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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing To Feature Wider Tires Than Outgoing CTS-V

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing To Feature Wider Tires Than Outgoing CTS-V

The upcoming, 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will wear wider tires than the outgoing Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac Society has learned.

Caddy’s upcoming super sedan will ride on 275/35-19 tires at the front and 305/30-19 tires out back. By comparison, the third-generation CTS-V, which was produced from the 2016 thru the 2019 model years and was quite the capable missile, rode on 265/35-19 and 295/30-19, front to back.

For those keeping track, that makes the Blackwing’s tires 10mm (0.39in) wider than those on the CTS-V, which the CT5-V Blackwing will indirectly replace.

Front Rear
2016-2019 CTS-V 265/35-19 295/30-19
2022 CT5-V Blackwing 275/35-19 305/30-19

The wider tires will enable the CT5-V Blackwing to have a bigger contact patch with the pavement, which should theoretically result in improvements to the car’s traction and handling, in turn resulting in a more control during high-performance driving.

In addition, the meatier rear tires should be more adept at putting the vehicle’s expected 600+ horsepower to the ground. At least one of the tires on offer should be the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S – an all-around performance tire.

As officially announced by Cadillac last week, a set of 19-inch Magnesium wheels with a satin bronze finish and a complex, multi-spoke design will be offered as an option on the CT5-V Blackwing as well as its smaller brother, the CT4-V Blackwing. We expect the standard wheels to be the black units seen in various spy photos as well as in Cadillac’s official teaser.

The Magnesium wheels will reduce the overall weight of the vehicle, resulting in further improvements to handling, especially when paired with the wider tires. According to Cadillac, the decision to offer the Mag wheels was inspired by the championship-winning Cadillac DPi-V.R race car.

The CT5-V Blackwing will use a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine similar to the one in the third-gen CTS-V, where it made 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. All of those horses will run through a 10-speed automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual transmission. The 2022 CT5-V Blackwing is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2021, after being delayed by several months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will have more info on the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing soon, and invite you to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac CT5 news and around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage.


  1. Please, just release it already!

    • Why, so you can then complain about how long it’s taking for them to launch it?

      If it’s not ready, it’s not ready. Did you not catch the bit about the COVID?

      • See, that’s the problem with online commenting. There’s always some doofus who totally misses the point and responds with a rant that makes him look stupid.

        • The problem with online commenting are armchair CEOs like LLK that think they know something, while spewing straight garbage.

          It will be released once it’s ready.

          • The only thing I said was “Please,just release it already!” How that’s “garbage” or an “armchair ceo” only makes sense to you Homer. As an enthusiast I’m anxious to see it, as are many other enthusiasts. “It will be released when it’s ready.” Well a big DUH! Gee, who knew? Thanks Homer, for setting us straight with your brilliant insight…

  2. Yeah… the Covid! Ruined damn everything!!!

    • Less than 1/2 inch wider? I am not an automotive engineer but I would not have thought that small of a change would make any real difference.

  3. Besides that… you don’t need these fugly CT5 V models for that kind of performance! I have a 2015 CTS V coupe, that came with 556hp 551ft lbs of torque and with just a Borla Hi flow cat Xpipe, Borla touring axle back, Airraid intake, ported blower and snout with 2.55 pulley change and tune and I make 635hp 635ft lbs and eat stock new ones for Bfast! Plus handles better due to Eibach sport lowering springs on the magnaride suspension!!! Next I’ll do the springs and valves with ported heads and easy 707hp and 701ft lbs.

    • Or, just drop a Dodge 707HP crate-engine in it! (Since you specifically mentioned “707HP”! Just say’en…. (No rant please.)

  4. My gut is telling me the CT5-V Blackwing will have a supercharged version of the new LT2… Whatever GM decides to call that engine.

    • There is no such engine in the pipeline. LT2 is getting turbos, not super chargers.

  5. Will be interesting to see what other neat tricks the Blackwings will have also. Even though wider rubbers are nice, I would like to see a sport AWD as an option. But regardless if sport AWD was not included, they could be the best Vs yet.


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