The 60-second video, which aired during the Rolex 24 At Daytona broadcast, shows nighttime driving footage of each vehicle racing around the track, with supercharger, turbocharger, and exhaust sounds aplenty. Nods to both vehicles’ racing inspiration are interspersed throughout the clip via footage of Cadillac racing at 24 Hours of Le Mans projected along stretches of the track and on the vehicles.
At the very end, the video shows both cars in full light and without camouflage for the very first time. Both models will be revealed via livestream on Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET, during which times we’ll have complete details of both models.
As we previously reported, neither of the two Cadillac Blackwing vehicles will be fitted with the twin-turbo 4.2L V8 Cadillac Blackwing engine (RPO code LTA) previously used in the CT6-V and CT6 4.2 Platinum. Instead, the CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.6L V6 similar to the LF4 unit used in the now discontinued Cadillac ATS-V, where it was rated at 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.
Meanwhile, the CT5-V Blackwing will be powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8 similar to the LT4 unit used in the third-gen Cadillac CTS-V, which produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be slightly more powerful in the CT5-V Blackwing to enable the car a top speed of at least 200 mph.
And, as first reported by GM Authority, both of the Cadillac Blackwing models will have a six-speed manual gearbox sourced from Tremec as standard. GM’s 10-speed automatic will be offered as an option on both models.
As first reported by GM Authority, those interested in a 2022 CT4-V Blackwing or CT5-V Blackwing will have the opportunity to reserve their preferred vehicle after the reveal on February 1st. Only 250 units of the CT4-V Blackwing and another 250 units of the CT5-V Blackwing will be available for reservation, with each reservation getting a few special goodies.
The very first units of the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will become available in late summer 2021. More units will become available thereafter.
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