The updated power numbers on the CT4-V are now 325hp/380lb-ft, still "GM Estimate", up a bit from initial announcement. I wonder if the 3.0T in the CT5-V will also go up a tad before release?
Current ride: 2015 Chevy Sonic 1.8L 5sp manual sedan
Previous ride: 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon AWD 2.2L 5sp manual
Next ride: Maybe a 2020 2.0T CT4, weekend car, keep the Sonic as DD
Folks, next year the real Performance track ready V's will return. The CT5 will get the 6.2 liter Supercharged LT1 engine, the same one in the CTS V and the CT4 will get the 3.6 lter twin turbo, the same as in the ATS V. Both cars should have the same powwr output as their predecessors. Does anyone know if the CT4 and 5 will have increased backseat space ? Do we know the dimensions ?
I'm not 100% sure of the engines...saw the spy video and didnt hear the slightest bit of blower noise. I'm thinking itll get a 500hp version of the C8s base motor for the 5V and a different tune of the 3.0T for the 4V
My reasoning for this is that GM probably doesn't want to continue building last gen CTSV/ATSV powerplants solely for these two low volume niche vehicles. Look for them to leverage what they're already using in bulk like the LT2 and the 3.0TT...that and 350hp to 650 is a huge jump in hp from little 5v to big V.
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I would not have separated the daytime LED DRL from the rest of the front lighting, but that's just me
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The answer should have been sure, price them a class lower, but keep them competitively powered with their most realistic rivals—not take a dump on almost two decades worth of brand building because some dingbat boomer thinks BLACKWING is a KOOL name.
I've said it before. Cadillac is dead, it's just that nobody has told GM yet. If they seriously believe an EV push is going to revolutionize people's image of Cadillac, they're ****ing crazy or have a malicious intent.
All momentum the brand had stalled out and took a nose dive, never to recover again. It doesn't matter how many beautiful concepts they put out in the future, or how much they crow about the future or their commitment to Cadillac, because they've lost all credibility. In the time and effort it will take to rebuild their credibility and momentum for Cadillac, they would better spend their money elsewhere, and by the time they reach where they were, the market will have moved on too far for Cadillac to catch up. The current plan was a moonshot that could have been pulled off by the skin of their teeth, but WAIT and WATCH the trainwreck.