The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing ultra-high-performance luxury sedan will be Cadillac‘s second fastest model when it goes on sale this summer, beaten only by the even more powerful 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. Many staged photos of the CT4-V Blackwing have been published, but now GM Authority can exclusively show the first images of the super sedan taken in the real world as it shared a public highway with other vehicles.
This CT4-V Blackwing is painted in Shadow Metallic (color code GJI), one of eight optional colors for the vehicle and carries an up-charge of $625. In these images, it is slightly obscured due to a slight flurry of snow.
At the front, contrasts to the Shadow Metallic color are provided by the transparent headlight, the black of the grille and lower air intake, and the red, yellow and blue of the Cadillac logo. There is no sign here of the monochrome emblem which is becoming a popular option on other Cadillac vehicles.
The Shadow Metallic paintwork contrasts even more strikingly with the orange of the turn signal indicators immediately ahead of the front wheels.
The sculpting on the lower doors is very obvious when the car is looked at from the side. Also prominent is the upkick at the tail as a result of the rear spoiler.
The ten-spoke wheels are painted black, which immediately identifies them as being the standard aluminum items. Cadillac will eventually offer magnesium alloy wheels as an option for the CT4-V Blackwing, but they will be bronze in color.
The spacing between the whole spokes is sufficient to allow us a clear view of the brake rotors, and to some extent the calipers. These are supplied by Italian brake manufacturer Brembo, which has also developed a carbon-ceramic brake package. However, this package is available only for the CT5-V Blackwing.
Since these are images and not videos, it is unfortunately not possible to hear the burbling sound which comes from the vehicle’s four exhaust tailpipes. Motivation is provided by the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The engine is strong enough to give the CT4-V Blackwing a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph, if fitted with the optional 10-speed automatic transmission. As standard, the car comes with a six-speed manual gearbox supplied by Tremec.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is scheduled to go into production on July 5th, 2021. Rights to the first one to emerge from the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan have already been sold for $165,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in Arizona. All proceeds were donated to the Black Ambition charity.
It’s highly unlikely that anyone will ever spend as much on a CT4-V Blackwing as the winning bidder did. The vehicle is priced to start at $59,990, and those who choose all the available options will result in an MSRP of $84,875.