At this point, performance enthusiasts are practically salivating at the thought of the upcoming Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the luxury marque’s new high-powered luxury sedan duo. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long to see these two four-doors debut, as GM Authority in conjunction with our sister publication Cadillac Society have learned from sources familiar with the matter that the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will finally be unveiled February 1st.
Details on the nature of the debut are still up in the air, but it will likely be done via livestream over the Internet.
As for the cars themselves, specs and figures have slowly percolated through leaks and teasers, giving us an idea of what to expect from the two go-faster superstars.
Let’s start with the slightly smaller Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, which will feature the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gas engine. If that configuration looks familiar, it’s because it’s the same motor under the hood of the now-discontinued Cadillac ATS-V, and although exact output numbers are still forthcoming, it’s entirely reasonable to expect the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing to match the ATS-V with around 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.
Then there’s the slightly larger Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, which will feature the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, the same blown ‘eight as the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V. Word has it the new CT5-V Blackwing will produce more output than any Cadillac prior, which means it’ll best the CTS-V’s 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Top speed will exceed 200 mph.
Both models will offer a six-speed manual as standard and a 10-speed automatic as optional with regard to transmission choices driving the rear wheels.
Naturally, the two Caddy super sedans will back all that grunt with a long list of high-performance extras and upgrades, including sharp Magnetic Ride Control suspension, big brakes, wider tires, and more aggressive aero. The cabin space will feature carbon fiber racing seats with heating and cooling capabilities.
Originally slated to debut last year, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing were delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, following the debut in February, both sedans are expected to launch this Summer for the 2022 model year.