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Ford Spotted Benchmarking Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Ford Spotted Benchmarking Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac Society spies recently spotted a Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing super sedan behind enemy lines, as it was being benchmarked by Ford alongside the seventh-generation Ford Mustang. While it’s not uncommon for automakers to acquire a rival’s vehicle to compare against its own, this particular situation is very strange considering that The Blue Oval doesn’t currently offer a direct CT4-V Blackwing competitor. Thus, a question is raised: what’s Ford doing with the super sedan in the first place? 

At this time, there’s no evidence to suggest that the CT4-V Blacking and Mustang are being tested alongside one another has anything to do with future product plans by Ford. However, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the sighting coincides with some interesting comments made by Ford CEO Jim Farley. 

As reported by Ford Authority, Farley stated that a four-door Mustang sedan isn’t out of the question, although it’s not currently in development.

He pondered, “could we do other Mustang body forms – a four-door or whatever?” before going on to say, “I believe we could, as long as these models have all the performance and attitude of the original.”

With that in mind, it makes sense that FoMoCo would have its eye on the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing. The ultra-high-performance vehicle offers all the convenience of a four-door sedan while harnessing a spirited twin-turbocharged V6 engine (production code LF4), which offers up 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. It’s exclusively offered in rear-wheel-drive, but can be outfitted with either a six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic.

Those who have driven the CT4-V Blackwing will know all too well that it’s very pleasing to drive, with some labeling it as one of the best driver’s cars currently on the market. The model would therefore make for a good benchmark for a potential four-door Mustang.

Technically, a four-door Mustang already exists in the form of the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, although many have criticized the crossover for its stark departure from the pony car from which it borrows its name. However, a hybrid Mustang is likely in the works as The Blue Oval seeks to expand its hybrid lineup by 2030, a move that’s expected to apply to every nameplate currently in its lineup.

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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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