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The Mighty Cadillac CT6-V Sold Out, But You Can Get Its Twin-Turbo V-8

The CT6 Platinum will offer a version of the Blackwing engine.

Despite rumors that Cadillac had killed off the CT6, the large luxury sedan lives on. At least for now. As proof, Cadillac recently released the limited-edition, 550-hp CT6-V. But what if you missed out on that sold-out model and its twin-turbo V-8 engine? According to one report, Cadillac will soon offer a consolation prize: a detuned version of the Blackwing V-8 available in the Platinum trim.

We first heard about a 500-hp variant of Cadillac’s hand-built 4.2-liter V-8 when the engine was first announced—way back before it even had a name. But until now, we didn’t know which model of CT6 would get it. CarsDirect reports that, based on order guides it has seen, Cadillac will soon offer the Blackwing V-8 as an option in the top-trim Platinum model. There, the Blackwing would be tuned to 500 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. For comparison, the same engine in the CT6-V makes 550 horses and 627 lb-ft. Both versions should share a 10-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive system.

If that sounds like an appealing package, be prepared to pay quite a lot for it. The same order guides that CarsDirect saw list the V-8–powered CT6 Platinum’s price at $96,790 including destination. That’s $8,000 more than Cadillac charged for the CT6-V and $9,000 more than it charges for the Platinum trim with a 404-hp twin-turbo V-6. It’s also scarily close to the cost of a Platinum-trim Escalade, but we know which pricey Cadillac we’d rather have.