Cadillac is hard at work on the next-generation CTS-V high-performance model as these spy photos reveal.
It seems the 2016 version of the car will likely feature a twin-turbocharged V8 engine instead of a supercharged unit as was speculated. How do we know this? Well, the provided shots seem to indicate the car has a pair of intercoolers tucked behind each corner of the front bumper.
Of course intercoolers are vital to turbocharged engines as they keep performance-robbing – and potentially engine-damaging – heat at bay.
For improved performance and reduced fuel consumption turbocharging is the way to go. Sure, superchargers can crank out BIG numbers but automakers are adopting exhaust gas-driven blowers in ever-greater numbers.
But how big will this turbocharged V8 be? Will it displace a whopping 6.2-liters or less than that? Of course the Cadillac Elmiraj concept coupe featured a 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged two-by-four, which seems like an appropriate size.
Design-wise the new CTS-V features an interesting grille with a sort of fan-like arrangement of the slats as well as some massive wheels and an aggressive stance. The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is expected to go into production sometime in the middle of next year.
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