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Explaining Cadillac CT6-V Production Figures: Exclusive

Explaining Cadillac CT6-V Production Figures: Exclusive

The Cadillac CT6-V has been somewhat of an elusive beast. The vehicle was initially announced as the CT6 V-Sport and was subsequently rebranded to CT6-V months after. Then, an emissions-related issue delayed the vehicle from being sent to dealerships, as exclusively reported by Cadillac Society. Luckily, deliveries commenced in the last quarter of 2019, while 2020 model year orders are being delivered as we write this.

And though we’ve always known that the CT6-V is a limited-production affair, what we didn’t know is exactly how many units Cadillac will make… until now.

Cadillac CT6 With 4.2L TT V8 Blackwing Engine Production Summary
Model Year 2019 2020
USA 825 575
Canada 50 25
Total 875 600

Cadillac Society has learned that roughly 1,500 units of Cadillac CT6 models with the twin-turbo 4.2L V8 DOHC engine, otherwise know as Blackwing, will be produced by the time the Cadillac CT6 lineup (including the CT6-V) is discontinued by the end of January. Those 1,500 units span both the 2019 and 2020 model years and include the CT6 Platinum (800T), which features the low-output version of the Blackwing engine, as well as the CT6-V, with the high-output version of the engine.

Cadillac CT6 Blackwing Engine Specs
Model Year Brand Model Transmission Power hp / kW @ RPM Torque lb-ft / Nm @ RPM
2019-2020 Cadillac CT6 Platinum 10L90 500 / 373 @ 5000-5200 574 / 778 @ 2600 – 4600
2019-2020 Cadillac CT6-V 10L90 550 / 410 @ 5700 640 / 867 @ 3200 – 4000

The CT6-V is a product exclusively for the United States and Canada, and will not be marketed in China, South Korea, the Middle East, Europe or Russia. As such, we’ve included only the U.S. and Canada in our report.

2019 Model Year

For the 2019 model year, production started with 275 pre-order units of the CT6-V. Those units sold out in two hours. Then, Cadillac issued a second installment of approximately 600 CT6 models with the 4.2L V8 Blackwing engine.

“The majority of these were CT6-Vs,” Cadillac spokesperson, Stefan Cross, told Cadillac Society.

So, that’s about 875 CT6 units equipped with the Blackwing engine for the 2019 model year. Of those 875, Canada received 50 units, according to Cadillac Canada representatives, leaving the remaining 825 for the U.S. market.

2020 Model Year

Mr. Cross tells us that approximately 600 CT6 models with the twin-turbo 4.2L V8 Blackwing engine will be produced for the U.S. and Canada for the 2020 model year. Like with the 2019 model year, the majority of these will be CT6-V models.

Cadillac Canada spokespeople told us that the 2020 model year will see “roughly half” of CT6-V allocation seen in 2019. As such, roughly 25 of the 600 models will be slated for Canada, with the remaining 575 coming to the United States.

Future Collectible?

Despite the limited production figures, interest in the CT6-V is quite high, and we believe that Cadillac can make and sell a lot more units of the large performance sedan. However, after some deliberation, the luxury automaker has ultimately decided to move forward with plans to cease production of the CT6 line in North America by the end of January 2020.

As such, the limited production amount of the CT6-V could very well make it a future collectible that appreciates over time, much like the Sport Wagon variant of the second-generation Cadillac CTS.

About Cadillac CT6-V

The Cadillac CT6-V is the most powerful model in the CT6 sedan range. It features Cadillac’s all-new, hand-built 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 DOHC engine (production code LTA) also known as Blackwing. Rated at 550 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, the boosted eight-banger is paired to a new 10-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels. A mechanical limited-slip differential increases traction at the limit and provides more predictable performance during spirited and track driving.

A specially-calibrated V-Series Magnetic Ride Control suspension system delivers improved roll control and cornering capability. A re-mapped steering system results in sportier, more dynamic steering response and feedback. Developed specifically for the CT6-V, a new 19-inch Brembo brake system with Brembo monoblock, fixed-opposed, four-piston calipers hooks up to performance linings and air deflectors that direct air to cool the brakes. The whole setup rides on one of three 20-inch V-Series wheel options. The massive rollers are wrapped in summer-only performed tires developed exclusively for Cadillac V-Series. The new rubber delivers crisp response and track-capable performance while retaining isolation and comfort.

A performance exhaust system with active valves offers reduced back pressure and improved sound character for a performance-oriented exhaust note. Track-tuned Active Rear Steer, a revised AWD torque split and unique track-focused stability controls round out the mechanical package.

On the outside, the Cadillac CT6-V features a bold, dark front end with a large V-inspired mesh grille and horizontal LED headlamps with strong vertical signatures, making it distinctly Cadillac. Lower aero components and gloss black side window surround trim (DLO) highlight the performance sport sedan’s chiseled exterior with a dark and distinguished look. A set of lower aero components and spoiler further express the sedan’s performance capabilities.

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Alex is the founder of Cadillac Society. He has a deep passion for automotive business strategy and enjoys driving his ATS sedan on twisty mountain roads.


  1. Does anyone have a clue as to when the 2020 CT 5 V Blackwing (or whatever they call it) be available?

    • Will be unveiled later this year… probably won’t go on sale until next year.

      • Thanks for the reply. I guess my 2016 ATS-V coupe will have to last another year.

  2. Do GM and or Cadillac understand what this messed up introduction and canceling production of this CT6 is doing to their already soiled reputation? All the SUV’s and CUV’s will not instill confidence or entice customer to purchase their vehicles for fear of them cancelling their Cadillac of choice. I for one would like to know that I am getting the best vehicle for my money and that the company that builds them will stand behind it for the long haul. I am not feeling that from Cadillac.

  3. what’s the difference between the ct6-v and the ct6 platinum other than to 50 horsepower ant 66 foot pounds of torque? the platinum has more standard option then the v. what about the brakes system are they the same? the platinum doesn’t have the track mode, what about the rear differential? are they the same, what’s the difference between the two models?

  4. That is just typical of Cadillac – finally build a great car and instead of improving on it year by year they cancel production. Then they wonder why nobody takes them seriously. Pity – I really wanted to replace my S-Class Benz with a CT6-V but who know what future support for these vehicle will be. Hell at the rate Cadillac is going they could be building ride on mowers in a few years – clearly they are not committed to the car business! (It really saddens me to say all this, I have had over 15 Cadillacs but GM is killing the brand)

    • Felix, and Nick,….quit drinking the “wishful” Kool-aid. This will result in yet another bankruptcy, in about 10 years or less, depending on how many other utterly stupid decisions Barra and company make, , China will buy GM, Barra, Reuss, et. al. will end up with big fat “pensions”, and, actually, stockholders, like myself will do well.China/GM will completely reorganize GM/USA making cheap, small cars, undercutting Toyota, and others in price, and cheap SUV’s, because that’s what American sheep want……..

  5. Got my “reserved” V a month ago…it is a total BEAST…my best Caddy ever..now #8….but…”I will work for GAS”….God, it sucks it down…but otherwise….my dream car…

    • Oh my goodness if I’m getting 10 miles a gallon I’m do good in the Platinum,that I finally got my hands on December 14th after waiting sense February What a great car, much better then the 16 I had.

      • you are gonna LOVE IT!

        • At least until the warranty runs out…………

    • Now all you need to figure out is where the hell you’re gonna get parts for this car in 10 years. Also , you better buy the best extended warranty (bumper to bumper, since a headlight pod replacement runs around $4,000) you can find. Oh!, and congrats on your new CT6 V….I hope you have many years of “carefree” driving!

  6. Our ’20 CT6-V was built in mid-Nov and is finally at 4300. In the middle of shipping somewhere. 🙂 Got our winter wheels/tires delivered from Tire Rack today. Really looking forward to getting it!

  7. The CT6 is dead! Cadillac has cancelled it’s most advanced, technologically superior, vehicle in it’s entire 115 year history because it simply does not want to make AUTOMOBILES any longer.

    It’s too bad GM didn’t put the same enthusiasm, support, and commitment, into Cadillac that they did in the new C8 Corvette. Think what they could have.

    They are even too stupid to build a “Halo” vehicle on the C8 chassis, give it the Blackwing, an exterior/interior second to none, with the technology to match, do a hybrid, price it at around $150,000, they would sell ever one they make….

    How do I know…..The 2020 C8 is completely sold out. In fact, Chevy is cutting it’s dealer allotments by 10% because they don’t think they can build enough C8’s from Feb. to Aug. to fill all the pre orders. The 2021 begins production Sep.1st…………

    Think of what a Cadillac “Cien” could do………….

    • I haved been a GM guy all of my life. Just as Cadillac walked away from the Allante, they will do the same thing with CFT6 & V series vehicle. My would GM put all the money and time into the Blackwing V-8 and cancel these superb vehicles. I feel that there are no “Car Guy”s or car people in general at the helm at GM and especially at Cadillac. Other mfgs. are bringing out very nice vehicle (many foreign). What has and continues to happen to GM??? It is very sad that GM seems to be behind other vehicle manufacturers with what they bring out and how they market their vehicles.

  8. I ordered my 2019 CT6V in Jan of 2019. from the first run of 275 autos offered . During the summer of 2019 , Cadillac sent me a sketch of a CT6V, car was in red . The number on the bottom was 33 of 500. My CT6V is black and I received it on Nov 25 2019 at Patrick Cadillac in Schaumburg Il .
    The dealer put a special coating on it, and with the lighting from the outside Dealership lot , the car looked like it was made of glass . I have owned Cadillac’s since 1990. My first was a Fleetwood in Burgundy color , three Devilles up to 2004 ( which I still have) and two 2002 Escalades ( which I still have) . The CT6V is the best car I have ever owned . It is fast , it looks great , the sound system is good. I had the $2000 option for the wheels and got color center cap. The quad exhausts sound great. On a smooth road , its like driving a cloud that’s very fast. On rough streets, it has a little too much impact .
    The car is great, the only thing I wish Cadillac would have offered would be a blood red interior , like in the old days. I had a black Bonneville with red interior in the 1980s
    Sedans are not selling very well. But the Germans and Japanese still have full size sedans . Why give them the entire market on the full size sedan

  9. Yes, many of us (even here in Canada) have been loyal to the GM family and especially Cadillac. I purchased a Black Raven Cadillac CT6-V with with 39 kms. from Wolfe Cadillac in Edmonton, Alberta. Because of the uncertainty, for $7,779 CAD more, I got GM’s Protection Plan Total Plus Warranty & GM’s Essential & Enhanced Maintenance Care for 7 years. We have done our duty and the responsibility is no longer ours. There will be consequences.


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