Not even the ultra-high-performance 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is safe from production constraints. Cadillac Society has learned that the model’s Full Semi-Analine Leather Seats are currently being withheld from the super sedan.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the front bucket high-performance Full Semi-Aniline Leather Seats with Mini-Perforated inserts and Custom Quilting, plus the Carbon Fiber front seatbacks are currently unavailable to order on the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing due to a supplier issue.
When they are available, the aforementioned Full Semi-Aniline Leather Seats cost $8,040 to equip, and are offered in the following colorways (relevant production codes listed in parentheses):
- Jet Black with Jet Black Accents (HMR)
- Natural Tan with Jet Black Accents (HJC)
- Sky Cool Gray with Jet Black Accents (HJD)
However, the front bucket seats are still available in other finishes. Front Leather Seating Surfaces with Mini-Perforated inserts in Jet Black with Jet Black accents (production code HGA) are standard on the CT5-V Blackwing and are currently available. Additionally, the optional front bucket high-performance Leather Seating Surfaces with sueded front seatbacks, which cost $2,890, are still available in the following colorways:
- Jet Black with Jet Black accents (HEA)
- Sky Cool Gray with Jet Black accents (HEB)
As a reminder, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is powered by 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. The super sedans rides on the luxury marque’s Alpha 2 platform, and is assembled at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. Production of the 2023 model year began on July 18th.
The super sedan became more expensive for the 2023 model year, starting at $92,390 for models that feature the standard six-speed manual transmission, while the 10-speed automatic transmission brings the starting MSRP to $95,565.
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Hi, hate to say this, but this is such crap.
I’ve been sitting in Canada, and waiting and waiting for my slot to come up. There are only a couple of CT5-V Blackwings in Canada, and, of those, several were imported in after purchase at Mecum in FLA. The 2022’s were sold out, so I figured that I’d be in line for a 2023.Not so, as GM closed the books on order shortly after, as it seems that they’ll only be making 120 examples. Not only have the prices risen sharply, but availability here is almost zero. Meanwhile, a check at most car buying sites like Autotrader etc. show around 200 cars for sale in the US. Some might be sold, but how many are actually sitting unsold on lots. Lastly, how many are sold overseas? You would think that GM, when they were broke, and walking in hat-in-hand would remember it was us , the taxpayers here that bailed them out.
Sorry to sound so pissed, but between trying to order the Blackwing and a Z06, and I’ll probably be dead before I even get a sniff of these cars.
I might as well pick up a second market GT3. GM, all talk and they can’t get their act together, unless it is building you a SUV, or a pickup.