On Thursday, GM announced the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and 2020 Cadillac CT5-V, and the Internet turned something furious, since both models were “lesser” than the ATS-V and CTS-V they indirectly replace. Then, GM Authority explained Cadillac’s new strategy – specifically that the new CT4-V and CT5-V were the new “mid-level” performance offerings, and that higher-performing variants of the CT4 and CT5 models were on their way. Well, today Cadillac surprised everyone by showing prototypes of these higher-performing models.
These future Cadillac high(er)-performance models were shown in a surprise announcement at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, and driven at the Belle Isle track by Mark Reuss, president of General Motors, and Ken Morris, vice president of Product.
Both prototypes are adorned in colorful camouflage that actually looks pretty cool. The next-level Cadillac CT4-V prototype is wearing the striped blue, white and black camo, while the next-level Cadillac CT5-V prototype features striped red, white, and black wares. Though both models have tarp-like camo over the front fascia, it’s clear that the faces are more aggressive than the “regular” CT4-V and CT5-V that debuted earlier in the week.
What’s more, both prototypes feature large black wheels, quad exhaust tips, and black mirror caps. Both also appear to have more advanced/extreme aerodynamic components than the already-announced CT4-V and CT5-V models. More importantly, we assume that each of these two models features significantly more firepower under the hood than the “regular” CT4-V and CT5-V.
To that end, Cadillac says that these next-level cars “represent the next step in Cadillac’s V-Series performance legacy” and that they will “take the V-Series to the next level and will offer customers a track-capable experience.” No further details or specs have been announced, and Cadillac isn’t eager to share the information about these two beasts at the current time.
The Cadillac CT4-V revealed on Thursday features GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I-4 engine making 320 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the Cadillac CT5-V features a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 making 355 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Both models are hooked up to GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels by default, with AWD being optional.
|2020 Cadillac CT5-V||2020 Cadillac CT4-V|
|Engine:||3.0L V6||2.7 I4|
|Power (hp / kW @ RPM):||355 / 265 @ 5600||320 / 239 @ 5600|
|Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM):||400 / 542 @ 2400-4400||369 / 500 @ 1800|
|Transmission:||HydraMatic 10-speed auto 10L80||HydraMatic 10-speed auto 10L60|
|Drive Wheels:||standard RWD, optional AWD||standard RWD, optional AWD|