Why GM Finally Let Cadillac Build an All-New Twin-Turbo V8

Posted by on Aug 29, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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It used to be that each General Motors division had its own engines—Pontiac had Pontiac engines, Oldsmobile had Oldsmobile engines, and as good as Chevy engines were, no engineer in the rest of GM’s divisions would be caught dead using them. There was rivalry. There was pride. Then came the 1970s. The cost of engine development shot up, and GM’s “31 flavors of engine” evaporated. All of GM just used the same few engines, a lot of them from Chevrolet. Boring.

That’s the way it’s been for decades. But now, the GM bosses have given Cadillac the green light to go nuts and design a completely new 4.2L twin-turbocharged V8 just for itself. This powerplant will be out later this year in the 2019 CT6 and CT6 V-Sport.

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