Cadillac's Most Powerful Engine Ever - CT5-V Blackwing V8
Comparing Cadillac's 6.2L CT5-V Blackwing V8 & The CT6-V 4.2L Blackwing
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Cadillac has introduced their most powerful production car ever, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, and with it, their most powerful engine, a 6.2L supercharged V8 producing 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. This is not to be confused with Cadillac's 4.2L Blackwing V8, a twin turbocharged DOHC engine developed for the CT6-V, which is no longer in production. This video will compare the two Blackwing V8 engines. We'll cover airflow, intakes and exhausts, hot-v engines, air-to-water intercoolers, twin-scroll turbos, and discuss how twin, twin-scroll turbos can be implemented in a V8 engine.

CT5-V Blackwing Press Release:

Twin Twin-Scroll Turbo V8 Engine Animation:

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  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob

    Roots blower are a 2 screws blower. Not centrifuge

  • Abbas Muhammed
    Abbas Muhammed

    what is the relationship between engine load and temperature or vice versa? within RPM is constant please reply ASAP

  • Jesse Foulk
    Jesse Foulk

    Thats only a few single digits higher in HP's than the 5.8L engine out of the 2013-2014 Mustang GT500.

  • Josef Gordon
    Josef Gordon

    This and the CT4 Blackwing are the only GM products I would buy. Pretty sure everything else for all their brands are SUVs or trucks and it makes my heart hurt. (Malibu will die in 2023 and Spark becomes a crossover that same year.🤮)

  • James England
    James England

    A 662hp, 6 speed Cadillac! I'd say that's the ICE going out in style!

  • Welco

    Went to GM site to configure and saw lots of BLM and CRT racism. Killer Mike too. Way to alienate half the country


    3:48 08/08/2021

  • g4do

    Put this engine in the Escalade damn it... instead of the tired 420 hp 460 ft-lbs 6.2 liter Stop the cap !

  • g4do

    Put this engine in the Escalade damn it... instead of the tired 420 hp 460 ft-lbs 6.2 liter Stop the cap !

  • Pootis Spangle
    Pootis Spangle

    Cadillacs are still overpriced rubbish bulgatories.

  • the patriot
    the patriot

    I don't understand nothing from what he say about the engine !!! it's too much complicated !!!

  • Tom Womack
    Tom Womack

    Too bad the 4.2 Blackwing died. I'm moving to a 2022 M5 CS with a 4.4 liter not unlike Cadillac's failed engine/car.

  • Bruce Elias
    Bruce Elias

    The Cadillac CT6-V weight is not 5500 pounds that's the gross weight. The curb weight is 4470 pounds.

  • Alex Folsom
    Alex Folsom

    Think this guy needs a new job, GM... hire this guy.

  • Ashok

    6.2l v8 + manual transmission = Heaven 😍🤩🤩🤩

  • SKYE NET 2046
    SKYE NET 2046

    Anyone who buys a car with a 600+ horsepower engine isn’t really concerned about gas mileage anyway.

  • mjdart

    I have both in my garage ('17 Z06 / '19 CT6-V) and I love them both. The Z for it's very quick response as you stated and my V for doing "everything" really well. Thank you for your great explanations of some complicated engineering.

  • cruhg

    is this callaway's creation?

  • Unexampled art
    Unexampled art

    Battery’s R worse for environment period, and do you really want recharging stationary everywhere ( remember every 80’s movie about families living under power lines : slow children and deformation) Stop the electric Crap ....make municipalities and cabs and cops use em

  • Sarge Hawks
    Sarge Hawks

    Dang bro, that was a lot to take in in a short amount of time, appreciated nonetheless

  • Break, Fix & Drive It L.Y.S.i
    Break, Fix & Drive It L.Y.S.i

    I though it had an SLP blackwing filter

  • Parker Johnson
    Parker Johnson

    They just brought the Northstar back and supercharged it

  • Rho Statton
    Rho Statton

    rip Caddy GM BlackWing Hot V turbo V8!!

  • Joe Ca
    Joe Ca


  • James LaRoche
    James LaRoche

    A Caddy with a Stick yet some Supercars won't sell you one with a stick. Weird times we're in boys.

  • farmerallis

    I'm not looking forward to 2035

  • Victor Vazquez
    Victor Vazquez

    Knowing the indecisive human being they'll quickly turn around when they realize that Volcanos are erupting all over the world they'll go back to producing engines .

  • Revanth Krishna
    Revanth Krishna

    I think the engine is on the escalade without a supercharger. The black wing engine on the escalade will be awesome. It will be like ram trx.

  • Jack J
    Jack J

    Uh...say again?

  • Daisy Lynn
    Daisy Lynn

    Wonder if Porsche’s new biofuel will mean more V8 Blackwing models in the future that are more powerful?

  • Hien Truong
    Hien Truong

    GM made a V8 Exoboost that Ford never made...

  • Mike Wallace
    Mike Wallace

    The Cadillac used to be the Luxury Comfort Car that a newly retired man bought to treat himself to comfort.

  • Joshua Builds
    Joshua Builds

    Excessive use of the term trolling, terrible thumbnails, decent writing and delivery. Truly an auto journalist.

  • Blackxknight

    "GM here to save the world with V8s and manual transmissions!" -The most beautiful thing I've heard in a while!

  • W W
    W W

    Police checked my license and registration today. The cop came back and said "you must like v8s and hate the environment". I asked why and he said " well you have three registered in your name" I said one is my wife's car, she's damaging the environment to. He actually laughed 🤣🤣

  • broken sword
    broken sword

    Want 1

  • Daniel Sadjadian
    Daniel Sadjadian

    God bless the Americans with their epic V8s 🔥

  • Kadeem Smith
    Kadeem Smith

    Should've used the C7 ZR1 engine

  • hugechimp

    BADA$$...CADILLAC , Baby!!

  • reelreeler

    Cadillac Blackwing with manual shift........The last triple cheeseburger you eat before open heart surgery.

  • theartofspeedguy

    Two important things not mentioned here in regards to performance engines and neglected by most everyone is power to weight (just the engine not car) and where the weight is (center of gravity for the said engine) ie aluminum block but 130lb supercharger up on to and out front on the car? etc there is always a lot more to consider when talking overall performance capability? would be good if you gave engine weight as well as HP, thank you.

  • Abraham Lopez
    Abraham Lopez

    This guy smart

  • catman492000

    How can you have a 2022 car in February 2021?

  • Lloyd Bell
    Lloyd Bell

    HAHAHA. " I guess in 2035 they won't have any 'drivers' cars".... :-D

  • 454chevy454

    V8 rwd manual 4door its the last big bad wolf

  • The Honest Broker
    The Honest Broker

    I have zero interest in ICE technology. It's a Rube Goldberg approach to propulsion. Electric is so clearly superior...

  • tayl0rd

    Cadillac is right. A DRIVER'S car should have a manual transmission for driver engagement. All these sports cars and super cars nowadays with flappy paddle transmissions are cool for bragging rights on acceleration, but they're not true drivers' cars. They're just number generators. The era of the true driver's car is quickly ending. And it was killed off by drag racers and lazy people.


    Hey you've been teaching about IC Engines for quite some time now, And now the Combustion Engines are going to take their last breathes. But How About Building a Combustion Engine in one of your videos, It'll be exciting to learn from you what goes into building an actual engine.

  • Thomas Griffin
    Thomas Griffin

    What the hell is going on at GM? They spend millions engineering and certifying a completely new 4.2 DOHC V8, only for it to be used in a very limited run of the CT6.

    • MK6CHRIS

      not the first time

  • Scott Reed
    Scott Reed

    They should bring back the Eldorado and put that motor in it lol

  • rGiskard Reventlov
    rGiskard Reventlov

    The coolest part of a hot V V8 engine is the use of twin-scroll turbos with a cross bank manifold. Looks like Jason had it drawn on his blackboard but didn't get into it. No matter, since Cadillac didn't use such a manifold on the Blackwing V8. Because of all the different directions of metal expansion they are super expensive to develop and make reliable, so probably best GM doesn't go there, lol.

  • Pedro DeSimone Piccoli
    Pedro DeSimone Piccoli

    Jason, very cool comparison!. Question: If the CT6's V8 were a flat-plane crank V8, would it have gotten away with using only one twin-scroll turbo? It would be cool to compare the exhaust pulses and turbo solutions for both flat- and cross-plane crank V8s. Congrats on the awesome videos.

  • Eric Haley
    Eric Haley

    So Cadillac finally has the most powerful V8 with the GM ranks. Making more power than The ZL1 Camaro. Will the ZL1 get a bump in power?

  • abcdLeeXY

    BMW: I make big grilly luxury sofas GM: I make driver's car How times have changed

  • Vignesh R
    Vignesh R

    What happened when this engine swap in the body of Toyota Innova.

  • Matt Kopf
    Matt Kopf

    Trolling Achieved!

  • izuki moti
    izuki moti

    The probable gallon happily push because trumpet postsurgically dry until a drab dietician. workable, ratty shadow

  • Robert Walton-Sharp
    Robert Walton-Sharp

    If I was buying in a suit new for high miles; CT6 and 4.2L turbo, but buying in my jeans for fun CT5 Black and 6.2L just because.

  • Robert Walton-Sharp
    Robert Walton-Sharp

    That was interesting. Love the whiteboard explanation of twin scroll. Sad but true twin turbo twin scroll of a smaller engine is more efficient and you just turn up the boost electronically. (With a trade off in life of engine and driveability) vs supercharged being close to naturally aspirated.

  • Mysterious Ways
    Mysterious Ways

    Would be nice if they put the C7 ZR1 engine in it 😐😂

  • Buffaloaf

    GM lets go all electric! Everybody: we want V8s! GM: fine

  • James Runyon
    James Runyon

    Jason, i would love to watch you explain terminal ballistic with taofladermaus. are explosions to controversial for your revenue model?

  • Steve Lanier
    Steve Lanier

    I don't have a clue what all you said, but it sure sounded good....Do I still need to change my blinker fluid in the winter??

  • サト管巻きモドキ

    Another thing to have remained is mechanical wired throttle. If I could feel the pulses of engine at my toe, the would be great!


    More emphasis should be given how close the power levels are despite 2 less liters. That's a massive difference in size and the torque figures are almost the same.

  • Curtis Scafe
    Curtis Scafe

    Geez American cars still suck. 2 whole liters and and only 100 or so hp. Both engines looks really nice though

  • datsuntoyy

    Love how everybody talks about the big supercharged V8 and a manual yet won't talk about how many other luxury cars will smaller engines, less hp and automatic transmissions are quicker. Not to mention, in this day and age of efficiency, get better milage.

  • BlueRice

    Kudos for manual.

  • Dimetri Drossos
    Dimetri Drossos

    its soo strange. GM either does EXACTLY what the enthusiasts want regardless of what the competition is doing (the 6.2l blackwing ct-5 v8 with a manual transmission), or they completely screw it up for larger sales numbers like the blazer/trailblazer or they just straight up ignore their biggest competition when they dont have a model to compete with like the raptor and the TRX. i mean come on, theoretically it wouldnt take much to make a TRX competitor out of the silverado or IDEALLY the sierra (it looks way better and has a cooler brand image). just plop in the big ol' LT4 in it at least. but sense it will STILL be left in the dust, if they can, they can slap that MASSIVLY POWERFUL LT5 engine into it and it will have just 5 hp shy from the Raptor R, but have a 90 lb-ft of torque advantage! which in a big truck means more than hp, and it will also have 65 more lb-ft of torque than the TRX as well. so if GM really comes out swinging and puts the most powerful engine they have into it, they would have slightly less power than the Raptor, have a lot more power than the TRX (if they dont put the redeye hellcat engine in it!), have almost 100 more torque than the raptor and have some 65 more torque than the TRX. IF they use that engine, and then again all they gotta do it upgrade the shocks and give it a lift thats even higher than the TRX, and give it a new wider body. its VERY possible because a company already made it! its called the Jackal, and it looks so badass! chevy or GMC just need to create this vehicle in house and i really hope they come out swinging if they do this. they have been behind for so long, and they already screwed up the blazer, they need to bring out something to make up for it. maybe they will bring it out when they to the next refresh or something, i dont care. i just want it to be worth it and for it to actually happen

  • Skip R
    Skip R

    Not an actual Caddy engine 😝👎 boring.

  • Edgar Friendly
    Edgar Friendly

    We live in a world where you can get a Cadillac with manual transmission....but a Corvette that doesn't. Think about this.

  • Venture B.
    Venture B.

    Complex big engine makes expensive pretty car go fast.




      @Thomas Griffin THNX

    • Thomas Griffin
      Thomas Griffin


  • Eric Stearns
    Eric Stearns

    I'm still salty about Cadillac coming out with the Blackwing V8 only to dump it after one year, though this is still really cool for them to do (and of course its alot more powerful lol)

  • nopistn

    Completely agree. Drivers cars need to offer a manual.

  • Daru P
    Daru P

    and watch it fall apart at 100 k miles

  • John209

    I would really love to see you explain to us a 3.6 L Chrysler penastar engine and why it has more horsepower than the 3.6 L penastar hybrid with dual electric motors? If the electric motors put out over 100 hp they must’ve somehow reduced dramatically the horsepower in the ice engine

  • Jorge Perez
    Jorge Perez

    Screww all the electrics cars . Petrol is the way

  • junior third
    junior third

    When will people realize that electric cars are not cleaner than gasoline cars. Just look at the destruction a lithium mine does. Then you have toxic waste after the lithium battery is no good. It's not any better

  • vafan13

    I wonder why their hot-v V8 had such a low redline? Very similar setup to BMW's S63Tu in the '13-16 M5 and that had a 7.2K redline.

  • Vader

    Do a video on a solar vehicle.

  • TomCollierBlog Nation
    TomCollierBlog Nation

    I feel like this is a class I need to pass😂 you need to open your own school

  • TdrSld

    Then a Dodge engineer at Fiat Chrysler takes a white line off the table and screams "HELL CAT IN THE MINI VAN".

  • t c
    t c

    I still think there needs to be a powerful awd american car. Well besides a Model S.

  • sasja de vries.
    sasja de vries.

    Well, the best way to safe the world is to give people good public transport. 1) It pollutes way less than a car. (even the most boring car) 2) If all the noobs are riding on public transport, then the car guys have the roads at their disposal... 3) If you are far away from home and you just to get somewhere quickly, then you don't have to hire a car and think where to park it.

  • Tim Brown
    Tim Brown

    I think the only real way to go green and efficiently is hydrogen electric, we’ll see where it goes with Toyotas new Mirai, our electrical grid can’t even keep our damn power on here when it’s windy in Sacramento and everyone thinks that we can go to pure electric how we gonna charge all these cars with unicorn farts?

  • Shaylatheus Martin
    Shaylatheus Martin

    I’m gonna do a CT5-V blacking engine swap on my genesis coupe, sounds like a fun time

  • ltethan649

    In short, everything a car company says is PR BS. Just like everything else.

  • coolinken

    Great, easy to understand video. Thanks!

  • vhjioa

    Hahah. Epic to see that a luxury car brand maker is putting a MT in their highest performance range at this day and age :D! Give them a break Jason, they're keeping the car community happy!

  • Ain The Idot
    Ain The Idot

    I was wondering, why is the AMG GTR front engine?

  • John Charpentier
    John Charpentier

    Thank you Jason for a great video!

  • Timboslice

    Jason let's talk about the thermal plastic screws for a sec 1 they must use them because it's less in cost 2 the heat dissipation ( I would assume) 2 less rotation mass?

  • Bas Evers
    Bas Evers

    I want to see some winter MX-5 action ;)

  • cujet

    Despite all the fantastic engine technology available, the classic American V8 remains a robust, compact and lightweight performer. So much so, the basic pushrod V8 architecture remains a race winning combination. It may come as a surprise to some that the classic American V8 is often limited in displacement to 5.5L and compression ratio (9 to1) and redline (as low as 6000) by sanctioning body rules to ensure adequate race competition. I'm not claiming it's the best, only that it works and that it works well enough to power performance+race cars, boats, RV's and yes, even some airplanes.

  • Justin M
    Justin M

    I could be wrong, but I thought Cadillac vowed they wouldn't put a V8 in another a few years back?

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    Cnc plasma cutting

    Nice information

  • justen ramirez Lackey
    justen ramirez Lackey

    Cadillac please bring back The CT6! How is it that a CADILLAC has not one Full Size Sedan or Coupe.. That’s the 1st thing you think of when you hear “Cadillac”!.. Besides the CT6 SHOULDVE been named Cadillac DT6 D for Deville seeing how’re CTS stood for Catera Touring Sedan! Every Time GM is on a roll they go and ruin it.. Smdh

  • Andrew Kirch
    Andrew Kirch

    You should say “production “ in the title because otherwise this isnt close to most powerful ever. a Cadillac proprietary-developed aluminum 32-valve V16 engine displacing 13.6 liters (829 cu. in; 13,584 cc). The V16 was capable of 16.65 mpg under normal conditions. The engine was said to produce a minimum of 1,000 bhp (746 kW; 1,014 PS) and at least 1,000 lb⋅ft (1,356 N⋅m) of torque.

  • Priest Youngblood
    Priest Youngblood

    Nicest honda accord ever built