The CT5 originally debuted in 2019 and at first glance, small differences are noticeable that set it apart from other Cadillac vehicles. For one its rear is definitely not like the CTS or CT6 and has taken on a shape of its own. The rear is inspired by previous Cadillac fastbacks of the 1940s and it looks great.
This summer Cadillac is about to release the CT5-V Black Wing as a 2022 model. It’s coming packed with a familiar motor just before GM leaves the internal combustion engine market forever and strictly focuses on nothing but EV vehicles. The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will replace the CT5-V as the ultimate performance version. It will not be using the Twin-Turbo Blackwing V8 that Cadillac recently developed, but an updated version of the LT4 6.2 supercharged V8 which was once in the discontinued CTS-V.
GM’s 6.2 liter supercharged V8 produces an orgasmic 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. True car enthusiasts will be happy to know Gm is still giving you choices on transmission type. You have the option of a 6-speed manual transmission as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission. The 10-speed automatic transmission will achieve 0-60 mph in as fast as 3.7 seconds and have a top speed of over 200 mph!
GM didn’t only put a complete stable of horses under the hood of this track-inspired monster, they also did a great job distinguishing the Blackwing version from its base counterpart. GM equips the CT5-V Blackwing with wider fenders to fit its staggered 19×10 inches up front and 19×11 inches in the rear. Its aerodynamics throughout the car is completely functional. Its black mesh grille was redesigned for better airflow and cooling when compared to the standard CT5. The Blackwings fenders, splitters, and spoiler design also help with high-speed stability with improved downforce. The ride of the CT5-V is equipped with an adaptive suspension system and a limited-slip rear differential to help give the Blackwing optimal handling and traction
The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will start at $84,990 and when compared to its foreign competitor’s its still a bargain even with all the options which will have you in the 125k ballpark. A cool little bonus included in the price is the buyer will receive a two-day driving school course at Cadillac’s V-Series Academy at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club near Las Vegas to help you get familiar with handling this bad boy.