In the 15th year of the association between the Italian brake manufacturer and General Motors’ luxury brand, Brembo is supplying the standard brake setups for the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing ultra-high-performance luxury sedan and its even more formidable sister vehicle, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
The systems for these impressive models have certain features in common. They both include all-aluminum monobloc six-piston calipers up front, two-piece four-piston calipers at the rear, cast-iron two-piece front and integral rear discs, copper-free pads and an electronic parking brake. The calipers are available in four colors, namely Tech Bronze, Harbor Gray, Edge Red and Royal Blue.
|CT4-V Blackwing||CT5-V Blackwing|
|Front disc size (in.)||15.0 x 1.3||15.7 x 1.4|
|Front disc weight (lbs.)||27.6||36.6|
|Front brake pad surface (sq. in.)||17.6||22.0|
|Rear disc size (in.)||13.4 x 1.1||14.7 x 1.1|
|Rear disc weight (lbs.)||18.6||24.5|
|Rear brake pad surface (sq. in.)||6.2||6.6|
However, there are detail differences. The front discs on the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing measure 15.0 x 1.3 inches, weigh 27.6 pounds each and are gripped by pads with an area of 17.6 square inches. The rear discs are 13.4 x 1.1 inches in size and weigh 18.6 pounds, and the pad area covers 6.2 square inches. The CT4-V Blackwing is equipped with GM’s twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.
More braking performance is required for the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, though. As well as being heavier, it uses the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine, rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. Its top speed is more than 200 mph, or at least 11 mph higher than the 189-mph top speed of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing. Truly exceptional braking is required for a car like this.
And Brembo provides it. Up front, the CT5-V Blackwing is fitted with 15.7 x 1.4-inch discs weighing 36.6 pounds and pads covering 22 square inches. At the rear, the discs measure 14.7 x 1.1 inches in size and weigh 24.5 pounds, while the pad area is 6.6 square inches.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.