The $93,000 sold out fast for good reason.
For months, 2019 Cadillac CT6-V buyers had to wait. Then they had to wait some more. With its 4.2-liter twin-turbo Blackwing V8 producing 550 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque, the grand luxury sedan, Cadillac's current flagship, was initially limited to just 275 examples when it was first revealed back in March 2018. It sold out within days. Cadillac not only increased production numbers to meet demand, but also its price tag by $4,000. Now priced at $92,790, the CT6-V sold out again. Then nothing happened. Customer deliveries? Nope. The reason? Delays.
As we reported earlier this month, the 2019 CT6-V was delayed due to "emissions-related setbacks." Cadillac wanted to keep this issue quiet but it still assured customers not to worry and their luxury muscle sedans were coming soon. That day has arrived.
According to Cadillac Society, Cadillac CT6-V deliveries are now underway. Every single one of the planned vehicles has already been built and it seems that emissions issue(s) has since been resolved. Evidence of the deliveries has been confirmed because a buyer located in Massachusetts confirmed to Cadillac Society that they have taken delivery.
With its 10-speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels, the CT6-V may also be the end of an era of sorts. Big and powerful sedans like this are not exactly mainstream, though demand, among those who can afford one, remains high. The problem for Cadillac is that it needs to increasingly focus on segments that have greater appeal, specifically crossovers and, eventually, electric luxury vehicles.
While the CT6-V's production may have been short, one of its critical elements isn't going anywhere: the Blackwing V8. Some rumors suggest 'Blackwing' will be the name of the brand's high-performance variants, previously called V Series. The V Series is set to become the mid-range performance spec. It's an interesting decision on Cadillac's part and we're particularly keen on the idea of the Blackwing V8 being further utilized in the new CT5 and, fingers crossed, the CT4. We also wouldn't rule out the next-generation Escalade as well.
In any case, the long ordeal Cadillac CT6-V customers had to deal with until they received their cars has now come to an end. Finally.