The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is an absolute beast of a machine, dropping in as the most track-capable production vehicle to ever wear the Caddy crest. Now and for the next several days, GM Authority will be behind the wheel of this beast.
Production of the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing takes place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. The stars of the show are the performance-tuned chassis and suspension, underpinned by the renowned Alpha platform, as well as the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, the same powerplant found in the third-gen Cadillac CTS-V, C7 Chevy Corvette Z06, and Chevy Camaro ZL1. Under the hood of the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the LT4 is rated at 668 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 659 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm.
Outside, our tester 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is covered in Infrared Tintcoat paint, a stunning hue offered as a premium upgrade for $1,225. The exterior also boasts the Carbon Fiber 1 Package ($4,100), which adds in composite pieces like a new splitter, front wheel well deflectors, and a rear extra spoiler, as well as the Carbon Fiber 2 Package ($5,230), which adds in composite pieces like a new grille header, rocker moldings, and a rear valence diffuser.
Inside, our Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing boasts Sky Cool Gray Upholstery with Jet Black accents and Full Semi-Aniline leather seats, another optional upgrade, priced at $6,090. Standard spec throws in a 10-inch multi-touch HD color screen with voice recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three USB ports, and a suite of connected apps. Passenger and driver will enjoy the High-performance front bucket seats. Further interior details include a Sueded Microfiber Wrapped Interior Trim Package, standard Black seat belts, a Cabin Air Ionizer, and the Parking Package, which includes a Rear Camera Mirror, Rear Pedestrian Alert.
Our tester is also running the six-speed manual transmission, although alternatively the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing can be had with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Output is routed exclusively to the rear tires, with 19-inch Polished/Dark Android finish aluminum alloy wheels equipped as standard. High-performance summer-only tires also also standard. Finally, our tester is fitted with Carbon Ceramic Brakes matched to Cross-Drilled Rotors, an optional extra that costs $9,000. Ours also has the red brake calipers, although the uprated brakes can also be had with blue calipers or bronze calipers.
The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing starts at $83,995, while our tester is $98,050. With a $1,395 destination freight charge, the final total is $99,445.
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