We’ve already spied the upcoming Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing all over the place, including on the street and at the track. But now, we managed to catch up to a prototype wearing minimal camouflage, giving us our best look yet at the high-power luxury four-door.
As seen in previous spy photos and these new shots as well, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will differentiate itself from other models via a unique front fascia that’s more aggressive than that of the CT4 and “regular” CT4-V models. Slatted intakes in the front bumper will join a mesh grille for a sporty demeanor.
Note that the hood of the CT4-V Blackwing will not feature an air extractor, a feature that was present and accounted for on the model’s predecessor – the ATS-V. Instead, it seems that engineers have elected to extract the heat and any turbulent air via a set of extractors located on the front quarter panel, just aft of the front wheels. The busy checkered camo of this prototype makes it difficult to see the extractors, but they’re certainly there.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will also feature more pronounced side skirts between the large alloy wheels with a black finish. The larger wheels will be wrapped in wider rubber, delivering a more confident stance along while providing a larger contact patch to the pavement.
The rear end will feature a large ducktail spoiler, followed by a set of quad exhaust tips bookending what appears to be a unique lower valence.
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 be powered by the Blackwing engine. Rather, the CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by GM’s twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 engine, which was previously used in the Cadillac ATS-V, where it made 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The CT4-V Blackwing will be offered with a Tremec six-speed manual or GM’s 10-speed automatic.
Inside the cabin, we expect the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing to get a number performance cues, such as a sporty steering wheel, carbon fiber trim bits, and a set of available performance seats.
Finishing touches will include bigger brakes and sharper suspension via the world-famous GM Magnetic Ride Control.
Both the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and its larger, more-powerful sibling, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, have been delayed slightly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are expected soon, so subscribe to GM Authority for the latest Cadillac CT4 news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.