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Cadillac CT6-V Preorders Begin For Cancelled 550-HP Sedan



Cadillac CT6-V Preorders Begin For Cancelled 550-HP Sedan

Get ready to sample Cadillac’s all-new high-performance sedan. In the shadow of major performance-car debuts at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the automaker announced that a preorder program for its CT6-V is now open. You’d better act fast, however, because only 275 are slated for production in the United States. And yes, we’ll address the gigantic elephant in the room a bit later.

It should be quite a flagship vehicle for Cadillac when it comes to market later in the year. Already a snazzy sedan, the hopped-up V model will feature a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 under the graceful hood. Of course we’re talking about the new Blackwing engine, featuring a “hot V” design with its two turbochargers nestled between the cylinder heads. It sends an estimated 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) to the ground through a 10-speed automatic, and the sedan will also feature upgraded brakes and suspension to better handle the injection of power.

That kind of posh performance doesn’t come without a price, however. The limited-edition CT6-V will start at $88,790, with the car arriving at dealers midway through 2019.

“The 2019 CT6-V marks the expansion of the V-Series sub-brand and is the proof point of Cadillac’s commitment to build high-performance vehicles as we continue our product offensive,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “Fans of Cadillac will see high-performance variants across our portfolio.”

There’s certainly no small amount of irony here, seeing as the “expansion” will pretty much be immediately followed by cancellation. Not long after announcing the all-new CT6-V, Cadillac did an about-face on sedans in much the same manner as Ford, taking a red pen to its lineup. 2019 will be the first and only year for the new CT6-V, as GM announced plans back in November to drop future allocations to several manufacturing plants, including the CT6 factory in Hamtramck, Michigan. Once the 2019 model year is over, say goodbye to the CT6. So yeah, little awkward here.

That’s too bad because the CT6-V certainly had promise.

Source: Cadillac

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