- Jun 13, 2017
- Reaction score
- San Diego, California
Sophisticated, all-new 4.2L Twin Turbo V8 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 V8 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 V8 — 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 V8,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The engineering prowess embodies the very spirt of Cadillacperformance on and off the racetrack.”
The new Cadillac Twin Turbo V8 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.” Read more...