Caddy just announced that the upcoming 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing performance sedan will come with “racing-inspired, carbon fiber seats.” The new composite seats will come with “a precision book-matched design and laser-etched V-Series logo,” as well as “other customer-centric innovations and features” that the automaker will announce at an unspecified later date.
The announcement included an image showing the back of the four-door’s new carbon seat, which appears to have a glossy weave and harness passthroughs over the left and right shoulders. The V-Series logo is also on prominent display around the back of the headrest.
Late last month, Cadillac teased us with an image of the new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing steering wheel. The new steering wheel comes with a red 12 o’clock marker, carbon trim, and buttons for V-Mode and the Performance Traction Management system. What’s more, the image included a small coded message placed below the V-Series logo that seemed to indicate that at least one of the new high-performance Blackwing models would be capable of more than 200 mph in the top end – likely the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
Making that possible will be GM’s supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine, which, when equipped in the 2020 Chevy Camaro ZL1, produces a stout 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the CT5-V Blackwing’s little brother, the CT4-V Blackwing, will come with the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4, which, when equipped in the Cadillac ATS-V, produced 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Both models will feature the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual will also be on the options list.
Although the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing were originally slated for a launch late in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed that date back. As such, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will now be available starting the summer of 2021.