The Cadillac Blackwing super sedans, officially known as the V-Series Blackwing family, represent the most track-ready vehicles the marque has ever built, combining top-of-the-line luxury and ultra-high-performance. Way back in January of this year, Cadillac Society exclusively reported that the first 500 buyers to reserve a Blackwing super sedan would receive a gift with their purchase. Now, we have exclusive details about what exactly that special gift is.
The physical gift includes a framed certificate of authenticity, serialized plaque, and a design sketch of the Cadillac Blackwing model – either the CT4-V Blackwing or CT5-V Blackwing. The gift was sent to customers who purchased one of the first 250 units produced of the CT4-V Blackwing as well as the first 250 units produced of the CT5-V Blackwing. These first 250 units of each Cadillac Blackwing model are considered Collector’s Edition vehicles and feature the first serial numbers, a special plaque mounted in two places inside the vehicle, a certificate of authenticity, and an invitation to a complimentary driving session at the Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain Resort in Nevada.
It’s worth noting that the gift sent to the 2022 Cadillac Blackwing Collector’s Edition models is reminiscent of what was sent to buyers of the Cadillac CT6-V performance sedan, which we reported on previously.
As a reminder, the CT4-V Blackwing, which is powered by the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 engine (production code LF4) rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the CT5-V Blackwing features the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4), delivering a blistering 668 horsepower and 669 pound-feet of torque. Both super sedans throw power exclusively to the rear wheels by way of either Cadillac’s six-speed manual transmission or ten-speed automatic.
Both ultra-high-performance vehicles ride on the Alpha II platform and are built at Cadillac’s Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. Production of both the CT4-V Blackwing and the CT5-V Blackwing began last summer, with the first units rolling off the assembly line on July 7th, 2021.
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Dennis V Brooks Sr
As a ‘Car guy’, since shortly after birth, according to all the family, get together dinners, BBQ’s and other times together, my primary favorites, were almost always GM, from Chevy’s to Cadillac’s 👍 and, when the kids were out on their own, and life was good, back in the latter 70’s into the early1990’s, I chased after, tinkered with, and enjoyed primarily 50’s, 60’s and a few early to mid 70’s GM treasures…almost all, were very low mileage, well maintained, fully optioned, two door hard tops and convertibles, with the optional, high performance V8 Powertrain packages…Bonneville , Grand Prix 428’s, a 1967 GTO convertible, Buick Le Sabre 455 convertibles, etc …never, during that chapter of my life, did I ever imagine Cadillac, building the beautiful Blackhawk V-8 RWD, like the one I watched Jay Leno enjoy, in his you tube video, a couple of weeks ago…an Awesome, all American creation, that outshined ‘just about’ every Mercedes Benz, I owned from 1984 thro 2004, very, very Impressive, heart pounding ride.
All of that shared, yes, I have day dreamed, as Car lovers do, of placing a deep red metallic, with saddle leather and chromed rims, Blackhawk CT-5 Turbo V-8, with all the bells and whistles, in my garage…the Ultimate, all American, hand built, high performance, Quality thru out, Euro beater, from Cadillac 🇺🇸 That is Made in America Pride, with a Capital ‘P’ 👍
Quick Silver 1
Can’t sell what you don’t have in the dealers’ hands, Blackwing or not…just saying! Dealers are reluctant to even attempt to place an order for a car, SUV/CUV or truck.
GM/Cadillac get your heads out of your asses and start setting up to manufacture your own chips! Mining for battery components is less important than getting the supply up to speed with chips and probably less expensive and environmentally less invasive.
You got that right. Cadillac is always going the wrong way in determining what the buying public wants. They were last to the table with producing SUV’s and when they did they made a pickup! Now they think luxury car buyers want HIGH-performance cars! If you want high performance. Get a Corvette!
I am currently only a Cadillac dreamer. When I was about to purchase my first had my heart set on a 2014 ATS, got shot down by husband noooooo I was told that I can’t afford the upkeep of a Cadillac😢😭 ended up buying a 2014 Buick Regal RT. Got downright bitten. I am throughly convinced to purchase a Cadillac V. Even though I admit the Blackwing price wise is waaaaaaaaayyyyy out my league unless somebody close to me hits the lottery 🥰☺️😂😁. So why am I writing? Currently very much in love with the Blackwing concept I have followed everything about this vehicle from day one of revealing, I am up early checking to see what’s going on. I just want Cadillac to know I am sooo proud of your accomplishments and even more proud of how you are treating your customers. We as Americans at a time like this it shows just how gracious and what an honorable company GM Cadillac still is. I am moved even if not a part. From a girl with a dream.Who knows before I reach my seventies who knows?!?!?!?! A girl can dream
Ah yes, Cadillacs accomplishments! Let’s dwell on them.
1-The V8-6-4 engine that was only around for one year and resulted in a class-action suit against Cadillac.
2-Next up. The HT 4100. No explanation is needed for those that know Cadillacs history of engines.
3-Cimmaron. This is the best. Cadillac trying to sell Chevys as Cadillacs.
4-Northstar engines. To be avoided at all cost.
5-While it’s beyond me why the Escalade appears to be one of their success stories. It was with great gnawing of teeth that the powers to be finally got Cadillac involved with SUV’s. Better late than never.
6-After finally getting the Allante and XLR right, they dropped them.
I bought my 1st new Cadillac a 2014 cts v I loved and love that car so much I went and bought a 2017 xt5 traded it in for a 2019 xt5 and as the supply distribution subsides I will trade in for another xt5. I put a lot of miles on vehicles for work I never had (fingers crossed) a major problem.
The Website says those of us that were lucky enough to get a CT5-V Blackwing were to get a plaque commemorating same. It implies that they were already sent out. How does one follow up on that, since I have not received one??