One of the new available options offered on the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is Enclosed Shipping, which ensures the vehicle is transported to the dealership in an enclosed trailer, shielding it from the elements. Rather expectedly, this option will only be available to buyers in the 48 contiguous states, with complex logistics and high costs likely preventing enclosed shipping to either Alaska or Hawaii.
The enclosed shipping carrier option for the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is tagged with RPO code XES and will have a differing price based on the distance between the destination dealer and the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. This option will ensure the vehicle is shipped on a transport truck with an enclosed trailer, rather than on a traditional trailer out in the open. Many new vehicles are shipped with protective film to prevent paint damage, but this option provides an extra layer of protection for Blackwing buyers who want to ensure their new performance sedan arrives in perfect condition.
GM Authority confirmed with Cadillac that Enclosed Shipping will be included as standard for all CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary edition units, however buyers of this model in Alaska and Hawaii will obviously not be able to capitalize on it. The 120th Anniversary Edition debuted earlier this year as a limited-production variant of the high-performance sedan, bearing a few unique touches as a nod to Cadillac’s 120th birthday, including branded sill plates, a B-pillar-mounted builder’s plaque, and more. Production will be limited to 120 units.
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is motivated by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the rear wheels via either the GM six-speed manual or the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Under the body panels, the CT5-V Blackwing rides on the GM Alpha 2 platform. Production takes place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.