The $89,785 Cadillac CT6-V is set to go on sale this summer.
We’ve known the Cadillac CT6-V has been coming for awhile. When we covered it at the 2018 New York Auto Show, Cadillac called it the “V-Sport”, but it put out enough weapons-grade horsepower to compel the company to make it their flagship performance model. While it’s abundantly clear what it’s going to look like, a TFLcar reader just spotted an example testing in the Rocky Mountains on a snowy April morning.
From the outside, it looks like an ordinary Cadillac CT6. However, the exhaust pipes look a bit beefier than those you’d see on the standard model equipped with a V6. Knowing the CT6-V is due in just a few months, we’re inclined to believe this is the full-on performance variant.
Note: The car’s name was changed to “CT6-V” later in 2018.
Under the hood, the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V packs a whole new engine for Cadillac. It’s a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8, called “Blackwing”. It’s no slouch in the performance department either, making 550 horsepower and a whopping 627 lb-ft of torque. That’s good enough, Cadillac says, for a 3.4 second 0-60 time and a top speed of 200 mph. Clearly, the company’s gunning for the likes of the BMW M5 with this car.
The first set of orders sold out almost immediately
Back in January, Cadillac opened up orders for just 275 examples of the CT6-V. It’s not cheap, starting at $89,785, but it still sold out in a matter of hours. Unfortunately, that means you can’t buy this car. It’s still interesting, though, to see Cadillac testing the CT6 up in the mountains as its V model is just about to go on sale.
The CT6-V will ultimately join the rest of its stablemates as Cadillac’s flagship sedan. Cadillac also plans to roll out the smaller CT5 sedan, as well as a CT4 model to replace the aged ATS and CTS. Check out the new CT5 below: