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    Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM
    Motor1
    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.
    "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.
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    Cadillac's Blackwing V8 will live on with new Stratos-maker

    Sean Szymkowski
    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.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    Unbeleivable that Cadillac could not use this Engine even in an Escalade.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    **** you GM!

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    It's a shame they couldn't have gotten a few years out of it, it's a very cool engine. I can see that it doesn't make sense given where they are going with the company. As sweet as it is they are about to drop a bunch of electric vehicles, and I have a strong suspicion they will perform even higher.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchev28 View Post
    It's a shame they couldn't have gotten a few years out of it, it's a very cool engine. I can see that it doesn't make sense given where they are going with the company. As sweet as it is they are about to drop a bunch of electric vehicles, and I have a strong suspicion they will perform even higher.
    The iCE will be around for a while longer, they should really spread the wealth with this motor, Cadillac, Buick and GMC could all use it in their higher end offerings and command a premium for it.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

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    **** you GM!
    I totally agree. What a bunch of...heads.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    The iCE will be around for a while longer, they should really spread the wealth with this motor, Cadillac, Buick and GMC could all use it in their higher end offerings and command a premium for it.
    A perfect excuse to throw out(produce) something like the Avista and a drop top, but with this engine in it.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    I want to see the Blackwing engine in a GM vehicle. I'd rather it not be used vs. it being in a non-GM vehicle, especially something that is little more than a kit car.

    I'd love to see it in an Escalade.

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    Aston with a Caddy V-8, that would be sth! Call them and make a deal GM.
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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    **** you GM!
    This is so typical of GM now

    Build something awesome then can it

    Or show us something awesome and not build it

    Or simply shut everything down and build nothing


    Zero , Zero , Zero
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: Cadillac Blackwing V8 To Be Used By Another Company Outside GM

    GM responds: MAT’s Blackwing V-8 deal is up in the air for now

    "The story regarding the 4.2L V-8 Blackwing engine is not accurate. We do not have an agreement in place with Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) to provide or sell the Blackwing engine. Furthermore, although MAT may be working with the Punch Group, we have not licensed this engine as part of the Turin Propulsion Engineering Center sale to Punch Group.

    Our team is following up with MAT president Paolo Garella to discuss the misunderstanding. We are open to other options for the Blackwing engine in the future, but have nothing to announce at this time.”
    Translation: We're still in negotiations with MAT, and this should not have been publicly discussed.

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