The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing adds four new exterior colors to its palette: Argent Silver Metallic, Midnight Steel Metallic, Maverick Noir Frost, and Radiant Red Tintcoat. Here’s our first look at the new Red hue.
- Summit White
- Black Raven
- Blaze Orange Metallic
- Wave Metallic
- Electric Blue
- Rift Metallic
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
- Argent Silver Metallic (new for 2023)
- Midnight Steel Metallic (new for 2023)
- Maverick Noir Frost (new for 2023)
The Radiant Red Tintcoat color is an extra-cost item that adds an additional $1,225 to the price of the luxury sedan and can be combined with all interior colorways.
For reference, here are all three available interior colorways offered on the 2023 CT5-V Blackwing:
- Jet Black with Jet Black accents
- Natural Tan with Jet Black accents
- Sky Cool Gray with Jet Black accents
The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing arrives with just a handful of changes and updates over the 2022 model, including a new Driver Assist Package as standard and an optional Bronze Accent Package. The most notable changes include the addition of the vaunted GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system to the options list, which was previously unavailable on the Blackwing. It also gets a new standard vehicle wrap as an alternative to the available enclosed shipping carrier option. Moreover, the 2023 CT5-V Blackwing comes in a new 120th Anniversary Edition to commemorate the founding of the luxury marque in 1902. The release of the special edition follows last year’s Collector Series, which stands apart from the rest of the lineup as the first 250 CT5-V Blackwing units produced.
The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. The GM six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the 10-speed auto is optional – both exclusively feeding the rear wheels.
Car and Driver named the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing to its 2023 10Best cars list. “The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the greatest sports sedan on sale today,” the editors proclaimed, “if not of all time.”
The Cadillac CT5 rides on the GM Alpha 2 platform, which is shared with the Cadillac CT4. Production kicked off at the GM Lansing Grand River plant on July 18th, 2022. Production of the 2024 model year will start on July 10th, 2023.