High-Performance Cadillac CT4- And CT5-V Could Use Carryover Engines

Cadillac teased the high-performance versions of the CT4- and CT5-V last month, and Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman is now suggesting they’ll be powered by a couple of familiar engines.

As noticed by GM Authority, Lieberman made an Instagram post where he said the hotter CT5-V will use the same supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that was found in the CTS-V. The engine produced 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS) and 630 lb-ft (853 Nm) of torque, but it could receive a modest boost for duty in the high-performance CT5.

Nothing is official, but he suggested the model could have between 650 hp (485 kW / 659 PS) and 670 hp (500 kW / 679 PS). That’s less than the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, but it would make the model more powerful than the BMW M5 Competition and Mercedes-AMG E63 S. The extra power could also enable the car to be faster than its predecessor which could accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).

Likewise, the hot CT4-V could be offered with the ATS-V’s twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 that produced 464 hp (346 kW / 470 PS) and 445 lb-ft (603 Nm) of torque. It remains unclear if that engine will also be upgraded, but the powertrain allowed the ATS-V to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. The car could also hit a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h).

Also Read: Cadillac Teases Hotter CT4- And CT5-V

While rumors had suggested the high-performance models could be called the Blackwing, they both lack the twin-turbo 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 engine. As a result, they will reportedly eschew that moniker.

That sounds pretty logical and it appears both models will be offered with an automatic and manual transmission.

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  • Stigasawuswrecks

    The motor in the current CTS-V is plenty powerful. The car just needs better transmission programming, more traction, and better fuel economy.

  • donald seymour

    Although Lieberman does come off as being a pretentious hipster who really don’t care about cars and is just there because he is blessed with a job, he is actually speaking truth on this matter. Yes, the CT5 is targeted at the C in price range, but wholeheartedly the CT5 is E and 5 competitor. Cadillac knew what they were doing. They wanted to undercut their competition and steal valuable stakeholders, i.e the customers, from them. And I hope they succeed.

  • Felipe Politano

    So that would give both the CT4-V and CT5-V “plus” versions much more power than their respective competitors, the A45/RS3 and C63/RS4. It bugs me why Cadillac would choose to first show the world a pair of underpowered Vs, eroding the brand’s appeal, to later introduce the “real” ones. Bad strategy.

  • Chris Castro

    As a Cadillac tech I’m excited to work on another V series engine with little to no engine bay room lol 😆 that goes for the 3.6 TT specifically, the 6.2 not so bad, and i would agree that GM needs to work out the issues that have haunted there 8-speed and even there newest 10-speed transmissions. All the new tech they are releasing, yet they haven’t corrected the issues with there transmissions that have been there since 2015. I’m am disappointed however that I won’t get to play with the 4.2 blackwing in these models but there is still the CT6-V right 😁

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