Cadillac’s been quietly creating two track-focused efficiency automobiles that, in response to the newest press launch, ought to be arriving on seller heaps on the finish of this summer season.
And if our calculations are right (checks watch), meaning proper about now.
What Are the Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V Blackwing Sedans?
Born out of the profitable Cadillac Racing program, the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing are excessive efficiency luxurious automobiles that characteristic a number of track-ready enhancements, and (GASP!) each come normal with a Tremec six-speed handbook transmission and LuK twin-disc clutch. (It’s also possible to go for a 10-speed computerized should you don’t wish to row your personal.)
Cadillac’s making fairly a reputation for itself in efficiency circles these days—a pattern that began with its LS-powered RWD CTS-V sedan (AND WAGON!) over a decade in the past. The earliest Cadillac CTS-Vs ran a 5.7L LS6, later variations acquired the 6.0 LS2 and ultimately the identical 6.2L LSA used within the Camaro ZL1.
These Blackwings additionally signify the final of the gasoline-powered V-Collection Cadillacs. The corporate has beforehand introduced that every one future V-series vehicles will likely be electrical automobiles.
Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V Blackwing Engines, HP, Torque & Different Key Particulars
The CT4-V is barely smaller than the CT5-V, about 5 inches shorter and three inches narrower.
Whereas each automobiles are rear-wheel drive, they don’t share powerplants. Underneath the hood of the CT4-V is a twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 that’s making 472 horsepower and 445 lb.-ft. of torque.
The bigger CT5-V will get a 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 from GM’s LT household. The LT4 cranks out a eye-popping 668 horsepower and 659 lb.-ft. of torque. (And should you’re preserving tabs at residence, that makes it essentially the most highly effective manufacturing Cadillac engine ever made.) Every Cadillac LT4 engine is hand-built at GM’s Bowling Inexperienced manufacturing facility and comes with a numbered and signed engine builder’s plate.
Each automobiles get performance-oriented suspension tuning, magnetic journey management, and an digital limited-slip differential normal too.
As you’d anticipate, the Blackwing automobiles get a track-tailored exterior makeover as properly, however Cadillac’s clear that it’s greater than an look bundle. As an example, the CT4-V wears loads of carbon-fiber aero bits to realize what Cadillac says is the “highest stage of aerodynamic downforce ever produced by a Cadillac V-Collection manufacturing automotive.” Heck, even the Blackwings’ distinctive mesh grilles have been optimized for higher airflow.
Every automotive additionally wears staggered Brembo six-piston calipers in entrance and four-pot calipers out again.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V Blackwing Efficiency
OK, so tarmac-tearing energy and slippery aero kits apart, what’ll these automobiles do?
Cadillac estimates the CT4-V Blackwing will high out round 189 mph and can sprint from zero-to-sixty in 3.8 seconds.
And it will get even higher with the CT5-V. Cadillac says that, flat-out, the larger Blackwing ought to high 200 mph, and can beat its stablemate’s zero-to-sixty time with a 3.7-second run.
2022 Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V Blackwing Availability
Whereas Cadillac makes it clear that most of the preliminary manufacturing run automobiles have already been pre-ordered, there are nonetheless a number of obtainable. You will get extra particulars right here: