So what’s up with this renaissance of everything 1980s anyway?! Like, for real, everything ’80s has made a totally radical comeback. Whether it be the Muppets or a Flock of Seagulls, everything that was good during the hairspray decade has come back around nearly 30 years in hindsight, and we’re lovin’ it for sure!
But speaking of the ’80s, guess what automotive relic GM is bringing back from the dead, but with all-new architecture and a modern induction system? If you guessed the Turbo-6 then you are right, or at least essentially. The truth of the matter is that we probably will never again see the Garrett-turbocharged, 3.8 V-6 that made Buick’s all-black Regal such a street brawler, but luckily we have, through Cadillac, a new breed of turbo V-6 performance like none ever known in the ’80s or early-’90s, as reported by the Detroit News.
For the upcoming 2014 sales year, Cadillac promises to offer an all-new, twin-turbo 3.6 mill in the “Vsport” variants of both the CTS and XTS sedans. Caddy’s new twin-turbo motor is guaranteed to be a modern street performer, boasting such numbers as 410 horses with some 369 feet-pounds of torque. Not only are those figures that are as impressive as the Grand National’s mill, but they are those that are substantially better.
Cadillac’s new Vsport, twin-turbo V-6 is the very first from General Motors. Aside from being a cool and innovative new performance platform, the Vsport mill makes possibly one of the most profound statements about GM’s potential for turbo motor performance, one that says that the General is very much capable of making it happen.
As if it’s not enough that General flexed their turbo muscles in 1987 with the sequentially-injected GN and slightly-boosted GNX, they’re taking it even one step further with their new, twin-blown V-6 platform. Will Cadillac’s Vstar engine series become the wave of the future for the GM performance fanbase? We can’t say for sure, but thus far we can say the chances are looking damn good!