Cadillac has been making remarkable progress in the engineering department, far more than its companions in the GM portfolio. The firm recently patented a new logo for an engine it has developed.
Brands at GM find themselves lagging behind Cadillac on account of the firm delivering a stellar performance in the technical departments. The company is building its own engine unlike most of the other brands, and patenting a new logo for it too.
First brought to light by GM Authority, the patent application shows “two stylized wings comprised of six elongated geometric shapes” forming a V in the middle. The trademark filing has been reserved for use on engines for automobiles, SUVs, and trucks.
Evidence suggests that this new logo will probably go best with Cadillac’s upcoming new engine dubbed the ‘Blackwing’. Cadillac built this 4.2-litre twin-turbocharged DOHC V8 in-house and claims it is good for (at least) 550hp and a whopping 850Nm. The company will marry the engine first to the new CT6-V, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. One of only six people at Cadillac is certified to assemble the Blackwing by hand. The motor should make an appearance on board the firm’s V-Sport products (although it is not clear when).
The V8 might also make its way into other models like the Escalade, CT5-V, and possibly even GM’s mid-engined C8 Corvette, though all of the above are still unconfirmed. However, were these cars benefit from the Blackwing, they would look pretty radical with the black badge somewhere on their body.
It remains to be seen which will be the first Cadillac to employ a Blackwing V8 and how many more will follow donning the black badge.