Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Cadillac wasted 16 million dollars on a single engine design, that they only built 800 examples of. Right about the time they moved their headquarters to New York. Frankly, I don't know how they aren't bankrupt

The Blackwing is unlike any other V-8 in GM’s current lineup, closer to the high-end powerplants of the German luxury brands than the General’s pushrod offerings. It’s the first twin-turbo V-8 in the company’s history, with an aluminum block and heads, dual throttle bodies, water-to-air charge coolers, and electronic wastegates. In the CT6 Premium Luxury, the engine made 500 horsepower and 574 lb-ft of torque; in the high-performance CT6-V, those figures jumped to 550 horsepower and an astounding 640 lb-ft.

The few examples of the twin-turbo V-8 were hand-built in Kentucky, at the Bowling Green plant where the Corvette is assembled. Each engine was constructed from start to finish by a single employee, one of just six appointed to this role. One source estimates that the Blackwing cost General Motors $16 million to develop—around $20,000 per example.


  1. sooner GM go bankrupt again the better. get rid of Mary Barra and co then just let the company go into Chapter 7.

  2. Nope. No Chapter 7. BALE OUT BABY! Just another debacle.