Temperatures are high in Miami, and not just because of the weather. The recent 2019 Miami International Auto Show also brought out some pretty hot vehicles, including this Cadillac CT5-V in Velocity Red paint.
The new Cadillac CT5-V was introduced back in May, and has since hit the auto show circuit in a number of enticing exterior colors and finishes. As for the Velocity Red paint featured here, we haven’t seen the car before in this color. The hue is tagged with the color code G7C, while the touch-up paint number is WA-130X.
With regard to the styling, the Cadillac CT5-V is similar to the non-V CT5 in the Sport trim, with dark accents and aggressive details. However, the CT5-V maintains its V-series aesthetic thanks to additional dark touches such as unique black trim pieces, including the grille surround and the horizontal piece above the license plate.
In the corners, this Cadillac CT5-V is equipped with 19-inch premium painted alloy wheels finished in Satin Graphite (RPO code 57M). The tire spec includes summer-only run-flat rubber as standard, although all-season run-flat tires (RPO code QBJ) are available.
To complement the sporty look, the Cadillac CT5-V runs a Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension in the corners, an electronic limited-slip differential to help put the power down, and Brembo brakes up front to scrub speed. Both rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drivetrains are on offer, with the rear-wheel-drive-derived Alpha architecture used under the skin.
Motivation is sourced from the twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 LGY, which is tuned to produce 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the ground via the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
For those looking for even more go, Cadillac is also planning a next-level CT5-V. Expected to be called CT5-V Blackwing, the vehicle should offer track-ready performance and even more firepower under the hood. We certainly can’t wait to see that model without any camo.
This report was produced in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.