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CT6 V-Sport engine. (Image/Cadillac)

General Motors is growing its V-series performance subbrand beginning in the spring of 2019 when it releases the new CT6 V-Sport, which will be fitted with a Cadillac-exclusive 4.2L Blackwing twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 550 horsepower and 627 foot-pounds of torque.

GM’s product chief Mark Reuss announced the news at a Cadillac dealer’s conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, according to an Automotive News report.

The decision to expand the V-series was spurred by “the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received” at its unveiling at the New York auto show last March, Reuss said.

Cadillac officials said future V-series vehicles will include enhanced chassis, brake and propulsion systems.

Cadillac plans to introduce a new or redesigned vehicle every six months through 2021—beginning with the XT4 compact crossover, which is now beginning to show up on dealer lots.

For more, read the Automotive News report here.

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