The upcoming Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing are set to scorch the performance luxury world with neck-snapping performance. Naturally, high horsepower figures pair nicely with a manual transmission, and Cadillac will offer both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing with a three-pedal, six-speed setup. And now, Cadillac Society has learned that Tremec, a world-renowned transmission supplier, will provide the manual gearboxes for both of the forthcoming Blackwing models.
It’s unclear which Tremec transmission the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing models will use, though the the gearbox in the latter will be more robust than that of the former as a result of considerable power differences between the two models.
The CT4-V Blackwing is expected to be powered by a twin-turbo 3.6L V6 gasoline engine similar to the mill found in the aforementioned Cadillac ATS-V (production code LF4), which produced 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the CT5-V Blackwing is expected feature a supercharged 6.2L V8 similar to the engine found in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V (production code LT4), which produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.
It’s worth noting that the now-discontinued six-speed manual transmission in the ATS-V was the Tremec TR6060. Currently, the only compatible six-speed manual listed on the Tremec website is the TR6060, which leads us to believe that Cadillac will either utilize an updated version of that transmission, or a new Tremec gearbox that has yet to be announced. The transmissions in the both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will take advantage of 3D printing and will feature various improvements resulting in quieter and more durable characteristics.
To note, both new Blackwing sedans will also offer a 10-speed automatic transmission as an available option while the Tremec-supplied six-speed manual transmissions will be standard.
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The continued drip of information regarding the Balckwings is both frustrating, and, well, cool. Frustrating because we want them to get here already, and cool because it keeps us engaged while waiting. I’ve signed up for Cadillac’s official updates and receive emails that do just that. My only concern is they emphasize that the vehicles will have “….extremely limited availability…”. I have visions of Cadillac doing what they did with the CT6 Blackwing, after making us wait forever releasing a handful and then killing it.
Maybe they are too busy tying to finish the CT5-V Blackwing EV?
How does the CT4-V compare in size to a M3 BMW?
Did some digging with a spork…
Cool! Thanks so much for posting!