GM announced that they’re closing all non-essential manufacturing plants including the home of Cadillac’s new CT6 luxury sedan. The Caddilac CT6 was set to have a high-performance V version powered by a twin turbo V8. Sadly the plant that builds it will close in a few months meaning the CT6-V is going to be a very rare sight.
The Cadillac CT6 was meant to be the crown jew of Cadillac’s luxury sedan lineup, but now GM’s closing that pant that builds it. This sad news continues with GM announcing they’re also closing the plants that build the Cruze, Volt, and Impala. Although it’s sad to see Americans abandon sedans, the worse crime is the death of the CT6-V, a performance sedan powered by a twin-turbo V8.
The Cadillac CT6-V will be quite a car. It features GM’s brand new “Blackwing” 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 that produces a stout 500 horsepower and 533 lb-ft of torque in the base V8 CT6 and 550 horsepower and 627 lb-ft in the CT6-V.
All of this development cost went into a car that was suppose to sell for years but now its lifespan is condensed to just a few months and could be highly sought after on the collector’s market in the future because of the short run. Worst of all, the team who worked so hard to get the CT6 to market won’t even be able to enjoy it. Even sadder, the hard-working men and women who build this 550 horsepower tire shredder won’t have jobs come spring time.
All of that delicious torque shredding the tires of a gorgeous American luxury sedan is a sight we’re not ready to give up. Sadly, we’ll have to leave that to dodge who hasn’t given up on the sedan just yet.