Although the launch of the hot-to-trot Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our zeal to see this thing drop cover hasn’t wavered whatsoever. Now, we’re getting another look at the high-performance four-door in prototype form, this time wearing a wild new wheel package we haven’t seen on any prototype prior.
The large alloy wheels on this Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing prototype are really quite striking, with a complex, multi-spoke design and satin bronze color treatment. The bronze coloring provides a nice offset accent for the red/burgundy brake calipers, which appear to have some black tape across their face to hide the logos underneath. It’s a combo unlike anything currently found on the standard Cadillac CT5-V.
What’s more, the sizing and tires are a step up from previous Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing prototypes, all of which came with 255/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot rubber up front. This new prototype is riding on 19’s wrapped in Michelin Pilot’s sized at 275/35ZR19 in front, and 305/30ZR19 in the rear.
As for the rest of the body, this prototype is covered in Satin Steel Metallic paint, while a familiar camouflage graphic has been applied to the Blackwing-specific front and rear fascia, as well as the more chiseled side sill treatment. We can also clearly see the go-faster sedan’s larger rear deck spoiler.
As a reminder, the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will equip the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine up front. This is the same engine previously equipped in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, where it produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. It’ll also make a lovely noise.
All that go will be routed through a standard six-speed manual transmission, but the GM 10-speed automatic will be optional for those that fear three pedals. Further upgrades will include beefier brakes and sharper suspension tuning.
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