Recently, the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition was revealed in celebration of the luxury marque’s milestone anniversary. Just 120 units of the special edition ultra-high-performance sedan will be produced, and the first unit to be assembled already has a new owner, having sold at auction for a cool $250,000.
The vehicle crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in Florida, and its presentation was attended by Brandon Vivian, executive chief engineer at Cadillac.
“What we have to auction off here is a very, very special CT5 V-Series Blackwing special edition. This special edition celebrates the 120th anniversary of Cadillac, so we’re going to auction off here the most powerful Cadillac ever produced,” said Vivian.
The full $250,000 hammer price of the special edition 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing went to the SAE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps to increase the accessibility of STEM programs to students worldwide. “We proudly support the SAE Foundation and are grateful to Barrett-Jackson for providing this opportunity,” Rory Harvey, vice president of Global Cadillac, said after the sale. “We will help create a new sustainably-focused challenge for high school students across the country, as well as provide hands-on immersive STEM learning for students in under-resourced communities.”
The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition draws power from the luxury marque’s supercharged V8 engine (production code LT4), which is capable of 669 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. As previously mentioned, this special edition super sedan is limited to just 120 units, and each carries unique details to set them apart, such as Cadillac-logo embossed sill plates, a special shifter medallion, and special plaques on the steering wheel and B-pillars, along with a certificate of authenticity. Each unit carries a serialized VIN containing an important year in Cadillac’s history from 1902 to 2022.
Pricing for the CT5-V Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition has yet to be announced, but the regular production version starts at $84,940 including destination and freight charges.
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