I hope, and pray that GM does not display such amazing ineptness as going with the Black Wing title for the performance sub brand. Cadillac could easily use VR , which would at least not sully many years of V excellence. Also without AWD regardless of engine output it will simply not compete with the Germans.
The forbidden site has the announced prices for the 2.0T: $38k for base, $41 for Premium Lux, $42 for sport.
Blackwing will be its own GM brand for compact FWD electric cars
The V-series badge will be applied to Cadillacs that have black raven paint
Because it's GM so why the heck not
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"More powerful, quicker and outright faster than a comparable BMW, Cadillac’s newest model is the best reason to skip the letter M and head all the way down the alphabet to V."
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"There is no way they will throw that Blackwing engine in anything other than the CT6 and the only reason it's going in the Escalade is because there will no longer be a CT6."
The above statement was made by the significant other. This news would mean he's right and I'm wrong and I won't hear the end of it.
Please let this news be incorrect!
I'm sort of torn on this. On the one hand, I love me some small block, and from a performance perspective the LT4 is superior. On the other hand, it seems silly to name it Blackwing if it doesn't get the Blackwing.
It also seems odd that they'd be using GenV stuff still for these cars, but maybe the blackwing plain won't fit. I recall weight is supposed to be on par with LT4 and hot V turbos certainly help with packaging, but I've got to believe that the DOHC V8 is still physically larger. Maybe the smaller bore spacing is enough to counteract massive DOHC heads.
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Last edited by roadkillz; 07-17-2019 at 10:03 PM.
Then you have another problem here, this is where one must look at an example of good branding (though still BS) which is Fords ecoboost branding. Every ecoboost engine includes turbocharging and direct injection while the engines that will now be associated with "blackwing" will include supercharged and turbocharged engines. I wouldn't be shocked if there isn't a CT3 V blackwing with a normally aspirated motor in it, so you now get V series models with a truck engine and a pedestrian engine (2.7T truck engine and a de-tuned 3.0 TT V-6 engine) you now get this black wing mess too.
Which brings me to my big issue with GM right now, Mark Ruess and Tadge are both morons who should be replaced.... but that isn't going to happen.
There is absolutely why ze blackwing should not get the new DCT in the Corvette. Seriously
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