Last week, an exclusive GM Authority report brought you news that the 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will receive a midcycle enhancement, otherwise known as a refresh, consisting of updates to the front fascia as well as the interior. Today, our spies captured a prototype of this very vehicle undergoing testing, giving us an early look at the changes in store for the super sedan.
At the front, this 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing prototype is wearing a set of new headlights, which feature a new shape. The LED cluster responsible for the primary forward lighting element is wider than it was on the pre-refresh models, similar to the headlight on the Cadillac CT6. Additionally, the headlight cluster now features an uninterrupted vertical lighting signature, replacing the two-part signature seen currently.
The side of the prototype does not seem to have any updates, carrying over the styling from the pre-refreshed model. That includes the somewhat controversial C-pillar treatment, which some have likened to that of the Honda Accord.
The rear end does not seem to have any changes either, carrying over the overall design as well as details like the tail lights, rear valance and exhaust treatment.
Though our spies didn’t capture it, the refreshed CT5-V Blackwing will also get a substantial improvement to the cockpit, adding a large screen to span the instrument cluster and center stack. The treatment will be very similar to what we see in the Cadillac Lyriq as well as the refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4.
It’s worth noting that the CT5-V Blackwing launched two model years after the “regular” CT5 and CT5-V did. As such, the Blackwing update will arrive just two model years after the CT5-V Blackwing launched for the 2022 model year. When it does launch, it will represent the first time that GM has carried out a refresh to a range-topping V-Series model model in at least a decade.
As a reminder, the current Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing cradles the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is rated at 668 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 659 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm. Output is sent exclusively to the rear wheels by way of a standard six-speed manual transmission co-developed with Tremec, while the GM 10-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Under the body panels, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing rides on the GM Alpha 2 platform, with production taking place at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. Production of the 2024 Cadillac CT5 range is expected to kick off in July.
In addition to introducing a refresh for the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the 2024 model year is also expected to usher in a refresh for the “regular” Cadillac CT5 lineup, as GM Authority exclusively reported last October.