Bit aghast by the somewhat bottomward on ability CT4-V and CT5-V models Cadillac launched for 2020? Don’t diaphoresis it as the automaker is advancing able fire-breathing breed to the 464-horsepower ATS-V and 640-hp CTS-V.
Prototypes for hardcore CT4-V and CT5-V were teased during aftermost year’s IndyCar’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, and in April Cadillac assuredly accepted the cars would backpack the Blackwing designation—and affection accessible chiral transmissions.
Both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are due in showrooms abutting summer as 2022 models.
The Blackwing name aboriginal appeared on the Cadillac-exclusive 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that at present has alone featured in the now-discontinued CT6. The agent isn’t accepted to affection in the hardcore CT4-V and CT5-V, though.
Instead, the CT4-V Blackwing is accepted to backpack a new turbocharged V-6 with over 400 hp while the CT5-V Blackwing is accepted to appear with the accustomed LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that was adapted to the old CTS-V, area it delivered 640 hp. As mentioned, chiral transmissions accept been confirmed. The another should be a 10-speed automatic. All-wheel drive could be offered, possibly as a accepted feature.
The cars are additionally accepted to appear with General Motors’ Global B electrical architectonics which supports over-the-air updates and high-performance computer processing but could be a cephalalgia for the aftermarket scene.
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Judging by our latest spy shots and antecedent teasers, the Blackwing models will account from added advancing aero and upgraded wheels, tires and brakes. No agnosticism the abeyance will additionally be added to reflect the track-focused attributes of the cars. The auto on the CT5-V Blackwing ancestor admeasurement 19 inches in bore and affection Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires barometer a compact 275/35 up advanced and 305/30 at the rear.
Cadillac has said both will affection track-tuned anatomy benefiting from new agent ascendancy technologies. Cadillac additionally said testing of prototypes at Virginia International Raceway has apparent the cars carrying faster lap times than the ATS-V and CTS-V. In some of the beforehand shots you can see engineers application a previous-generation BMW M5 as a criterion for the CT5-V. The top acceleration is accepted to beat 200 mph.
For spy shots of the CT4-V Blackwing, bang here.