With a high-powered turbocharged heart and a full complement of track-ready components, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing isn’t short on drama. That said, customers can up the ante even further with the new Track Edition models, offered as special, limited-production variants with even more visual punch. Now, GM Authority is spotlighting the 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Watkins Glen IMSA Edition.
In total, Cadillac is offering three different CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition models, each of which is named after an iconic American racetrack. The CT4-V Blackwing Watkins Glen IMSA Edition will be the first of the three to be produced, with production scheduled to take place between October and December of this year. Like the other two Track Edition models, production will be limited to 99 units.
Tagged with RPO code ZLE, the 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Watkins Glen IMSA Edition adds in a variety of aesthetic upgrades for the exterior and interior. These include (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Electric Blue exterior color (GMO)
- Jet Black with Signet accents (E2B) or Jet Black with Sky Cool Gray accents (E2G) with Carbon Fiber seatbacks
- Twenty-Two Carbon Fiber center console trim
- Wave Metallic mirror caps
- B-pillar plate including unique serialization
- Decal Package (B6O)
- Carbon Fiber 1 Package (CFZ)
- Carbon Fiber 2 Package (CFV)
- Torch Red seat belts (709)
- Performance steering wheel (BTH)
- Front sill plate door cover (C3Q)
- Blue wheel center cap (5ZF)
- Black wheel locks (SPZ)
- Black lug nuts (SPY)
- Blue calipers (J6B)
- Decal Package (B6O)
To note, the Track Edition also requires the Climate Package (RPO code Y6F).
The new 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition models got a full reveal in July. Pricing information for the new special edition models is still forthcoming, but, as GM Authority covered recently, pricing for the “standard” 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is now $1,500 more expensive than equivalent 2022 model-year vehicles, starting at $61,890 for models equipped with the GM six-speed manual transmission, and $65,065 for models equipped with the optional GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Both prices include the destination freight charge ($1,395).
Under the hood, the 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition models feature the same twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine as the “standard” CT4-V Blackwing, rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. The CT4 rides on the GM Alpha 2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.