The Cadillac CT6-V Is Still Happening And Will Go Out in V8 Glory

Photos: Cadillac
Photos: Cadillac

Every time I see a Cadillac CT6, I want it to be good. A high-tech superspeed sedan, with some wild engine under its sharp hood. Well, though production is ending in the United States next year, it won’t be without a CT6-V, 550 horsepower “Blackwing” V8 and all.


The news comes direct from Cadillac, with a representative writing Jalopnik when asked for comment confirming production was coming to a close:

The CT6 goes out of production mid-2019 at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, which produces vehicles for North America. Important note – our plans to introduce the V-Series and Blackwing V-8 aren’t impacted by today’s news.


That Blackwing is a beast. From 4.2 liters, 550 HP and 627 lb-ft of torque for the CT6-V thanks to twin turbos. Non-V Blackwings will still make 500 HP and 553 lb-ft in other CT6s.

So the CT6 will continue the strong GM traditions of going out as it should have gone into the world. This is referred to as Fiero Syndrome.

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We at Jalopnik wish the CT6 well in Valhalla, where it will live out its days with the second-generation Corvair, the Chevrolet SS, and probably a couple other Pontiacs I’m forgetting about.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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There go my plans to get one on the used market. These things are gonna stay expensive FOREVER.