The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing won’t go on sale until next year, but we already have a very good idea of what this new super sedan will look like thanks to a new batch of photos that were recently sent over by GM Authority spy photographers.
The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has been caught in prototype form on countless occasions (General Motors even paraded a one out itself at the 2019 Belle Isle Grand Prix) but this new photo set shows a prototype with a little less camouflage draped over it than others. For this reason, it’s now quite easy to envision how the CT5-V Blackwing’s more aggressive front fascia will look, incorporating a larger front grille and lower intake opening, along with additional vertical side vents located on the inside of the vertical LED daytime running lights.
This prototype looks a lot like a regular Cadillac CT5-V from the back, utilizing the same rear lower diffuser, trapezoidal quad exhaust tips and subtle lip spoiler. The widened track and fender flares are almost impossible to miss, though, and will give the CT5-V Blackwing a much more muscular, poised stance on the road than the four-door on which it’s based.
As we reported previously, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will feature the GM 6.2L V8 LT4 engine, which produces 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard, while the GM 10-speed automatic transmission will be on offer, too. V-Series fans can also expect track-tuned suspension, dedicated performance drive modes with adjustable settings, a more robust braking system, wider front and rear wheels shod in stickier tires and other go-fast add ons.
GM has been slowly releasing its own official images of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in recent months. The automaker has already released photos of the carbon-fiber trimmed performance steering wheel and carbon-fiber racing seats that will be on offer in the sedan, with more teaser images likely to drop between now and the sedan’s arrival in the summer of 2021. The CT5-V Blackwing will also arrive alongside the smaller Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing performance sedan, which will have slightly less power on tap from its twin-turbocharged GM 3.6L V6 LF4 engine, but will follow the same hardcore, track-focused ethos.
We’ll have full official details on the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing as soon as they become available, but for now, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac CT5 news, Cadillac news, and around the-clock GM news coverage.