The Cadillac CT5-V made its debut back in May, becoming the mid-level sporty model as part of the luxury brand’s two-tier V-Series strategy. Now that we know what that’s all about, our attention has shifted to the next-level CT5-V performance model, which will likely be called the CT5-V Blackwing. Based on recently-captured spy video footage of prototypes undergoing testing, it would seem that the super sedan will continue to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps by housing a supercharged V8 powerplant under its hood.
The exhaust note heard in this clip sounds awfully similar to that of the supercharged LT4 V8 engine, which can be found under the hood of the now-discontinued CTS-V, where it makes 640 horsepower and 640 pound-foot of torque. If the same LT4 is used in the CT5-V Blackwing, it will be very interesting to see how the model compares to the CTS-V it indirectly replaces. We expect that the results will be indicative of the many improvements of the new CT5, including the all-new Alpha II platform, all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, and updated suspension.
Prior to our finding of this video footage, rumors have pointed to the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing using the familiar supercharged 6.2-liter V8 LT4 engine, albeit with more power. Specifically, Motor Trend reporter Jonny Lieberman has stated that the motor will make 670 horsepower, or 30 more than it made in the CTS-V. Lieberman also believes this model will not even have the Blackwing moniker altogether, which is contrary to what our sources told us in the beginning of the year.
We hope that Cadillac pulls back the covers on this new super sedan sooner rather than later. Until then, subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac CT5 news and around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage.
Sounds great. I Hope they have upgraded the quality of their electronic components.
Any chance for awd?
All made right before 5 pm on a Friday. Nice looking yes. Zero Quality and reliability
Noticing a consistent pattern in your comments being very much anti-Cadillac. Hater or troll, which one are ya?
Had Cadis for 35 years. The last 2 were deemed NYS lemons the latter broke down 23 times. Brand new ATS performance 53G
Unheard of to get stuck that many times
They could care less. My loyalty meant nothing. Horrible outfit, sorry to say
Get out of this post. You add noting worth reading, showing you limited mentality.
I hope they make a two-door again
All much ado about nothing. With the demise of their best sedan in decades, the CT6, in January, that only leaves these two mediocre sedans as their car inventory, and they simply will not sell in volumes enough to support their existance,as I, for one, have no interest in a SMALL Cadillac sedan. That leaves only SUV’s for Cadillac, and with them consistently coming in last in the auto mag comparison tests. we are probably seeing the beginning of the end of Cadillac, as a brand after 120 years…(2022/2023). Gone in a 7 month period, the ATS, CTS, XTS, and CT6. The only autos that will be in Cadillac showrooms come next year will be the CT4, and CT5, and they will not make it to the CT5V+ stage…….
I attribute this to bad management of the brand. They simply consistently made one bad decision after another over the last 10 years.
Eventually, the lust for SUV’s, will wane. Nothing lasts forever, and Cadillac has no vision for the future with all their eggs in SUV PHEV’s. I, and many other Cadillac sedan buyers, have no interest in this.
When I think of Cadillac, I think of a big, luxury, automobile. Like CT6, like Escala, like Ciel, like Elmiraj. I do not think of a truck/SUV, built on a Suburban Chassis, that you have to crawl UP into, and step down out of.
Unless you have specific and reliable info, the future of the CT6 is still unknown.
There is no specific reliable info about the future of the CT6… they are using it as leverage against the UAW.
John’s entire comment is much ado about nothing.
Also, the CT5 ain’t that small. Also, the V+/blackwing versions are already 85% through development. John must have no clue how development works to eat things like they won’t make it to production. Whatever. Hot air Johnny is what we call him.
The “Much ado about nothing” is your post. It’s longer than the article!
Exactly Greg! Spot on!
A lexus troll for sure.