The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a hugely appealing automobile, with a supercharged V8 heartbeat, corner-carving handling, and all the usual luxury goodness expected of a model carrying the Caddy crest. It’s a pretty sweet combo – so sweet, in fact, General Motors President Mark Reuss says he went ahead and bought one for himself.
During a recent interview with the Cars and Culture podcast, Reuss discussed which cars in the current GM portfolio could be considered future collectibles. In his response, Reuss said that he recently purchased a new 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
Interestingly, Reuss says he had to sell two of his cars to purchase his new 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. The GM President said that he typically likes to experience a car and move on, and won’t necessarily keep cars “forever.” However, when it comes to his new CT5-V Blackwing, Reuss expects to keep it “for a long time.”
“This will kind of be the last gen of the [V Series] internal combustion engine car,” Reuss said. “That’s very special, what I have sitting in my garage,” he added.
Unfortunately, due to the recent change in the weather, Reuss says his new performance sedan has just 340 miles on it, which is below the 500-mile threshold to fully break-in the engine. After the 500-mile break-in period, the car’s redline is increased, releasing the V8’s full potential.
Check out the interview below, and skip ahead to the 34-minute mark to hear Reuss talk about his new 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing:
As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing features the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, the same V8 found in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, C7-generation Chevy Corvette Z06, and Chevy Camaro ZL1. When cradled by the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the LT4 produces 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, all of which reaches the rear wheels through either the GM six-speed manual transmission, or the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.