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CT5-V Blackwing Will Feature Builder’s Badge/Plaque On Engine

CT5-V Blackwing Will Feature Builder’s Badge/Plaque On Engine

With the supercharged 6.2L V8 (production code LT4) gasoline engine under the hood, the new 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is an absolute ripper of a performance machine. Naturally, anyone lucky enough to have one of these sports sedans in their garage is sure to have some pride of ownership, which, as it turns out, can be put on display every time they pop they hood.

As reported by our sister publication, GM Authority, each 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing engine will be fitted with small plaque on top of the supercharger housing that displays the name of the technician responsible for building that particular supercharged V8 engine.

Each Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing V8 will be built by a single individual at the Performance Build Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the same facility that produced the supercharged V8 engines found in the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V. Notably, this is also the same location that built the supercharged V8 engines for the seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06, another product from Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors.

“Before, it was a higher-volume engine, but now it’s a single builder that builds the whole engine, and when they’re done, they’ll use a plaque with his or her name,” said Blackwing Chief Engineer, Mirza Grebovic, in an interview with Cadillac Society Executive Editor Alex Luft. “We machined a little spot on the supercharger lid where s/he can put it on. Every customer will be able to see who built their LT4 engine.”

Notably, the incorporation of a unique plaque that recognizes each individual engine build is a feature also found on various Mercedes-AMG models.

As a reminder, the supercharged 6.2L V8 under the hood of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing pumps out 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, sending the four-door to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. Keep your foot in it, and the CT5-V Blackwing will eclipse the 200-mph mark.

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This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, GM Authority.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. Nice touch, but I rather have a plaque with my name on it. After all I am the one footing the bill!

    • Of course it should have your name instead what better way to make an important person feel even more important then to open the hood of his car and see his name on an engine he did not build.

  2. I may get a Blackwing. I would like it to say Blackwing in addition to the V emblem

  3. Will the supercharger cover have to come off to see the builder plaque ? If so, can the cover be left off so the plaque can always be on display ?

  4. Thanks

  5. I do have a plaque with my name on the LT4 engine I assembled for my Z06, it was part of the Engine Build Experience. Now as far as Cadillac is concerned I welcome this touch. I’m buying a CTS-v and I was happy to see the plaque on its engine. The name is Chris Collins, someone I met while building my engine in the Performance Build Center. This gives the car a personal touch and I can tell you the builders read forums. I was asked, by Chris if I was mjdart from the Corvette Forum. I replied, yes, he then stated he’s read my posts and I’m alright.

  6. My 2022 CT5-V Blackwing is being built week of August 1. Electric Blue, 10 speed, Sky Cool Gray/black interior. Excited!


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