The CT4-V Blackwing is not a slouch, either
Cadillac may be on the verge of turning into one All-electric brand, But this has not yet been done with piston-power.
The luxury automaker has unveiled new high-performance versions of its CT4 and CT5 sedans.
Released under the name Blackwing and designed to compete with the likes of the BMW M3 and M5, the cars are the successors to the ATS-V and CTS-V which were discontinued in 2018 and 2019.
The compact CT4-V Blackwing features a 472 hp 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 while the midsize CT5-V Blackwing gets a 668 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8 which is the most powerful engine to fill under the Cadillac hood.
Cadillac said the CT4 should be capable of delivering 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph, while the CT5 can do that in 3.7 seconds with a sprint exceeding 200 mph. Can do at maximum velocity.
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Those figures apply to cars equipped with the available 10-speed automatic transmission, but both are standard with a six-speed manual. They also get GM’s magnetic ride control active suspension and uniquely designed high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
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Cadillac’s Super Cruise Hands-Off Driver Assistance System will not be offered, despite its availability in other CT4 and CT5 models. A brand spokesperson said this is because it does not fit the Blackwing ethos.
Order books open this summer for $ 59,990 for the CT4-V Blackwing and $ 84,990 for the CT5-V Blackwing.