Some preproduction analysis models of the accessible track-focused Cadillac CT5-V — these allegedly with able-bodied V8 engines — showed up at a Michigan car appearance this accomplished weekend, and they articulate acutely supercharged.
The new Cadillac achievement models accept been a bit of a mess. First, they’ve been renamed from ATS and CTS to now be quasi-numerical. The old CTS-V is now the CT5-V. But that’s not all — the CT5-V is already on sale, but it’s been powered bottomward from the antecedent CTS-V and is appropriately actual different.
Now Cadillac is alive on a hotter version, but it’s not alike accepting the company’s new Blackwing V8. So what do these cars have, then?
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The accepted CT5-V is powered by a twin-turbo V6 that makes 360 application and 405 lb-ft of torque, which would be accomplished if its antecedent with a about identical name hadn’t fabricated such a big burst in accepting a whopping 640 horsepower. Of course, the new car’s amount has abandoned essentially compared with the old V models, but so did the performance. Cadillac claims it’s because owners begin the antecedent cars too “intimidating.”
But Cadillac knew the newer, cheaper, lower-powered and “less-intimidating” V cars wouldn’t amuse everyone, so we’re additionally accepting hotter, added track-focused models, like these prototypes at the High Octane Cafe & Bakery in Michigan this weekend. (Note: This accent ahead adumbrated the new track-focused models were a acknowledgment to backlash, which is incorrect. Damn, we’re sorry.)
The additional blow of the two cars demography off bottomward the alley appears to affirm that the agent will at atomic be supercharged. That abandoned lends a lot of acceptance to the abstraction that Cadillac is still alive with the old V-car’s 6.2-liter LT4 V8, as the rumors suggest, which was supercharged in the old CTS-V. Antecedent letters additionally seemed to appearance a ancestor with a chiral manual like the beforehand version, which is acceptable news.
The accepted CT4-V, confusingly sized amid the old ATS and CTS sedans but hardly abate than the CT5-V, starts at $45,500, and the accepted CT5-V with rear-wheel drive starts at about $49,000. The antecedent CTS-V was priced about $89,000, so amount these added track-oriented V-cars will be about (hopefully) beneath or about that added abundant wad of cash.