Cadillac will not allow to install on Corvette its new twin-turbo V8

Cadillac will not allow to install on Corvette its new twin-turbo V8

March 30, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Cadillac introduces the first-ever 2019 CT6 V-Sport, boasting an estimated 550-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 and design language inspired by the Escala.

President Cadillac Johan de Naissen has not confirmed the rumors that the new twin-turbo “eight” Cadillac will also be installed on the Chevrolet Corvette of the new generation. He said this during an interview at the New York Motor Show, Autoblog writes.

“The question is, to be a really luxury car,” says Naissen. “Only a brand from the premium segment can recoup this development.” Also according to Naissen, the new unit is more intended for comfortable moving, and “Corvette” needs “a completely different character”.

The new 4.2-liter gasoline engine debuted on the charged version of the updated Cadillac CT6 sedan. It is equipped with two turbines with a double impeller, an electronically controlled bypass valve, dual intercoolers, a cylinder part shut-off system and a start-stop function. The output of the engine is 557 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque.

According to preliminary information, the same engine, but in the version deferred to 500 forces and 750 Nm of torque, will be installed on other models of the brand.

Earlier it was reported that the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette can get a revised version of the G8, which is put on the supercar of the current generation. In addition, he can get a new V8 with four camshafts. The power of such an aggregate will be about 800 horsepower.