It’s unclear how the uploader of this video, D Town Muscle, managed to get his hands on a 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, as production has not yet begun, but that’s really beside the point here. We’re more concerned with the video itself, which shows the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing doing a cold start with the exhaust before the driver gets on the gas and gives it a few sharp blips of the throttle. This clip also shows the ultra-high performance sedan revving with the exhaust valves both opened and closed, allowing us to compare the difference in sound between the two.
The 6.2L LT4 V8 is the same engine used in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V and Chevy Camaro ZL1, so most GM fans will find this to be a rather familiar exhaust note. That said, it’s interesting to hear the familiar sound of a Small Block terminating from the back of a CT5 for the first time. As a quick reminder, the LT4 V8 produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque in the CT5-V Blackwing and connects to a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional GM 10-speed automatic. This enables the four-door to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in as little as 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph.
This video also ends with an interior shot showing the videographer driving the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing down the road at a leisurely pace. The clip gives us a good look at the car’s digital instrument panel with its unique V-Series graphics, as well as its bolstered bucket seats and carbon fiber-trimmed steering wheel.
Check it out below.