The Cadillac Blackwing super sedans – the CT4-V Blackwing and the CT5-V Blackwing – are the most powerful models ever to wear the Cadillac badge. Upon introduction, these ultra-high-performance machines were strangely not given any special badging to denote their status as Blackwing models. In other words, the Blackwings were no different from the “regular” CT4-V and CT5-V models from a badging standpoint, making it difficult for innocent onlookers to tell the two apart. Luckily, Cadillac Society recently learned that the luxury marque is in the process of introducing a new decklid insignia that will do just that.
The new badge enhances the multicolor V-Series “racing Mondrian” pattern that’s currently found on all V-Series models – including the CT4-V, CT5-V, Blackwing and Escalade-V – by adding a silver bar with a “Blackwing” inscription in bold, black lettering. Current owners of a Cadillac Blackwing super sedan were contacted by the luxury marque about the new badge with the following message:
“You earned it! The CT4-V Blackwing/CT5-V Blackwing models will now carry the Blackwing designation beneath the V-Series badge on the rear decklid. We know how special your V-Series Blackwing is, the designation will make it stand out even more!”
Current Blackwing owners can contact the Cadillac Care Center (1-800-333-4223) and request their own Blackwing badge by providing their vehicle’s VIN.
The Cadillac Blackwing super sedans are set apart from lesser models in the CT4 and CT5 ranges by their powerful engines. The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing harnesses the twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 (production code LF4), rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing boasts the supercharged 6.2L V8 (production code LT4), rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful Cadillac sedan to ever be produced. The engines in both super sedans feature a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 10-speed automatic. Both transmissions deliver power exclusively to the rear wheels.
Both sedans are built on the Alpha 2 platform, and are assembled at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.
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My name is, Norman Murphy and was reading the new Blackwing V-series badging for the new Blackwing cars.
I have the Ct6-V 2020 with the 4.2L Blackwing V-8 engine.
In speaking with Cadillac the new badging is for 2023 models only and aren’t available for purchase separately. Do you have a Cadillac contact that I could contact to buy 3 Badges separately? They would look really nice on my Blackwing!
Never hurts to ask, Norm
I’m with you Norman. I have same model & year and will also like those new badges.
Chef CJ Nobles
These badges should be for the TRUE Blackwing (CT6 V) to show the engine that was so special resides under the hood. CT4V and CT5V Blackwing models don’t need this. They don’t deserve it.
Lucky you; you already have the car! I’m still waiting after 8 months with no indication from my dealer as to a delivery date.