GM Authority recently had a chance to get behind the wheel of the Cadillac CT5-V, and now, we’re bringing you a real-world photo gallery of the go-fast luxury sedan as it struts its stuff in a shearing shade of Velocity Red. Velocity Red is an optional hue offered for an additional $625, popping on the panels of the four-door thanks to a range of complementary dark accents.
Making its debut for the 2020 model year, the Cadillac CT5-V slots in above the Cadillac CT4-V in the luxury brand’s hot-to-trot sedan lineup. Cadillac is currently gearing up to release two new models, the CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing, which will offer even more performance, but for now, the CT5-V sits at the top of the Cadillac performance sedan lineup.
Outside, the Cadillac CT5-V makes its presence known with a dark grille treatment, which is also shared with the CT5 Sport trim level. The same is true for the lower fascia treatment, where both the Sport and V-Series model rock a sculpted style for the bumper.
In the profile, the Cadillac CT5-V has body-colored door handles, with an illuminating door handle feature offered via the optional Premium Package. The lower styling bits also include black rocker extensions, while higher up, the V-Series model is equipped with dark window surrounds (alternatively known as DLO treatment, or “Day Light Opening”). Wheel sizing is set at 19-inches as standard, while 20-inch units are an available extra.
The rear end completes the look with a standard rear trunk spoiler as well as a faux diffuser element placed between quad exhaust tips. The Cadillac CT5-V is also equipped with gray-tinted tail lamp lenses and a dark deck lid accent.
As for the interior, the go-fast CT5-V is equipped with a 10-inch diagonal multi-touch color screen and three USB ports, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. There’s also a nine-speaker Bose audio system as standard.
The interior of this particular model is finished in Jet Black with Jet Black accents.
Motivation is sourced from the turbocharged 3.0L V6 LGY gas engine, which produces 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, and routes through a 10-speed automatic transmission to either the rear wheels, or all four wheels.
The Cadillac CT5-V also features an electronic limited slip differential and Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
Production for the North American market takes place at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan.