Cadillac Blackwing V8 Engine Still Available In Cadillac Parts Catalog


The Cadillac Blackwing V8 engine is rather rare. The 4.2L twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder powerplant (production code LTA) is only offered in the Cadillac CT6 Platinum and CT6-V. Only 1,500 of the aforementioned sedans were made, making the CT6 with the Blackwing engine a challenging find on the road, or vice versa. However, despite their unusual status, there are some of these machines that are still available through Cadillac spare parts catalog.

It should be noted that the engine is not considered a crate motor, but rather a “service replacement part”. That is, it is intended as a replacement for the existing Blackwing engine in the CT6 which may experience premature failure. While it’s not impossible to drop one of these Cadillac Blackwing engines into a project car, it’s likely that it will not be equipped with the harness and other connectors needed to streamline the installation process. Cadillac has indicated that it won’t be building any more of this engine once supplies run out, so once that’s all over, that’s the end of the twin-turbo V8 journey.

Those interested in purchasing a Cadillac Blackwing engine should go through the parts department at their local Cadillac dealer, citing part number 12662913. The engine weighs 518.64 pounds, so will likely arrive strapped to a wooden pallet, and will require a vehicle that able to withstand the weight to be transported.

As a reminder, the Cadillac Blackwing engine is standard on the 2019 and 2020 model year CT6-V performance sedans, and is optional on the CT6 Platinum. It’s rated at 550 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque under the hood of the CT6-V, and 500 horsepower and 574 pound-feet of torque in the CT6 Platinum. The engine features a dual overhead camshaft configuration, lightweight aluminum cylinder block, forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and aluminum pistons, along with twin turbos in a hot-v configuration.

Pricing for the Cadillac Blackwing V8 engine is $19,500, with a core cost of $3,500.

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T/T: Drive


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