Cadillac’s 2019 CT6-V will cost U.S. buyers upwards of $88,790 straight up, although a pre-order program, which starts today, has also been put in place, capped at 275 units.
Buying a 2019 Cadillac CT6-V comes with benefits such as tuition and luxury accommodation at the 2-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain, an offer that’s valid for 1 year and is reserved for the original owner of each new, unused model.
“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,” stated Cadillac president, Steve Carlisle. “Fans of Cadillac will see high-performance variants across our portfolio.”
Powering the car is an all-new hand-built 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V8 unit, delivering an estimated 550 HP (410 kW / 557 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.
Late last year, Cadillac also announced additional V-Series variants that are to follow in the footsteps of the CT6-V. While the automaker hasn’t revealed any specifics, we can expect a CT5-V to fill in for the CTS V, and possibly a CT3 or CT4-V to replace the ATS V.
As for the 2019 CT6-V and its $88,790 price tag, it’s cheaper than a BMW 750i by more than $8,000 and has roughly 100 HP more. Still, in order to make a proper comparison (and not just with the 7-Series), we’ll have to wait for Cadillac to release full-specs.