The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing offers two optional carbon-fiber packages, dubbed Carbon Fiber 1 Package (CFZ Pkg) and Carbon Fiber 2 Package (CFV Pkg). Here’s a look at the components included in each, along with pricing info.
Carbon Fiber 1 Package – $4,100
- Front splitter
- Front wheel well deflectors
- Front dive planes
- Rear extra aero spoiler
Carbon Fiber 2 Package – $5,230
- Requires Carbon Fiber 1 Package
- Rocker moldings
- Rocker extensions
- Rear valance diffuser
Those looking to order their very own Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing should be aware that the Carbon Fiber 2 Package cannot be ordered without the Carbon Fiber 1 Package, meaning that the total cost of the Carbon Fiber 2 Package is $9,330.
It’s possible that Cadillac will allow customers to order individual components from each package down the line a-la-carte and install them on the vehicle after taking delivery, essentially as an LPO-level item. However, this often ends up being more expensive than purchasing the items in conjunction with the vehicle.
Regardless, let’s compare what visual impact the standard and two optional packages have on the vehicle.
While the carbon fiber components are often seen as a cosmetic enhancement, the performance aspect is arguably more important. According to Cadillac, the wind-tunnel-tested carbon fiber packages can reduce lift by 75 percent compared to the model with standard aero.
The improvements offered by the carbon fiber packages build on the aerodynamic enhancements already made to the CT4-V Blackwing over its indirect predecessor, the ATS-V. For instance, intake airflow is improved by 46 percent compared to the ATS-V. Other noteworthy improvements of the CT4-V Blackwing over the ATS-V include:
- New primary mesh grille design that improves airflow over the previous generation.
- The mesh pattern is refined to include secondary reeds that influence backdraft angles, directing airflow to the main radiators, cooler and airflow ducts.
- Larger secondary grilles that direct airflow to the auxiliary charge coolers, while the smaller front lower grilles reduce pressure while channeling airflow into brake-cooling ducts.
- A front splitter that reduces lift to help keep the car planted when cornering at higher speeds.
- A rear spoiler that balances the effect of the front splitter to help maintain rear-wheel traction at higher speeds.
- Mid-body panels that improve underbody aerodynamics.
- Underbody panels that are designed with airflow-channeling strakes dubbed “the underwing” which support the car’s aerodynamic efficiency and track capability.
- Rocker extensions and a rear valence diffuser that dissipate turbulent air and continue the grounded look established by the front splitter.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing made its official debut on February 1st, 2021 via an online stream. The model is powered by GM’s twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 engine rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a ten-speed automatic is optional.
The first 250 reservations of the CT4-V Blackwing sold out within about 24 hours. The ultra-high-performance luxury sedan is set to go into production this July.
The first and also the most expensive. With some nice engine and exhaust notes, to boot.
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The first and also the most expensive.
With some nice engine and exhaust notes, to boot.