systems will be specifically tuned for high performance, as will its exhaust system and its 19-inch Brembo brakes.
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News Source: Cadillac Society