The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing features a dual-mode exhaust as standard, which opens or closes exhaust flaps based on the drive mode setting: Stealth and Tour, in which the flaps are closed, or Sport and Track, in which the flaps are open. We recently published a video that gives us a closer look at how the car’s exhaust sounds in the different settings with this Summit White 2022 CT4-V Blackwing model as the star. It’s decked out in both carbon fiber packages (Carbon Fiber Package 1 and Carbon Fiber Package 2) along with the optional Satin Graphite wheels and dark quad trapezoidal exhaust tips, all of which compliment the white finish quite nicely.
With the flaps closed, the car doesn’t really sound all that aggressive, which is fine for two reasons. First, it’s the base level setting. Second, a quiet option is always needed.
When the exhaust flaps are open in Track or Sport modes, the true character of the CT4-V Blackwing really shines through. There’s more depth, more of a boom, and perhaps most importantly, there’re more turbo noises and crackles.
As a reminder, the lovely exhaust note is created by the twin-turbocharged 3.6L LF4 V6, which produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. With the utilization of the Global B electrical architecture creating quite an obstacle for aftermarket tuners, we don’t expect to see any CT4-V Blackwing models equipped with catless downpipes in the immediate future, though it’s probably only a matter of time.
Until then, we expect to see many aftermarket exhaust options for this ultra-high-performance small luxury sedan, which should uncork that beefy twin-turbo V6 a bit more and allow it to move air a little more freely. That may not result in any significant performance enhancements, but it will certainly make it a more raw and visceral experience so long as the pre-programmed pops don’t ruin it.
In any case, hit play on the embedded video below to experience the virtual sights and sounds of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.
Despite sales increasing by 56 percent. Finally, unique badging for the super sedans.
CT4-V Blackwing News
Despite sales increasing by 56 percent.
Finally, unique badging for the super sedans.