The two Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing prototypes proudly rolled up to the meet at High Octane Cafe & Bakery at Bloomfield Township, Michigan, revving their supercharged V8 engines and showing off their camouflaged-clad bodywork. An Instagram user going by the username @diyauto captured the powerful performance sedans on video as they arrived at the meet and also filmed them accelerating down the adjacent Telegraph Road when they left. As the sedans fly by the camera, the unmistakable whine of a supercharger can be heard emanating from under the hood.
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The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will be a more hardcore, performance-focused version of the regular CT5-V. The sedan is expected to feature a supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 engine. This same supercharged V8 was also found in the previous-generation Cadillac CTS-V, where it produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. It’s worth pointing out that the sedan will not feature the twin-turbocharged 4.2L Blackwing/LTA V8 engine that was offered in the Cadillac CT6 Platinum and CT6-V, despite the fact that it will receive the ‘Blackwing’ moniker.
A six-speed manual transmission will be standard on the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, while GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission will be offered as an option. More aggressive exterior styling, model-specific alloy wheels, lower and stiffer suspension and more powerful brakes will also be in store for the CT5-V Blackwing. Some small cabin changes will be applied, too, such as a sport steering wheel, bolstered sport seats, additional carbon-fiber trim and more.
The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, along with the smaller Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, will go on sale in the summer of 2021.
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