Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM
MAR 07, 2020
By: Jacob Oliva
The Blackwing twin-turbo V8 engine makes a strong case for an engineering marvel that almost happened. Cadillac spent years (and money) in developing a modern V8, but it only made its way into one car Ė the CT6-V, which will end its production this month to be replaced by the Escalade as the brand's flagship model. It was reported that the V8 would power the upcoming CT5-V, but Cadillac changed its mind along the way.
There's a faint spark of hope for the Blackwing, though, as Cadillac's president Steve Carlisle confirmed in an interview that the Blackwing won't completely die and other cars will have "a little bit of Blackwing," moving forward.Text from Roadshow"We have an agreement with General Motors. Itís a very-very interesting engine, a 4.2-liter twin-turbo reverse-flow V-8. I believe that for Cadillac, itís discontinued. They arenít using it anymore," Garella told Hagerty.
Cadillac's Blackwing V8 will live on with new Stratos-maker
March 6, 2020
Cadillac's twin-turbo 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 will absolutely become a collector's item. After the engine, originally meant as a Cadillac-exclusive, only made its way to a single car, the company abandoned it altogether. Cadillac CT6-V owners, I wouldn't let go of your cars, like, ever.
It appears the engine will still serve a purpose, however, albeit in a very strange place. According to a report from Hagerty on Friday, Cadillac's Blackwing engine will serve a new Manifattura Automobili Torino project in the near future. MAT, the company behind the reborn Stratos project, knows how to build some incredible machines -- color me interested, with a 550-horsepower V8 as part of the next project.
MAT president Paolo Garella told Hagerty the Italian company struck a deal with General Motors to use the engine for this mystery project but didn't offer any other details. The company didn't immediately return Roadshow's request for comment.MAT told the publication the sale still means things are full speed ahead, and in fact, MAT gets to work even closer with GM talent at the facility. What they have in store for the ousted Cadillac V8 remains to be seen.