First 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Rolls Off The Production Line

The first 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has rolled off the production line at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan, GM Authority can confirm.

The first production 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is finished in the Shadow Metallic exterior color and features a Natural Tan with Black Accents interior. It’s also equipped with a GM 10-speed automatic transmission, rather than the base six-speed manual transmission.

Production of this initial 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing was completed on July 7th, 2021. The GM Lansing Grand River plant built a total of twelve Cadillac Blackwing models on July 7th, which were a mix of both CT5-V Blackwings and CT4-V Blackwings.

The first production Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing was actually auctioned off at a Barrett-Jackson event back in March of this year. The winning bidder of the vehicle was actually paying for the VIN 001 build slot, however, as the vehicle itself had yet to be produced. It’s not clear who purchased the first production 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, but seeing as it sold for an eye-popping $265,000, it’s clear they were quite wealthy. NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick has historically expressed interest in the first production example of various GM vehicles, but Hendrick has so far not been identified as the buyer of this vehicle.

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing packs a supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine under its hood, which is rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. The sedan comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel-drive, while a 10-speed automatic is optional. Thanks to this engine, the CT5-V Blacking can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and will top out at 200 mph. Prices start at $84,990 in the U.S. including destination and freight charges.

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View Comments (17)

  • Would it be to much to have this and a camaro ss 1le. This car is awesome, wish I had it

  • This car is looking sick, this car makes me think twice before going all electric!

    • It has almost nothing to do with that platform. The last model to ride on that platform in the US was the SS sedan from Chevy.

  • That is Bad to the Bone , it looks like GM has scored again,super bad...........................

  • I like that color, but the look is very mild-mannered compared to the last CTS-V, particularly when you see the Blackwing in person. Very subtle, but good if you're into the Q-ship thing.

  • It won’t be long now, these hot rod Caddy’s will be roaming the streets and terrorizing the local tracks. I’m looking forward to rowing the gears and hearing the snap , crackle and pop from the exhaust on down shifts. Hopefully it will be like a shark stalking it’s prey in freshwater , P.S. guys check your mirrors because the Caddy’s on your 6 and about to blow your doors off.

  • I’m ordering mine his name Big Red “Run”Run” Secretariat!!!! Run”” 668 HP!! I will let Hennessy Bump it up to 1000 HP? Nah!!! I’ll take him just like that from GM!!!

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