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Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Spy Shots Reveal Interior, Exterior Details

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Spy Shots Reveal Interior, Exterior Details

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will soon receive a mid-cycle refresh, as first reported by Cadillac Society earlier this year. The impending enhancements will bring exterior styling updates along with a revamp of the cockpit. Our exlusive reporting was subsequently confirmed by a prototype we spied undergoing testing a few months back. Now, we’ve spotted another example making the rounds on public roads, giving us an even better idea of what’s coming down the line for the ultra-high-performance vehicle. 

First things first: this particular Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing prototype is painted in Radiant Red Tintcoat (paint code GNT), and is mostly free of camouflage except for a wrap on the front end. That camo is hiding a revised front fascia, but it does little to obscure the headlight arrangement, which features a vertically-oriented LED projector arrangement, as opposed to a horizontally-arranged headlight cluster on the current pre-refresh model. The refreshed model also features a vertical strip of accent lighting that flows into the front fascia uninterrupted, again deviating from the current model’s broken up vertical signature.

Refreshed Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

As evidenced by the lack of camo, there aren’t any updates or changes applied to the vehicle’s profile. In a similar vein, the rear end is also unchanged, carrying the same design as the current model. 

These photos also give us a glimpse of the updates in store for the refreshed Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing interior. Despite the driver’s attempts at covering up the dash, we can still see a large infotainment screen that dominates most of the vehicle’s dash. The new screen, which we already saw in a “regular”, non-Blackwing CT5 prototype, spans the instrument cluster and center stack, identical to that of the Cadillac Lyriq as well as the refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4, aligning the ultra-high-performance sedan with the luxury marque’s latest interior design language.

Refreshed Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Refreshed 2024 Cadillac XT4

The current Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the luxury marque’s supercharged 6.2L V8 (production code LT4) that’s tuned for 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. That powerhouse connects to either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the optional 10-speed automatic, delivering power exclusively to the rear wheels. The entire CT5 range rides on the Alpha 2 platform.

Initially, the impending mid-cycle refresh was expected to drop for the 2024 model year, but it’s more likely that it will debut as a 2025 model year vehicle, or perhaps 2024.5. Production of the 2024 model year will start July 10th at the Lansing Grand River plant.

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Refreshed Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Photos

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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