Cadillac CT5-V In Velocity Red Paint: Live Photo Gallery23
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.
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It really is a good looking car. The only downside being , that unlike the ATS , there isn’t much hope for a coupé , is there?
Agree car is hot. So instead of the 550T badge on the back of car it’s the V logo? Not that it really matters but happened to notice.
Sexy sedan. I think it’s priced right too. My configuration with Velocity Red came out to $55,800.
Is the configurator out yet? I’ve been keeping an eye out for a while and can’t seem to find it.
I don’t have link handy but you can configure on the GM supplier site. No code needed to build the car.
Notice that the horsepower has been dropped a bit from previous 400 HP to now be 360 HP. Obviously a milder camshaft to give smoother idle, has been used. Notice the torque is still about the same, so when putting the pedal to the metal at low RPM, you will still have the same feel in yur behind.
What do you think the 0-60 will be on this V? 4.5?
400 HP is probably easily achievable with a simple flash tune. Probably 450+ with simple bolt-ons.
God – can GM ever design a cohesive back end? The side profile is horrible with that window treatment. The team at Cadillac should be fired – or the head manager who ok’s this design. Fired pronto.
V Model with the blackout trim makes the side profile a bit more digestible. But it still needs a redo.
Thank God, it’s good to hear somebody else agree with me on this design,there’s a lot of people that should be fired at Cadillac you’re absolutely right.
I never advocate for firing, however whoever is letting or mandating some of this stuff to go through should be fired !!!
Its as if the designers are told to try to make cheap look good !!!
Also in my opinion, this low level V series stuff, should be the base Cadillac as Cadillac is supposed to be a step up from a Chevrolet. But again someone? made that decision also !!
Anyway, its sad, a base 2.0T Cadillac, at least this CT5 got the 10 speed not the GM junk 8 speed !!
Looks pretty good. Too bad about that Non-Escala interior though.
That is what I thought Cadillac needed to get back into the Top Tier Luxury Market as well as Dropping the Corporate HF-V6 from all Engine Bays which this one did but not the Pricier CT6…You honestly cannot make this stuff up.
But the nonetheless the front looks great. Rear is ok at best. CT6 looks much better in the Rear then the CT4 and CT5
Like the front end, profile is a disagreement,as well as the tail end. I’m not a fan of the V6 though,and this comment will date me, does anyone like chrome or polished wheels anymore,jeez black/graphite wheels just don’t do it for me.
Ha! The chrome wheels went out in the 90s! Maybe not, joking. They should offer more options. Everything is a 10-12 spoke design. What happened to a 5 or 7 spoke design???
Thank God, it’s good to hear somebody else agree with me on this island there’s a lot of people that should be fired at Cadillac you’re absolutely right.
Rear wheels look lost in those wheel wells, front end is by far the nicest feature. I want to return to Cadillac but…….
Based on the varied comments here there is no way Cadillac could make this group happy collectively.
No matter what they do over 3/4 of you will not be happy.
Cadillac presents itself as a luxury standard, yet it offerings do not back up the claim. Quite a bit of the feedback is inspired by resentment from brand loyalists who feel let down. So everything comes under scrutiny.
I like it, I think the only design accent that is missing is some sort of hood vent like the CTS-V had, or some other hood styling cue just to show that it’s a higher performance variant, power-dome?
Here is the link where you can configure and price your own:
Sport version looks great in this color too: