The advanced semi-autonomous driver assist technology is available as part of the Super Cruise 2 package (RPO code WKA), which includes Super Cruise (UKL) and leather-wrapped Super Cruise steering wheel (N30).
It’s worth noting that Super Cruise is only available in conjunction with the optional 10-speed automatic transmission, and is not offered with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. In addition to the Super Cruise 2 package, customers must opt for the Driver Assist Package (Y5Y) as well as the Parking Package (Y6L) in order to obtain the semi-autonomous driver assist feature. Pricing for Super Cruise on the CT5-V Blackwing has yet to be revealed.
Super Cruise is also available on the “regular” Cadillac CT5 models in Premium Luxury or Sport trims, as well as on the CT5-V. The technology is not offered at all on the base Luxury trim. This has been the case for the preceding model year. However, Super Cruise for the CT5 luxury sedan is currently under constraint as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. With that in mind, finding a CT5-V Blackwing equipped with Super Cruise might ultimately prove to be quite the challenge, given that finding a Blackwing is the equivalent of looking for a needle in a haystack, while the constraints related to Super Cruise complicate matters further.
Regardless, the addition of Super Cruise to the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is particularly interesting, considering that the tech was not offered for the 2022 model year. As GM Authority reported over a year ago, Super Cruise was excluded from the V-Series Blackwing sedans since they’re each designed to be a “driver’s car.” In other words, Cadillac assumed that buyers of the CT4-V Blackwing or CT5-V Blackwing were interested in a thrilling driving experience and didn’t care much for autonomous driving capabilities. Now, though, there seems to have been a shift in the logic behind that decision.
Riding on the GM Alpha 2 platform, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing harnesses the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 motor rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. Production for the 2023 model year began on July 18th at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.