The forthcoming Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing was just spied testing again, giving us a few new angles of the high-powered luxury four-door.
As seen in previous spy photos and these new shots as well, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will make its presence known with a unique front fascia treatment that’s more aggressive than previous CT4 models. A number of slatted intakes in the bumper, as well as a mesh grille insert can be seen underneath the camo, giving the sedan an appropriately sporty demeanor.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing also rocks new side skirts, which are mounted between big alloy wheels with a black finish. The fresh rollers and rubber will hug the pavement with a wider stance than previous CT4 models.
Finally, the rear end is highlighted by a new lower rear valence, as well as a quad set of exhaust tips below, and a large ducktail spoiler up top.
Although it bears the same “Blackwing” name as the twin-turbocharged 4.2L V8 LTA engine found in the Cadillac CT6 Platinum and CT6-V, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing won’t come with the Blackwing engine under the hood. Rather, the CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by GM’s twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 engine, which was previously equipped in the Cadillac ATS-V, where it made 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The CT4-V Blackwing will come with six-speed manual as standard, and GM’s 10-speed automatic as an available option.
Once again, we find there no hood-based heat extractor on this prototype model, unlike the production Cadillac CTS-V and Cadillac ATS-V.
Inside the cabin, we expect the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing to get a number performance features, such as a sporty steering wheel, carbon fiber trim bits and performance-oriented seats. Finishing touches will include bigger brakes and more capable GM Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Both the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and its larger, more-powerful sibling, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are expected soon, so stay tuned.