Wednesday, October 20, 2021
News Cadillac’s Blackwing V8 Engine To Live On For Manifattura Automobili Torino

Cadillac’s Blackwing V8 Engine To Live On For Manifattura Automobili Torino

Cadillac’s twin-turbo Blackwing V8 engine gets a second lease on life with Manifattura Automobili Torino.

  • The twin-turbo Blackwing V8 engine was initially designed for the Cadillac CT6-V.
  • Manifattura Automobili Torino, or MAT, is the maker of the cool New Stratos.
  • GM had no other plans for the Blackwing V8.

Almost two years ago, Cadillac’s twin-turbocharged 4.2-litre Blackwing V8 broke cover. The potential of this engine’s 550-horsepower, 4-cam and all-aluminum design got everyone excited. Today we know that, other than the few CT6-V built as the model is now discontinued, the Blackwing has no future. Or at least, it did not. Manifattura Automobili Torino, builder of the New Stratos and the electric hypercar Aspark Owl.

Rumours around this new twin-turbo Blackwing V8 engine’s potential saw it not only serve Cadillac’s then recently introduced flagship luxury sedan, but SUVs, other performance Caddies and, yes, even the then still hotly anticipated C8 Chevrolet Corvette. Thankfully for the hand-built engine, it will get a second chance.

In an interview with Manifattura Automobili Torino, MAT president Paolo Garella explained that they are developing a new, unique and limited-production model which will be powered by the  twin-turbo Blackwing V8

Garella said: “We have an agreement with General Motors. It’s a very-very interesting engine, a 4.2-liter twin-turbo reverse-flow V-8. I believe that for Cadillac, it’s discontinued. They aren’t using it anymore.”

We love what MAT’s done with the New Stratos and look forward to what MAT has in the works.

MAT Aspark Owl and Stratos | MAT

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