Next Cadillac CTS-V to Get Force-Fed LT1 Engine
February 16, 2013
by Mike Connor
We hear that the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V may be powered by a new, force-fed V-8 based on the new Corvette’s LT1 engine. A final decision hasn’t been made, but we’re told GM is working on a twin-turbo design and a supercharged design, and one of them will be featured in the next CTS-V. The engine may also serve in the upcoming rear-drive flagship.
Speaking of the V-series and forced induction, we’re told the ATS-V is also on track, and we’ve confirmed it will be packing the new twin-turbo V-6 that’s been spotted in prototypes. But V-8 fans shouldn’t despair, because the ATS was designed with room for a V-8 as big as the 7.0-liter Corvette Z06’s; that plan isn’t dead.
It’s not all good news for future Cadillacs, though. We’re told the rear-drive, Omega-platform flagship sedan may have hit some rough water. Rumor has it GM’s old cost-cutting ways have reared their head in a fight over door handles. Our sources say the flagship was originally designed with S-Class-worthy handles that ran $5 apiece, but the cost-cutters decided to substitute parts that cost $1.80 each.
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