The luxurious 2020 CT6 Platinum recently made an appearance at the 2019 Miami International Auto Show, where it showed off a new naming scheme. The 2020 CT6 Platinum wore an “800T” badge. This new adornment is based on its torque output, and therefore, acts an indication of the powerful performance under the hood of the 2020 CT6 Platinum.
This new torque-based naming system will be applied to future Cadillac models, making it easier to compare the performance of electric and gas vehicles. To come up with the number, Cadillac takes the amount of torque delivered by the model’s engine, looking at the torque in newton-meters, and then rounds to the nearest multiple of 50.
For example, the 2020 CT6 Platinum that was on display at the 2019 Miami International Auto Show had a 4.2-liter BlackwingTM Twin Turbo V8 engine under its hood, which delivers 500 horsepower and 574 lb-ft of torque. That’s the same as 774 newton-meters of torque, so the number is rounded up to 800.
Cadillac CT5 models also wear the new badges. These models are equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, or 543 newton-meters of torque.
Cadillac hopes that the new naming system will make it easier for customers to pick the Cadillac model that meets their performance needs. If you’d like to find the perfect Cadillac to elevate your driving experience, come visit us at Cadillac of Santa Fe.