The Blackwing V8 biturbo engine is a solid argument for an engineering marvel that has almost happened. Cadillac has spent years (and money) developing a modern V8, but it has only made its way in one car – the CT6-V, which will cease production this month to be replaced by Escalade as the brand’s flagship model. The V8 has been reported to power the next CT5-V, but Cadillac changed its mind along the way.
There is a slight spark of hope for the Blackwing, however, as Cadillac President Steve Carlisle confirmed in an interview that the Blackwing will not die completely and that other cars will have “a little Blackwing “.
Now, a report from Hagerty states that the estimated V8 engine will be used Manifattura Automobili Torino (MAT) – the company that has the right to produce the Stratos reborn and the Japanese hypercar EV Aspark Owl. Is it the other car that Carlisle mentioned? It seems to be the case.
Revealed by the president of MAT, Paolo Garella himself, Hagerty, a future MAT model with limited production will be powered by the Blackwing. The new car will be based on the company’s own design, but Garella is final on the use of GM’s V8 engine.
“We have an agreement with General Motors. It is a very very interesting engine, a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 twin turbo. I think that for Cadillac, it is abandoned. They no longer use it”, Garella Told Hagerty.
The use of the Blackwing is solidified by the report that GM has already sold its propulsion engineering center in Turin to the Punch group. Therefore, MAT and Punch Torino will cooperate to use American engines for the cars of the old – and yes, the Blackwing included.