In a statement released this week, Cadillac said viewers of the Rolex 24 “will be treated to a special sneak peek of the V-Series Blackwing cars,” prior to their impending debut on February 1st. It’s likely that this “sneak peek” will only show very limited aspects of the two super sedans, with Cadillac saving the juiciest bits for the official debut event next month, which will be live streamed.
The Rolex 24 serves as the perfect backdrop for Cadillac to market the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing, as the automaker and its Cadillac DPi-V.R teams will be gunning for the overall win in the race. Additionally, seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will also be driving a Cadillac DPi-V.R in the 24-hour endurance event, which could help drum up some extra publicity for the race and the Cadillac brand as a whole.
As GM Authority exclusively reported this week, Cadillac will reveal both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing on February 1st. Pre-orders for both models will open immediately following the debut event. Both models are expected to be sold in extremely limited quantities, although GM has yet to officially say how many it will build.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.6L LF4 V6 engine, which is the same unit used in the now-discontinued Cadillac ATS-V, where it produced 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The bigger, more powerful Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, meanwhile, will tap the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 that came in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, which produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. A Tremec six-speed manual transmission will be standard, and the GM 10-speed automatic transmission will be available as optional equipment.
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