Our sharp-eyed spy photographers have sent over a new batch of photos that provide us with our best look yet at the next-level Cadillac CT4-V performance sedan.
The next-level Cadillac CT4-V prototype in these spy photos is wearing very little camouflage. A light layer of wrapping covers the front and rear fascia, but we can still make out the performance sedan’s large grille, aggressive lower front bumper and pronounced ducktail spoiler. These photos also reveal a pair of subtle vents on the backs of the front fenders, which appear to be joined by some rocker extensions/ side skirts.
As we reported previously, the next-level Cadillac CT4-V model variant will be powered by GM’s familiar twin-turbocharged 3.6L LF4 V6 engine. The LF4 V6 is expected to make similar or identical output levels as it did in the Cadillac ATS-V, where it produced a healthy 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, while the GM 10-speed automatic will be available as an option.
Some small interior enhancements may also be in store for the next-level Cadillac CT4-V, such as bolstered sport seats and a sports steering wheel with a red 12 o’clock marking. The steering wheel will also feature a ‘V-Mode’ button, allowing the driver to quickly engage and disengage the car’s most performance-focused drive mode.
The next-level Cadillac CT4-V was originally expected to receive the ‘Blackwing’ moniker to set it apart from the standard Cadillac CT4-V model. We hear the branding strategy for both the next-level Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V has changed, however, and GM is now planning to call them something else. It’s not clear what it may have planned, so for now, we’re referring to the high-performance pairing as “next-level” models.
Look for the next-level Cadillac CT4-V to debut alongside the next-level CT5-V later this year. Sales should kick off late in the year or in early 2021.