The General Motors’ Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assistance system is being offered on an increasing number of vehicles, including the upcoming 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV electric hatchback and the soon-to-be-refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra. However, it will not be available on other upcoming GM models due to arrive this year – the Cadillac Blackwing ultra-high-performance luxury sedans.
Super Cruise won’t be offered on the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing or the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing even if customers want it. And the reason is that, in GM’s opinion, they probably won’t want it.
“Our focus with these V-Series Blackwing cars was to create a driver’s car,” Mirza Grebovic, Cadillac Performance Variant Manager, explained in a recent interview with GM Authority executive editor Alex Luft. “Super Cruise is offered on the luxury-oriented models.”
It’s easy to see the logic in this. Anyone interested in buying a Cadillac Blackwing model is probably looking for an exciting driving experience. That experience is unlikely to include allowing the car to drive itself (in certain circumstances).
Both of the Cadillac Blackwing models have attention-grabbing performance. The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is powered by GM’s twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, giving a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph. Meanwhile, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will be the most powerful production car Cadillac has built to date. Its supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 motor is rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
The CT4-V Blackwing is priced to start at $59,990, while the starting price of the CT5-V Blackwing is $84,990. Both models are scheduled to enter production at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan on July 5th.