Cadillac has unveiled the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport, which is powered by a new 4.2L Twin Turbo V8 that generates a nice 550 horsepower and a healthy 627 lb-ft of torque. The first ever CT6 V-Sport also gets styling updates that incorporates Cadillac’s latest styling direction that debuted with the Escala concept.
At the heart of the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport is Cadillac’s first ever twin turbocharged V8 that’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. “With the introduction of the all-new CT6 V-Sport, Cadillac begins a new chapter in its performance legacy with the introduction of the brand’s first-ever twin-turbo V-8 engine,” stated Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “It is the centerpiece of the new CT6 V-Sport, an engaging sport sedan infused with DNA of Cadillac’s world-renowned and championship-winning motorsports program.”
To stand out from the other CT6 models, the CT6 V-Sport features a large V-inspired mesh grille and new horizontal LED headlamps. The CT6 V-Sport also gets lower aero components, Gloss Black side window surround trim, and unique 20-inch V-Sport wheels.
The new 4.2L V8 engine isn’t the only performance upgrade for the CT6 V-Sport, since it also gets specific suspension tuning and a 19-inch Brembo brake system.
“The CT6 V-Sport was developed for driving enthusiasts who want the best of both worlds: a high-performance sports sedan and a luxury car with all the comforts and technology that come with it,” said Lyndon Lie, CT6 chief engineer. “With its lightweight architecture, an all-new Cadillac Twin Turbo V-8 coupled with the tightened suspension and revised AWD torque split, we’ve enhanced the CT6 to be well-balanced and capable of all conditions.”