If you had $90,000 burning a hole in your pocket, you can’t spend it on a Cadillac CT6-V.
A few days ago, Cadillac announced an $88,790 starting price for the upcoming CT6-V. The performance version of Cadillac’s flagship sedan packs a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged “Blackwing” V8, with a healthy 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. If you were really jonesing for one, you’re already too late. Hours after Cadillac opened pre-ordering, all 275 sold out.
That’s not unheard of for performance cars, but that does speak to the hype surrounding the CT6-V. We don’t know exact performance figures from Cadillac yet (0-60, top speed and the like), but we’re pretty sure it will be a quick sedan. With it, Cadillac aims to take on the German super sedan elite, like the Mercedes-AMG S63 and the Audi S8.
Apart from the powerful engine, the Cadillac CT6-V also has more in its performance kit to set it apart from the rest of the range. It has a 10-speed automatic transmission and a mechanical limited-slip rear differential. Cadillac fiddled with the suspension, setting up V-Sport suspension tuning for its Magnetic Ride Control. There are active valves in the exhaust, and it has 19-inch Brembo brakes. Did I mention it’s all-wheel drive?
Those 275 folks who did buy the CT6-V don’t just get the car for their money. Cadillac also offered the original owner of each a two-day trip to the V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain in Nevada. That offer is valid for one year after someone buys a new, “unused” model.
Surely, these cars will pop up in the second-hand market before too long. Check out one of our latest live shows below, where we discuss whether the CT6-V will be a future classic. Also in that show is more discussion on the Toyota Supra and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.