The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the most track-capable model that the luxury marque has ever made, offering supercharged performance with 669 horsepower, plus all the usual Cadillac style and luxury. Having taken a close look at the super sedan’s exterior colors, brake caliper options, and interior color and material options, we’re now taking a closer look at the CT5-V Blackwing wheel options, of which there are three.
|Wheel Size (inches)||19|
|Finish||Alloy with Polished/Dark Android finish||Alloy with Satin Graphite finish||Aluminum alloy with Tech Bronze finish|
All CT5-V Blackwing wheel options are made of forged aluminum alloy and measure 19-inches in diameter, with wheel width staggered at 10 inches in front and 11 inches in the rear.
The standard Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing rollers (tagged with production code Q63) are offered with a Polished/Dark Android finish, with a wide split-spoke design that helps show off the large brakes and calipers underneath.
Alternatively, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing can be optioned with 19-inch alloy wheels with a Satin Graphite dark finish. This wheel features the same general design as the standard wheel, but with a consistent black finish. These wheels are tagged with production code Q61, and are available for an extra $600.
Finally, the third 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing wheel option are the 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a Tech Bronze finish and sporty multi-spoke design. These particular wheels are tagged with production code RHL and add $1,500 to the super sedan’s price.
No matter which wheel option one picks, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing models are equipped as standard with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S high-performance, summer-only tires measuring in at 275/35ZR19 in the front and 305/30ZR19 at the rear. Meanwhile, the standard brake specs includes Brembo six-pot calipers in front and four-pot calipers in the rear. Customers interested in hitting the racetrack can upgrade to available carbon-ceramic brakes, which offer improved heat management, plus greater wear-resistance under extreme conditions. The carbon-ceramic brakes also feature a 53-pound reduction in unsprung weight, and a 62-pound reduction in rotating mass.
As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the luxury marque’s supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4), which is capable of 669 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful Caddy ever built. All that power meets the pavement exclusively via the two rear wheels through either the standard six-speed manual transmission or optional 10-speed automatic.
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Customers interested in hitting the racetrack….should be aware auto insurers are catching on to damage claims related to those activities. My recent policy renewal included an endorsement excluding damage from racing and stunt driving. PS – I wonder too if the local Cadillac dealer is going to cover wear and tear related to the racing the engineers are encouraging, by offering a car that’s capable beyond the abilities of most people who will get behind the wheel.