Cadillac today unveiled the CT6 V-Sport, the first-ever V-Performance model sedan. Pricing information will be announced closer to the launch, which is expected in the coming months.
The new model boasts and all-new Cadillac 4.2L twin turbo V-8 engine (estimated at 550 horsepower) and 627 lb-ft of torque.
“Cadillac V-Sport is the embodiment of our passion to deliver an exhilarating driving experience without compromises,” says Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen. “The all-new CT6 V-Sport provides the perfect balance of performance and luxurious refinement.”
At the center of the 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 engines, 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,” says 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 engine features a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the exterior of the care is also getting some upgrades. The outside of the CT6 V-Sport boasts a large V-inspired mesh grille and new horizontal LED headlamps, gloss black side window surround trim, and 20-inch V-Sport wheels.
“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,” says Lyndon Lie, the car’s 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.”