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Cadillac Won't Be Using the Blackwing V-8 Anymore

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This is so GM....develop something cool and not use it.

 

https://www.thedrive.com/news/32154/cadillac-wont-be-using-the-blackwing-v-8-anymore-and-thats-a-shame

 

And if you're wondering why Cadillac won't stick the Blackwing in any of its upcoming sport sedans, a previous rumor alleged that the engine is simply too big to fit under the hood of the CT5. As a result, the upcoming high-po version of that car will reportedly use the 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 from the old CTS-V.On top of not physically fitting under future Cadillac hoods, it sounds like the Blackwing is going away partially because the brand wants to be seen as an electric car company going forward, with Carlisle telling Road & Track that it's entering the new decade as "an internal-combustion engine brand. Existing as a battery electric-vehicle brand. High-performance electric cars are very much a possibility."

 

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Not to bring positivity to this bash GM thread, but it's not a total loss. The 5.5L DOHC V8 that will be in the new Corvette Z06 and ZR1 is reportedly a bored out version of the Blackwing V8.

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On 2/14/2020 at 5:00 PM, AGR said:

Not to bring positivity to this bash GM thread, but it's not a total loss. The 5.5L DOHC V8 that will be in the new Corvette Z06 and ZR1 is reportedly a bored out version of the Blackwing V8.

 

Not according to GM themselves.

 

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A GM spokesperson also told Jalopnik the DOHC V8 is not related to the Cadillac Blackwing engine family, nor is it based on any other current GM engine.

 

 

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If true, that is a new level of GM stupidity.

But spokespersons aren't always in the know.

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