A few weeks ago, Cadillac Society brought you exclusive renderings of the upcoming Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing. Today, we’re back at it with renderings of its bigger brother – the CT5-V Blackwing.
At the front, we gave our CT5-V Blackwing a more aggressive front fascia with a larger upper grille. It also has unique black aero bars housed within the lower fascia and side intakes. Besides a more aggressive appearance, the changes will also aid the super sedan in sucking in more air for cooling the supercharged V8 that will be under its hood, while also cooling off what we expect to be massive brakes.
Our Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing rendering also features flared fenders that house a set of black multi-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in sticky rubber with wide dimensions, delivering an aggressive stance as well as the necessary contact to put its power to the ground. We also added a set of air extractors behind the front wheels – which we have seen in prior CT5-V Blackwing spy shots.
Note that an air extractor on the hood is absent, and that’s very much on purpose: as of this writing, not a single CT5-V Blackwing prototype we’ve seen has had the feature, though it might show up as part of an optional track or aero package.
At the rear, our Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing features a pronounced spoiler extended from the trunk lid, plus a black diffuser element housing four trapezoidal exhaust tips.
Various V-Series badges are present for good measure, including on the front fenders and at the rear. The production model might also have a V-Series Blackwing badge on the front grille.
When it launches sometimes next year, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will feature a version of the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4) used in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, where it made 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Two transmission options will be on offer – a six-speed manual as well as Caddy’s new 10-speed automatic.
In addition, the super sedan will have a more potent suspension system, bigger brakes, and a very throaty exhaust note. Unfortunately, the CT5-V Blackwing as well as the CT4-V Blackwing were slightly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the grand scheme of things, that will be a relatively minor bump in the road.
We’ll have more on the CT5-V Blackwing soon, so be sure to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac CT5 news and around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage.
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Here is some food for thought….
I recently drove a 2020 Camaro ZL1 1LE with the Corvette LT4 650 hp. engine. It has 20 inch wheels all around with 305’s on the front and 315’s rear. An all carbon fiber high mount wing on the back and ground effects winglets on the front. 10 speed auto, beautiful interior and exterior, a very impressive hot rod. And…….a window sticker of $76,000+. I could have bought it that day for $67,000……No doubt it really is a two passenger car…
Enter the CT5V Blackwing. Also really a two passenger car. I know, because I’ve driven a CT5. The Blackwing will have the same engine as the ZL1. Smaller wheels and tires, no REAL rear wing, a comparable interior, not an overly impressive one. But what will the Blackwing cost??? Remember, the CTS V was $95,000-$105,000+.. ….Do you think the CT5V Blackwing will be around $90,000+? I’ll take the Camaro….Hotter looking and faster!
Enjoy your Camaro, John.
First of all, the CT5 has gobs of rear seat room, yet you somehow characterize it as a “two-passenger car”, which it’s not. By that token, every D-segment sedan like the BMW 3 Series and MB C-Class is also a two-passenger car in your book, right? Of course not.
Second, the CT5-V Blackwing will appeal to a very different kind of buyer than the ZL1, in much the same way that a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG appeals to a different customer than a Camaro ZL1. If one has to explain the difference, then I just won’t waste my time.
Blackwing models will have unique wider front fenders. From the spy photos, they appear similar to how Mercedes flares the AMG C and E class. I’m loving that look!
Cadillac continues to disappoint. The line up is really lacking and pathetic… Luxury that is rudderless. Look at Mercedes’ line up and compare what Cad has… while this car will be impressive in many regards its just not going to move the needle at all. Yet ANOTHER swing and miss for GM. GM Sr Mgt and Cadillac Sr Mgt should all be fired, they continue to waste resources and the brand is absolutely no where compared to 10 years ago… pathetic.
So you haven’t seen the car, haven’t seen any specs and haven’t seen anything related to its commercial performance… and are calling it a failure. That’s the pathetic part.
This is another Cadillac debacle… overpriced, over hyped and if I’m going to drive a vehicle with a Chevy engine, then I’ll buy a Chevy at a third the cost!
Looks like I’ll buy German!
In much like the CTS-V was a “debacle” or “overpriced” or “overhyped”… right? Oh way, the CTS-V handed the Germans their own a$$ses… while doing laps around them.
Not a single German car in this segment will be able to match the CT5-V BW. Just the power and torque alone will blow away the M3/M4, C65 AMG and RS5… plus, the Caddy won’t have any of those reliability gremlins that the Germans include in their cars. But hey, that’s a feature, right?
By the way, how are those skinny little tires of the C63 AMG doing? It runs 245 in the front and 265 in the back… that’s like toy car sizes. And how is that nose-heavy Audi “quattro” system doing? Understeering for the win, eh? Oh, and let’s not forget the M3, a car that can’t even beat its own predecessor, despite being a new model.
Yeah… let’s just call your comment what it is: German fanboy bull$hit on a stick.
What would be considered as the Blackwing’s competition?
Mercedes-AMG GT 63S?
BMW M8 Gran Coupe?
Porsche Panamera Turbo?
If so, the Blackwing should outperform all three on paper… Then there is the price.
Being that GM has bestowed an identity crisis upon the CT5-V – it’s an E segment vehicle in size but D segment in pricing – it’s got a lot of ground to cover. Whether it’s punching above or down, the current M5 and E63 AMG S already have AWD and the upcoming M3 will be AWD and next C63 AMG is slated to have it.
Front end looks pretty good although i feel it could use a touch more aggression, maybe slightly bigger front splitter. Think the hood needs some extractors in there for aesthetics too. I wonder if they ever tried fitting the LT5 in there. If so and it was a no-go then i’m assuming it was either because of its width and/or height and if it was a no-go only because of height then i wonder if they tried a shorter blower and then they would have to resculpt the hood to make clearance for it or better yet have it peak through the hood like it does with the ZR1!
I have Owned a bmw and 2 Mercedes. I now own a 3.6 ATS and it is twice the car of the German crap. Both Mercedes spent more time in the shop than on the road and my sisters bmw lol😂 is a joke. I am 67 yo and have had more cars than most people have birthdays. It’s CADILLAC ALL THE WAY
I think they should put the LT5 engine in the CT5-V Blackwing and at least offer AWD.