Performance figures for the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing ultra-high-performance luxury sedan appear to have been revealed, if a new report is to be believed.
AutoVerdict claims that “Cadillac has accidentally leaked most of the CT5-V Blackwing details” by posting an order guide. An order guide is not the most informative as far as vehicle performance is concerned, but the document allegedly states that the CT5-V Blackwing will have the highest power output of any Cadillac ever.
This must mean over 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, the so far unsurpassed figures for the discontinued third-gen Cadillac CTS-V. That car used the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine which made 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. The CT5-V Blackwing is expected to be fitted with a motor similar, but not necessarily identical, to the LT4, so a new Cadillac high point should be simple enough to achieve in terms of power and torque.
The order guide is also said to mention a top speed of 200 mph, a figure implied by a teaser image released by General Motors in August of 2020, and a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, the same achieved by the aforementioned CTS-V.
There is no mention of what transmission the CT5-V Blackwing will have in order to achieve these figures, though GM Authority is very much aware that there will be two – a GM ten-speed automatic and a six-speed manual sourced from Tremec. As reported previously, both this manual and the one to be fitted to the CT4-V Blackwing (which will likely be a different unit than in its larger brother) will use 3D printed parts.
The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is expected to be launched in the summer of 2021, with optional magnesium alloy wheels. The vehicle is built on the GM Alpha 2 platform and will be assembled at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Lansing, Michigan.
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