Cadillac has always been known for its combination of luxurious features and powerful performance. This reputation doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon, especially since the American premium carmaker has introduced the first-ever Cadillac twin-turbo V8 engine.
With this new engine, Cadillac is expecting to elevate the new CT6 V-Sport model’s performance. The engine is a 4.2-liter that puts out an estimated 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. The CT6 V-Sport will also have an option 500-horsepower version available.
“Cadillac’s performance technology reaches new heights with the new and exclusive 4.2-liter Twin Turbo V8,” said former Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen at the time of its reveal. “The engineering prowess embodies the very spirit of Cadillac performance on and off the racetrack.”
Though this new engine uses a clean-sheet design, it also utilizes unique elements to create a balance between performance and efficiency. This includes a “hot V” configuration which allows the turbochargers at the top of the engine to help reduce turbo lack and reduce the engines size.
It has changed the way the intake-charged air enters the cylinder, allowing it to enter through the lower outside of the heads and exit through the top inside, therefore creating a more immediate power delivery.
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