Cadillac Society executive editor Alex Luft has the opportunity to play with the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing this week, and we want to answer your questions about the ultra-high-performance sedan.
Our CT5-V Blackwing features an exterior painted in Infrared Tintcoat, paired with the interior colorway Sky Cool Gray with Jet Black Accents with Full Semi-Aniline Leather Seats. Keeping the front passengers comfortable are a set of high-performance front bucket seats, and the interior features the Sueded Microfiber Wrapped Interior Trim package. Standard black seatbelts keep things classy on the inside.
The super sedan rolls on standard 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a Polished/Dark Android finish, and it features a host of driver assist and safety features. This includes the Parking Package, which adds a Rear Camera Mirror, Rear Pedestrian Alert, and a Cabin Air Ionizer. It also has the carbon ceramic brake upgrade with cross-drilled rotors with red-finished calipers, but they are also available in blue and bronze. Opting for this upgrade adds $9,000 to the cost of the super sedan.
Under the hood, of course, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing features the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4), which is tuned to deliver a whopping 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, routed exclusively to the rear wheels. Our model boasts the six-speed manual transmission, giving us the opportunity to really get a feel for how well the super sedan responds to the driver’s input.
The standard MSRP for our CT5-V Blackwing is $89,995, but with all the options included, and the destination charge, the overall price of our super sedan is just shy of $110K.
With all that in mind, we want you to take part in our interactive review. Drop any questions you have about the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in the comments below, and we’ll do our best to answer them as soon as we can.
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I ordered a CT5: V-Series Blackwing from Autonation Cadillac in West Palm Beach, Fl on July 23, 2021. As far as I can tell the only people who have this car are people on YouTube. I have seen one at the coffee & cars car show in WBP. The owner told me he waited nine months for his. The dealer said he had good news and bad news last week. The bad news; I won’t be getting a 2022 Blackwing. The good news is I will be getting a 2023 Blackwing MAYBE. Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Mark Child, Jupiter FL.
Mark: unfortunately, that’s a fair assessment of what’s taking place.
Production is currently very slow right for both Blackwing models. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this should improve starting in the fourth quarter of 2022, as that’s when the supply chain should begin to “catch up” to demand.
That said, this vehicle is absolutely amazing. I would wait a year for it… and it’s probably what I’ll end up doing.
There is absolutely nothing like the vertical LEDs on the newer Cadillacs. Is there any type of lighting animation with approaching, unlocking, and starting the Blackwing?
There is a “welcome” feature. We’re working on a video to show it off.
The lighting setup on the CT5 range (including the CT5-V Blackwing) is very attractive, including the front and rear lights.
When are available to order 2024 blackwing
is Cadillac doing anything to STOP dealers from charging a markup over MSRP? Or for that fact any GM dealer?
Nope, nothing beyond mildly-worded letters not to do so (link below).
That said, the current OEM-independent dealer business model doesn’t allow much room for Cadillac (or any other OEM, for that matter) to address this issue without getting into a hot legal mess. What will need to take place is for the entire model will need to be rethought and overhauled. The Apple and company-owned Apple stores model is a great one to follow.
At $110,000 with the great options including ceramic brakes, what car currently available in the U.S. is the closest competitor to the CT5-V Blackwing? And what is its list price? I’m just wondering about the competition at that price level…
The segment contenders here are BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63 AMG, Audi RS5 Sportback, and Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio. I have driven all but the Audi, and none are as good as the CT5-V Blackwing. Also, all are smaller than the Cadillac as a result of the CT5’s unique positioning, as I explain here:
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Cadillac has built a great car here (I already own a CTV-5 3.00) and I know there is a chip shortage but their marketing strategy is next to nonsensical. Why not just build some of them for direct sales by dealers instead of having to order one as if it were a favor from Cadillac and the dealer.
I too have been waiting for over a year. My dealer has cancelled my 2022 order and placed an order for a 2023. My 2022 order included both CF packages and the dealer thought that was likely the reason my order was not being filled. My 2023 order did not include either CF package. Hopefully………
Henry – the carbon fiber packages have been holding back orders big time due to supplier-side constraints:
From what I’m hearing, ordering the vehicle without the carbon fiber packages will expedite the time from order to delivery.
I finally received my CT5V-BW in automatic in early June after waiting since October. A friend ordered his in September and NEVER received his. They are now submitting his for a 2023. (Good luck with that !) Why doesn’t the 5BW’s come with start/stop feature ? I’m lucky if I get 180 miles per tank in Touring mode. Paid MSRP at Conte Cadillac.