The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing produces a mean, defined exhaust note thanks to its tried-and-true supercharged V8 engine. GM Authority recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of this high-performance luxury sedan, which provided us with the chance to demonstrate its aggressive-sounding exhaust.
Our video demonstrating the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing exhaust shows the system with the exhaust valves both opened and closed. The sedan comes standard with a dual-mode exhaust, which has internal valves that can either be fully open or fully closed, allowing the user to adjust the exhaust sound from inside the cabin. The exhaust flaps are closed in Stealth, Tour, and Wet/Weather modes and remain open in Sport or Track modes. It’s also possible to control the position of the exhaust flaps individually from the internal menus, or by switching the vehicle into V Mode or My Mode.
As our video shows, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing already has a fairly aggressive exhaust note with the valves closed, producing a refined burble at idle and a rather loud roar under throttle. Once the valves are open, though, the car truly comes awake, producing a bass-filled V8 boom followed by a symphony of crackles, bangs and pops. Our video also demonstrates how the exhaust sounds during a low speed fly-by with the valves open while the car is in Sport mode.
This performance four-door comes standard with the supercharged 6.2L LT4 V8 gasoline engine, which is rated at 668 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 659 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, while the GM 10-speed automatic is available for a price premium. Our test vehicle used to film this video was equipped with the six-speed manual.
Check out the video embedded below to hear the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing cold start and rev in both of its available exhaust modes.