Cadillac introduces first ever high performance CT6 V-Sport

March 24, 2018 10:00 am

Cadillac introduces the first-ever 2019 CT6 V-Sport, boasting an estimated 550-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 and design language inspired by the Escala.

Cadillac unveiled the CT6 V-Sport, the first-ever V-Performance model of its top-of-range sedan. The CT6 V-Sport boasts an all-new Cadillac 4.2L Twin Turbo V-8 Cadillac-estimated at 550 horsepower (410 kW) and stunning 627 lb-ft of torque (850 Nm) that elevates the CT6’s performance to a new plateau and offers drivers an unparalleled experience behind the wheel.

At the center of the Cadillac Twin Turbo V8 is a “hot V” configuration that transposes the conventional layout of the cylinder heads’ intake and exhaust systems to mount the turbochargers at the top of the engine — in the valley between the heads — to virtually eliminate turbo lag and reduce the engine’s overall packaging size.

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The new Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-8 is matched with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Its broad, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread enhances off-the-line performance and contributes to reduced engine speed on the highway for refinement and efficiency. Narrow steps between the gear ratios also help the engine maintain the optimal speed for maximum power at almost all vehicle speeds.

TRACK MODE, OPTIMIZED FOR PERFORMANCE

1-Maximized Magnetic Ride Control damper control

2-Re-mapped steering efforts for sportier, dynamic feedback

3-Track-tuned Active Rear Steer

4- Revised AWD torque split

5-Unique, track-focused stability controls

6-Track focused active exhaust valve calibration

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“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.”

In addition to the introduction of the CT6 V-Sport, the 2019 CT6 lineup incorporates Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy for its models — each model will have Luxury and Sport trims with distinct personas and features. On non-V-Sport CT6 models, new horizontal high-lumen headlights and a revised taillight design refresh Cadillac’s signature lighting, inspired by the Escala Concept.

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Led by the latest Cadillac user experience — the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface — the CT6 offers a connected environment.

1-Next-generation, 5-watt wireless charging with larger charge area for better phone compatibility.

2-Available Cloud-connected navigation provides real-time traffic and routing.

3-Available Surround Vision provides a 360-degree camera view around the vehicle, displayed on the Cadillac user experience screen, helping the driver avoid nearby objects during low-speed maneuvering

4-Available industry-first Surround Vision Recorder video recording system can record front and rear views while driving, and 360 degrees of recording if the vehicle’s security system is activated.

5-Night Vision helps identify people and large animals via heat signatures on a display in the driver information center.

6-Available Front Pedestrian Braking provides pedestrian detection indications, alerts, and automatic braking to help avoid collisions or reduce the harm caused by one.

7-New available Rear Pedestrian Detection alerts the driver, when in Reverse, of an imminent collision with a pedestrian by providing visual notification on the rearview camera display.

Edmon Abdul Nur
By Edmon Abdul Nur
Technology Editor
Edmon Abdul Nur has more than 3 years of professional experience in technology research, cybersecurity testing, and IT understanding.



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