The all-new Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing made their official debuts earlier this month and now General Motors is giving us a sneak peek at the design process for these exciting new Cadillac Blackwing models.
Recently shared via the GM Design Instagram account, these Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing drawings helped guide designers as they decided on the final look for the Cadillac Blackwing models.
The conceptual sketches make it rather clear that designers were tasked with giving the two ultra-high-performance luxury sedans a more aggressive appearance than the regular V-Series models they are based on while also retaining the best parts of the sedans’ handsome exterior styling.
GM Design also shared some examples that highlight the intricate details that were worked into the Cadillac Blackwing designs. For example, one of the renderings shows the underside of the vehicles’ front splitter, revealing an embedded Cadillac V-Series shield motif. The drawings also show the V-Series logos that have been placed on the vehicles in various places, including on the brake calipers and in the engine bay.
As a reminder, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing features a twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque in the super sedan.
The larger and more powerful CT5-V Blackwing, meanwhile, gets the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. In both vehicles, power is sent to the rear wheels through a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission, but a GM 10-speed automatic is also on offer.
Pricing starts from $59,990 USD for the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and from $84,990 the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing. Order books for the first examples of the two new performance sedans opened on February 1st, with buyers snapping up the initial 250-unit production run that very same night for the for the CT5-V Blackwing, and the next day for the CT4-V Blackwing.
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