The purpose of the 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition models is to pay homage to a legendary U.S. racetrack, each featuring special details inspired by their respective venues: Sebring, Road Atlanta, and Watkins Glen. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Watkins Glen IMSA Edition, and what it offers.
This special edition CT4-V Blackwing wears a head-turning Electric Blue color for an “energetic first impression.” The hue was inspired by the light blue guardrails found around Watkins Glen, and as a subtle nod to the nearby Finger Lakes in New York state.
As with the other two Track Edition vehicles, the Watkins Glen IMSA Edition super sedan sports a set of IMSA decals affixed to the front splitter and rear spoiler, paying tribute to the Cadillac Racing machines that find success on the IMSA circuit. Additionally, a subtle V-Series “Mondrian” pattern can be found on the hood, along with a silhouette of Watkins Glen on the rear glass. This special edition model also features rocker moldings adorned with a pixelated stripe of complimentary colors, from blue to white.
Inside, the CT4-V Blackwing Watkins Glen IMSA Edition features a choice of two interior colorways. Customers can opt for Sky Cool Gray/Jet Black for a cool look, or Signet/Jet Black for a warmer feel. The latter colorway is exclusive to the Track Edition super sedans.
The CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition models do not feature any performance upgrades over the “regular” CT4-V Blackwing, which means they retain the same twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine (production code LF4). The boosted six makes 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, and is paired with the luxury marque’s six-speed manual transmission as standard or the 10-speed automatic as an option. The super sedan rides on the luxury marque’s Alpha 2 platform.
Order books for the 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition models opened on August 1st 2022, and production for the Watkins Glen-inspired edition began in October 2022. Just 297 units of the special editions will be produced at the Lansing Grand River plant, with only 99 of those being the Watkins Glen IMSA Edition.
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