Spied! Is Cadillac Getting In Some Last-Minute Testing Of The 2019 Cadillac CT6-V?

The production version will be a rare sight on the roads

Spied! Is Cadillac Getting In Some Last-Minute Testing Of The 2019 Cadillac CT6-V?
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The $89,785 Cadillac CT6-V is set to go on sale this summer.

We’ve known the Cadillac CT6-V has been coming for awhile. When we covered it at the 2018 New York Auto Show, Cadillac called it the “V-Sport”, but it put out enough weapons-grade horsepower to compel the company to make it their flagship performance model. While it’s abundantly clear what it’s going to look like, a TFLcar reader just spotted an example testing in the Rocky Mountains on a snowy April morning.

From the outside, it looks like an ordinary Cadillac CT6. However, the exhaust pipes look a bit beefier than those you’d see on the standard model equipped with a V6. Knowing the CT6-V is due in just a few months, we’re inclined to believe this is the full-on performance variant.

Note: The car’s name was changed to “CT6-V” later in 2018.

Under the hood, the 2019 Cadillac CT6-V packs a whole new engine for Cadillac. It’s a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8, called “Blackwing”. It’s no slouch in the performance department either, making 550 horsepower and a whopping 627 lb-ft of torque. That’s good enough, Cadillac says, for a 3.4 second 0-60 time and a top speed of 200 mph. Clearly, the company’s gunning for the likes of the BMW M5 with this car.

Cadillac CT6-V sold out in a matter of hours
The upcoming Cadillac CT6-V will go on sale this summer. [Photo: Cadillac]

The first set of orders sold out almost immediately

Back in January, Cadillac opened up orders for just 275 examples of the CT6-V. It’s not cheap, starting at $89,785, but it still sold out in a matter of hours. Unfortunately, that means you can’t buy this car. It’s still interesting, though, to see Cadillac testing the CT6 up in the mountains as its V model is just about to go on sale.

The CT6-V will ultimately join the rest of its stablemates as Cadillac’s flagship sedan. Cadillac also plans to roll out the smaller CT5 sedan, as well as a CT4 model to replace the aged ATS and CTS. Check out the new CT5 below: