Cadillac Introduces Their First Twin Turbo V8 Engine

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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...
 

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That is freaking AWESOME! The Hot V design is super cool, AMG has been doing it for a couple years with great success. I hope people step up with aftermarket parts for this; imagine a 255 cu in engine with aluminum block and cylinder heads, it must weight next to nothing! And it makes more torque than virtually anything in stock form. 627 lb ft?!

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That is freaking AWESOME! The Hot V design is super cool, AMG has been doing it for a couple years with great success. I hope people step up with aftermarket parts for this; imagine a 255 cu in engine with aluminum block and cylinder heads, it must weight next to nothing! And it makes more torque than virtually anything in stock form. 627 lb ft?!

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It's definitely a good looking car and will be very competitive in the segment. Cadillac is on a roll.


 

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Nice!
I see they have the signed engine builder plaque as well. Good to see an engine someone is wanting to put their name on. I always liked that on the AMG motors.
 

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Heck, I'd be willing to be seen in that ride -- Even in the daytime!

Nice power output for a 'small engine' but I still prefer it's much bigger brother for sheer craziness.

I'll lay odds that their total weight difference wouldn't be more than 50 LBS - (with an aluminum intake and heads on the big brother). I say that after seeing the actual size and poundage of a 4 cylinder turbocharged Audi. All of those modern add-on's take up space and add girth. But thinking about it, I would not kick little brother out of bed for eating crackers. :cool:

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It's nice to see Cadillac making competitive products again. It's been a very long time. And I think they deserve better support from the media than they've been getting.
 

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I remember i was so excited. Since then I got a new one, but still! Awesome!
 
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