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The Cadillac CT6-V Is Much Faster Than We Expected

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It's faster than a lot of sports cars.

Cadillac's big reveal of the CT4-V and CT5-V was a bit of a letdown because neither car was as powerful as we initially anticipated. V Series Cadillac models are meant to be the most insane of the bunch but Cadillac has said its customers were simply too intimidated by the immense power. There are still more powerful versions of the CT4 and CT5, the latter of which should be powered by Cadillac's new 4.2-liter twin-turbo Blackwing V8.

We haven't had a chance to experience the Blackwing engine in action because it is set to make a debut in the upcoming CT6-V where it will produce 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. Power will be routed to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic but performance figures have been a secret, until now.

We've known for a while that the CT6-V would be an expensive car with a highly limited production run of around 275 cars. The car will start at $92,790, which is about $5,000 more than the 640 hp CTS-V. But the CT6-V will be more luxurious than the CTS-V and it won't be a slouch in terms of acceleration. Cadillac has just posted the CT6-V's 0-60 mph time on its website and the car is estimated to do the deed in just 3.8 seconds.

This acceleration time puts the CT6-V ahead of notable sports cars like the Ford Mustang GT, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and Toyota Supra. It can even match the likes of the Porsche 911 Carerra, Aston Martin Vantage, and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

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If the CT5-V does receive the Blackwing engine with similar output, it should be even quicker due to its smaller size and lighter curb weight. Cadillac is also planning to introduce a Platinum trim level with a 500-hp version of the Blackwing V8, so if you don't get your hands on a CT6-V, the CT6 Platinum should be plenty quick.