Just yesterday, we posted new spy photos of the next-level Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. Now, we have a fresh batch of shots showing off the CT5-V Blackwing’s smaller sibling – the new Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.
Similar to the CT5-V Blackwing, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing sports a number of performance upgrades over the “standard” Cadillac CT4-V. These include extra cornering grip, new aero, new suspension, and beefier brakes.
These new spy photos show off the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing’s revised fascia and front-end styling, which remains uncovered by the usual netting we’ve seen on prototypes in the past.
It’s currently unclear if the twin-turbocharged 4.2L LTA V8, which is also tagged with the Blackwing name, will be used in the new Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, but it’s looking less and less likely. Previous reports indicate that the CT4-V Blackwing will instead use the twin-turbocharged 3.6L LF4 V6, the same engine that can be found in the Cadillac ATS-V. In the ATS-V, the LF4 is tuned to produce 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.
Previously, we posted a video that shows several Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing prototypes out and about conducting some real-world testing, giving us a chance to hear their exhaust note. The high-performance sedans were undergoing benchmark testing alongside the BMW M2 and Cadillac ATS-V.
The video also appears to show the CT4-V may offer a manual transmission option.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is also expected to come with wider alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin tires, with previous prototypes showing off Pilot Sport 4 S meats sized at 255/35R18 in front and 275/35R18 in the rear. Those sizes match the ATS-V, and are wider than the “standard” CT4-V, the latter of which boasts 235/40R18 tires at all four corners.