The CT6-V develops 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, and in the CT6 Platinum, Cadillac detuned the engine to 500 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Given the status of the CT5 as opposed to the full-size luxury sedan, that’s the most obvious reason Cadillac isn’t willing to match the 640-horsepower and 630-lb.ft. CTS-V with the CT5-V mid-size luxury sedan.
But wait, there’s more! May 30th is also when Cadillac will unveil the CT4. The crown jewel of General Motors will kick off the range with the CT4-V, and that’s an interesting decision given that performance models come after the regular trim levels. So far, it’s not known what sort of engine will Cadillac shoehorn under the hood of the CT4-V.
Taking the ATS-V as reference, the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 should be an interesting choice. In the CT5, the six-cylinder option develops 335 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. There’s no denying that improvements can be made, more so if you remember how potent the 2.0-liter turbo from Mercedes-AMG is (400-plus horsepower). Speaking of which, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the C 63 S also happens to be the bee’s knees.
All in all, it’s reassuring that sedans aren’t going anywhere in the day and age of the crossover, SUV, and pickup truck. On the other hand, here’s hope Cadillac will differentiate the CT5-V and CT4-V as much as possible from the German competition.