As the most track-capable production vehicles to ever wear the Caddy crest, the two Cadillac Blackwing sedans, including the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, declare their go-fast intentions with a host of upgraded aesthetic bits and aero enhancements. Despite this, neither of the Cadillac Blackwing sedans offer carbon fiber mirror caps. The question is – should they?
For those who may be unaware, the two Cadillac Blackwing sedans both offer several Carbon Fiber packages that upgrade the exterior styling with oodles of tasty composite components. Just a few of the highlights of these packages include a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber front dive planes, a carbon fiber extra aero spoiler, and a carbon fiber rear valence diffuser, among others.
Unfortunately, none of the packages on offer include carbon fiber mirror caps. This is particularly noteworthy when comparing the two Cadillac Blackwing sedans to similar vehicles from Cadillac’s European rivals. For example, the Audi RS5 offers carbon fiber mirror caps with the $5,500 Black optic carbon package, the Mercedes-AMG E53 offers carbon fiber mirror caps with the $1,750 AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, and the BMW M3 Sedan offers carbon fiber mirror caps with the $4,700 M Carbon Exterior Package.
So then, why not the Cadillac Blackwing sedans? The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing are both optional with a long list of carbon fiber extras, and yet, composite mirror caps are still somehow missing.
As a reminder, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, while the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 V8 gasoline engine, rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. Both Cadillac Blackwing sedans ride on the GM Alpha 2 platform, and both are produced at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.
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