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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.

Performance Features

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing offers two optional carbon-fiber packages, dubbed Carbon Fiber 1 Package (CF1 Pkg) and Carbon Fiber 2 Package (CF2 Pkg). Here’s a look at the components included in each, along with pricing info:

Carbon Fiber 1 Package – $4,100

  • Front splitter
  • Front wheel well deflectors
  • Rear extra aero spoiler

Carbon Fiber 2 Package – $5,230

  • Grille header
  • Rocker moldings
  • Rocker extensions
  • Rear valance diffuser
  • Requires Carbon Fiber 1 Package

For the 2022 model year, the high-performance sedan also offers a standard Brembo braking system and an available carbon ceramic braking system. High-performance, summer tires are also standard for both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing sedans.

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing alos features the fourth generation of Magnetic Ride Control (MR 4.0), with improvements to the front and rear suspension systems. Stiffer spring rates, unique hollow stabilizer bars, higher-rate bushings and more enable a driving experience that isolates the driver from road imperfections, while also providing a precise, engaging connection with the road.

The performance data and video recorder is another option for buyers who want to log their track sessions.

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Timeline

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