According to Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac President and General Motors Executive Vice President, during an interview at a media test drive event for the all new Cadillac CT6 last week, don’t count on a V-series CT6 coming any time soon.
Cadillac has no plans for a high performance V-series edition of its all new CT6 because the model was ” was not conceived with a V-series model in mind,” as the current CTS and ATS models are, and the new CT6 is “not packaged to take” the 640-hp, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that debuted in the CTS-V launched last year.
However, that doesn’t mean that the CT6 will morph into the Eldorado Biarritz or Sedan DeVille models of yesteryear. On the contrary, Cadillac is planning on coming out with an all new twin-turbo V-8 engine that could possibly spawn a high-performance variant that could find it’s way into the CT6.
What interesting is that recently, Motoring, an automotive news web site out off Australia reported that GM is planning on reviving the high performance, DOHC V-8 engine program and a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 could be the first engine from this family to find its way on to the shores of Oz.
During the interview last week, de Nysschen didn’t rule out a high performance variant of the CT6, however this high performance model would not be on the same level as the CTS-V or ATS-V.
“There certainly could be a high-performance derivative,” he said. “We’re thinking about it.”
Given the path mapped out for the new CT6 with its emphasis on increased luxury, greater refinement and sophistication, our prediction here at the Cadillac V-Net is that a flat-out, balls-to-the-wall V-series CT6 is out of the question. However, the future looks very bright for a V-sport edition to grace our highways and byways in the not-so distant future. Shall we say “2017? 😉