Blackwing is one of the coolest names in the automotive world. And on the Cadillac CT6, specifically, it’s already dead. Cadillac spent millions developing a brand-specific engine in the Blackwing. And then decided to kick it to the curb. That’s a shame because the 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 is pretty damn intriguing.

Is it perfect? No. Could it have brought some attention to the American luxury brand? Definitely. At least the name Blackwing lives on in other Cadillac models. It’s just a bit of a bummer that the powerplant with that name… will not.