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Old 01-17-19, 04:09 PM
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Autoweek reports that the entire first run of the CT6-V (275 units) sold out within a few hours of being offered. This is the 550hp turbocharged dual overhead cam engine. They also reported that GM is trying to keep the CT6 in production by moving it to another plant site when the current one closes.
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4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine 550 HP and 627 ft-lbs of torque and 10-Speed Auto
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Ha.....so much for GM's claim that it can't sell sedans LOL.
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Ha.....so much for GM's claim that it can't sell sedans LOL.
Yep, a whopping 275 units!! the sedan is back!!!!

NOT!!!!!


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Originally Posted by oldcajun View Post
Autoweek reports that the entire first run of the CT6-V (275 units) sold out within a few hours of being offered. This is the 550hp turbocharged dual overhead cam engine. They also reported that GM is trying to keep the CT6 in production by moving it to another plant site when the current one closes.
Nice to hear the news about the CT6
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Originally Posted by mmarshall View Post
Ha.....so much for GM's claim that it can't sell sedans LOL.
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Yep, a whopping 275 units!! the sedan is back!!!!

NOT!!!!!
GM is having an extremely hard time selling their middle of the road and low priced Lacrosse, XTS, and Impala sedan, GM could move the production of those cars as well. The difference with the CT6 is, the markup is incredibly high for those cars. I am sure that engine will live on in their Escalade and future trucks.
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post
GM is having an extremely hard time selling their middle of the road and low priced Lacrosse, XTS, and Impala sedan, GM could move the production of those cars as well. The difference with the CT6 is, the markup is incredibly high for those cars. I am sure that engine will live on in their Escalade and future trucks.
That's a great point. Corvette could also be a candidate.
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CT6 is a nice car, I was looking at the "plug-in hybrid" prior to getting my G80, just can't justify the price, Plus the fact that you can't find a Plug-In CT6 within 1000 miles of Los Angeles.
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post
I am sure that engine will live on in their Escalade and future trucks.
This engine would be amazing in a modern equivalent of the first-gen SRX. Low-slung RWD-based midsize CUV with a great chassis and ridiculous power.
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Rumor is that this is the engine for the C8 Corvette and for that application an even higher tune for more horsepower. There is also a detuned version (around 500 hp?) for the CT6 Platinum edition. I hope the CT6 survives the current cuts. It is a great chassis that is both light and stiff. With the twin cam V-8, it should be a great performer. Now, fix the interior to compete with the best of the luxe cars.
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Originally Posted by bagwell View Post
Yep, a whopping 275 units!! the sedan is back!!!!
They also reported that GM is trying to keep the CT6 in production by moving it to another plant site when the current one closes.

It's interesting, though, that they apparently just might keep the CT6 in production. That's at least a start. I'd consider an AWD version of it, though it's generally more than I'd want to spend. And I don't think that present versions, despite the Cadillac nameplate, ride quite as comfortably as an 18" wheel Lacrosse.

Also interesting that the CT6-V version sold out that quickly, even if only 275 units. The CTS-V and ATS-V traditionally have had more appeal among enthusiasts.

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GM is having an extremely hard time selling their middle of the road and low priced Lacrosse, XTS, and Impala sedan, GM could move the production of those cars as well.
The real problem is probably not sales, but money. GM simply makes more money per unit with trucks and SUVs...particularly the large ones. They don't want to sell sedans...even if people are ready to by them.

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This engine would be amazing in a modern equivalent of the first-gen SRX. Low-slung RWD-based midsize CUV with a great chassis and ridiculous power.
For sure.

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That's a great point. Corvette could also be a candidate.
Forgot about the Corvette. The new black wing engine will be hand crafted in Bowling Green.
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Originally Posted by oldcajun View Post
Autoweek reports that the entire first run of the CT6-V (275 units) sold out within a few hours of being offered. This is the 550hp turbocharged dual overhead cam engine. They also reported that GM is trying to keep the CT6 in production by moving it to another plant site when the current one closes.
Wow. They can sell less than 300 units of a 550 HP car.
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Wow. They can sell less than 300 units of a 550 HP car.
This is a special edition type of car. Hand crafted engine.
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post
Forgot about the Corvette. The new black wing engine will be hand crafted in Bowling Green.
the Corvette is manufactured at the GM Bowling Green Assembly. And also where the National Corvette Museum is located. The 'Blackwing' of 4.2Ls supposedly shares the same architecture as the rumored 5.5L unit readied for the upcoming C8.
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