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Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing was officially unveiled on February 1st, 2021 and is expected to enter the market during the summer of 2021 as a 2022 model year vehicle.  The familiar supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 under the hood, though with a slight power-bump compared to the third-generation CTS-V. The biggest distinction from its indirect predecessor, however, is a 6-speed manual transmission, which is standard for the CT5-V Blackwing and was unavailable for the third-gen CTS-V.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Quick Facts
Model years: 2022 – Present
Assembly Location: Lansing Grand River Plant, Michigan, USA
Layout: Front-Engined, Longitudinal
Engine: Supercharged 6.2L V-8 LT4
Horsepower: 668
Torque: 659
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual, GM Hydra-Matic 10-Speed Auto
Driven Wheels: Rear-Wheel
Availability: U.S.A., Canada, Middle East

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in Rift Metallic


The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing representing the first-ever model year for the nameplate, meaning the first-generation has not yet entered the market. This hasn’t kept the brand from building up a ton of hype and excitement for the upcoming product. 

As stated, the high-performance luxury sedan will feature the stout and supercharged LT4 gen-five small block V8 with a Cadillac-estimated output of 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque, which is a slight bump compared to the engine’s output under the hood of a third-gen CTS-V, which put out 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Notably, the CT5-V Blackwing’s application of the engine now represents its highest output, surpassing the 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque generated by the sixth-gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1  and seventh-generation Corvette Z06.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Timeline

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