The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing sits at the top of the Cadillac performance hierarchy with a thundering V8 monster under the hood. Now, GM Authority has exclusive photos of the CT5-V Blackwing’s engine bay.
For those readers who may not remember, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is outfitted with the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine. Cradled by the CT5-V Blackwing, this lump-o-go makes a stout 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, with a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission onboard to send it all to the rear wheels. A GM 10-speed automatic is optional.
Properly motivated, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will hit 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Keep your foot in it, and the sedan will eclipse the 200-mph mark.
Impressive stuff, especially when you consider those numbers are coming from a sumptuous, luxury-laden four-door. Pop the hood, and you’ll find the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 covered in black plastic cladding, something GM Authority has examined in the past. We also spot a large strut tower bar to stiffen up the front end.
Given the 6.2L V8 LT4 was also the engine of choice in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, it bears comparing the engine treatments in both vehicles. While the black engine cover design is slightly different between the two models, the overall appearance is more or less the same, with a raised U-shaped piece towards the nose of the vehicle, and a flat, rectangular cover towards the rear.
In addition to the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing also sports unique aero goodies, including a new front end, front splitter, rear spoiler, rear valence, and underwing treatment as well. Wheel sizing is set at 19 inches, while enormous Brembo brakes (15.7 inches in front, 14.7 inches in the rear) help to shed the speed. Magnetic Ride Control keeps it all shiny side up.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.