Back in September, Cadillac officially announced that the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will offer a set of optional carbon fiber racing seats. And now, Cadillac Society has learned that the seats will feature heating and venting capability.
The inclusion of heating and venting functionality is noteworthy, since many high-performance cars are stripped down to allow for maximum weight reduction. But since the CT5-V Blackwing – which will become the range-topping CT5 model – will be a luxury car as well as a high-performance beast, the inclusion of the climate control features makes sense. In fact, light-weight seats with heating and venting functionality might just be the ultimate seat for a high-performance luxury car.
The teaser image Cadillac released during its official announcement in September shows the carbon fiber pattern on the rear-facing portion of the seats, along with a laser-etched V-series logo. It also looks like the seat has racing harness cutouts on either side of the logo, which fits the racing pedigree of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
The seats will match the carbon fiber accented steering wheel that will be featured on CT5-V Blackwing. The wheel will also have leather along with cut-and-sewn stitching, a prominent red stripe at the 12 o’clock position, a V-Series emblem, and a yet-to-be-identified nomenclature.
The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will be powered by Cadillac’s supercharged 6.2L V8 similar to the LT4 unit used in the third-generation CTS-V, here it was rated at 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual will be offered. The CT5-B Blackwing will also feature wider tires than the CTS-V, as Cadillac Society was first to report.
A smaller Blackwing, the CT4-V, will be offered alongside the CT5-V with a twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6, similar to the LF4 motor used in the discontinued Cadillac ATS-V, where it made 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. However, it doesn’t appear that the CT4-V Blackwing will offer the optional carbon fiber racing seats, however.
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