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Cadillac V-8s: A rich heritage of technology and Performance
Cadillac has a rich history of noteworthy engines: the first mass-produced V-8 engine starting in 1915 models, the V-16 of the 1930s and 1940s, and the overhead valve V-8 introduced in 1949. Fast forward to today, and there’s the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that cranks out 640 horsepower and is found in the 2019 CTS-V; the Escalade uses a naturally aspirated version of the engine, where it makes 420 horsepower. While the CTS-V has been discontinued, there are rumblings that the 6.2-liter will be the engine in the upcoming CT5-V Blackwing. And then there is the intriguingly named Blackwing DOHC V-8 in the now-defunct CT6-V.
One of the cars in my stable is a Black 2013 CTS-V Coupe that uses the 6.2 L Supercharged engine. Lots of power and torque. This is the same engine family that powers my C7 Z06 Corvette and it was also built in the engine shop at Bowling Green facility that is home to all Corvettes. This is a great Cadillac and it is very, very quick. The two door Coupe CTS-V Coupe looks sharp and is an eye catcher (Rakish lines). I have thoroughly enjoyed this addition to my collection.
I don't know why Cadillac discontinued mating the Supercharged engine to Coupe model in 2015, but I think it was a mistake. Mine runs great and never disappoints when I drive it. I also own a Cadillac XLR two seater convertible (also built in the Bowling Green plant on the Corvette production line), but that is a story for a different day. :<)