It was a bittersweet moment when Cadillac launched the CT4-V and CT5-V at the end of May last year, while news of two hot sedan enthusiasts attracted some more performance. After all, the larger of the two cars is only 355 hp, while the CTS-V it replaces had a strong 640 hp hit. The situation is similar with his younger brother, considering that the CT4-V has an output of 320 hp, far from the 464 hp of the old ATS-V.
The luxury brand from GM only waited a few days to solve this problem by announcing even more popular versions that are above the normal V-models. Cadillac has confirmed the myriad rumors of the two high-performance cars that have the suffix “Blackwing” and a manual transmission.
The company is not currently ready to provide technical details, but we know that the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing have managed to cut lap times achieved by ATS-V and CTS-V by seconds in recent tests. At Virginia International Circuit. Cadillac says these full V-models will be available in limited quantities with “specially tuned chassis, vehicle and engine control technologies”.
If we rely on the rumor mill, it is believed that Blackwing cars are also offered with a ten-speed automatic transmission. The meanest CT4-V is said to have a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6, while the CT5-V in the flagship spec depends on a charged 6.2-liter V8, and both on the ATS-V and CTS- come. V.
In other words, the high-end versions of the CT4 and CT5 are unlikely to use the real Blackwing engine under the hood of the short-lived CT6-V, where the 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 has a healthy one produces 550 hp. As Cadillac came and went about the fate of the Blackwing, a company spokesman told us earlier this month that there are currently no plans to install the engine in other cars.
The luxury brand, a leader in the CT4-V and CT5-V, mentions that all Blackwing cars will be “the pinnacle of Cadillac performance, craftsmanship and technology”.