When it comes to love for V8 engines and manual transmissions, Australians are just as enthusiastic as us Americans. Now, it looks like that enthusiasm may be met with the importation of the forthcoming Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
In a recent report from whichcar, Holden Special Vehicles exec Chris Polites was asked about the new Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, responding, “They look exciting. That’s all I can really say about them at this point of time.”
“They’re not in our immediate terms plans,” he added. “We just launched the [Chevrolet Silverado] 1500 today so that’ll keep us busy for the short term.”
While far from an official confirmation, Polites’ cagey response certainly keeps the possibility open with regard to HSV’s importation of the new hot-to-trot Caddy sedans.
Aussie GM fans will no doubt be happy to entertain the idea of seeing the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing arriving at their local dealer. After all, the upcoming CT5-V Blackwing is tipped to carry the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 and a six-speed manual transmission, a combo previously offered in Australia with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, offered through a third party. To note, the CT5-V will also offer a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing should offer the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4, once again with the option of a six-speed manual, or a 10-speed automatic. The LF4 was previously offered stateside with the Cadillac ATS-V.
While readers in Australia are likely hopeful that HSV will indeed import the upcoming Blackwing sedans, it should be mentioned that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the sports sedans’ debut. It’s also worth mentioning that GM retired the Holden brand in Australia back in February.
Nevertheless, when the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing do finally drop, we’ll be there to cover everything worth knowing. Until then, make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac CT4 news, Cadillac CT5 news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.