The CTS-V has always held a special place in Cadillac's lineup and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

The CTS-V has always held a special place in Cadillac's lineup and new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model.

Motor Trend is reporting that General Motors is testing two different engines for the high-performance flagship. Both appear to be based on the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine but one setup is apparently supercharged while the other uses twin-turbochargers.

If that sounds like overkill, the ATS-V is expected to use a twin-turbo V6 engine. However, the magazine is reporting the model was designed to accommodate a V8 engine so there could be an ATS-V "Plus" towards the end of its lifecycle.

In related news, Cadillac is reportedly considering a return to model names instead of acronyms like ATS, CTS and XTS. A new naming strategy could be introduced when the Omega flagship is launched, but the company is still debating the move as some insiders feel names like "Brougham" and "de Ville" might not resonate with buyers.

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