Within the past week, Cadillac Society has been the first to report that the two upcoming Cadillac Blackwing models – the CT4-V Blackwing and the CT5-V Blackwing – will be revealed on February 1st and that both will be available for pre-order on the same day. We can now exclusively report the numbers that will be involved in the reservation program.
In total, 500 Cadillac Blackwing reservations will be available, with an even split – 250 for the CT4-V Blackwing and 250 for the CT5-V Blackwing. Those who don’t get into the initial 500 pre-orders, fear not – dealers will be able to order Cadillac’s ultra-high-performance luxury sedans thereafter.
To build further awareness of the new Cadillac Blackwing models, the marque will air a teaser during the upcoming Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race on Saturday January 30th. Cadillac will be represented in that event by the No. 38 and No. 48 Cadillac DPi-V.R. race cars. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will be driving the No. 48 alongside two-time Rolex 24 winner Kamui Kobayashi, former Corvette Racing driver Mike Rockenfeller, and Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud.
Neither of the two Cadillac Blackwing vehicles will be fitted with the twin-turbo 4.2L V8 engine (production code LTA) previously used in the CT6-V and CT6 4.2TT Platinum. Instead, the CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.6L V6 similar to the one used in the now discontinued Cadillac ATS-V (production code LF4), which produced 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque.
Meanwhile, the CT5-V Blackwing will have an engine similar to the supercharged 6.2L V8 used in the third-gen Cadillac CTS-V (production code LT4), which produced 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Engine ouput in the CT5-V Blackwing will be slightly higher, certainly enough to give the car a top speed of at least 200 mph.
Both cars will have Tremec six-speed manual gearboxes as standard, though customers will be able to opt for a 10-speed automatic transmission as an alternative.
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