While it may not draw as much attention as its big brother, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing offers almost as much class and performance as the CT5-V Blackwing. Slightly lighter and more nimble, as well as less expensive, this Cadillac supersedan is quite capable of delivering breathtaking performance both on and off the track. Now, Car and Driver has named the CT4-V Blackwing to its 2023 10Best list.
As a repeat winner, the CT4-V Blackwing makes the list for much of the same reasons as its brethren. Car and Driver commended the sedan’s chassis and steering dynamics, along with the available manual transmission and massive Brembo brakes. Of particular praise was the CT4-V Blackwing’s ability to serve as a daily commuter as well as a track monster, thanks in part to its Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
To name vehicles to this list, Car and Driver separated cars from trucks and SUVs, and will award the latter next month. Additionally, every vehicle on the list has to go on sale by January 31st and be cheaper than $110,000. After driving every vehicle that fits these criteria, each car is ranked on a scale of zero to 100, with the 10-highest averages named to the 10Best list.
As a reminder, 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing is powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, churning out 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque sent through the rear wheels exclusively. Under the skin, the Caddy rides on the GM Alpha 2 platform.
Production takes place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan alongside the standard Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT4-V, the Cadillac CT5 and CT5-V, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and the Chevy Camaro.