Cadillac today announced that the fourth generation of its V-Series sub-brand, currently spearheaded by the 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, will eventually include ultra-performance variants that carry the Blackwing name.
The future, track-capable vehicles will be called CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing, representing the apex of Cadillac performance and driver engagement.
“The Blackwing name has come to represent the very best of Cadillac performance engineering, craftsmanship and technology,” said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “The new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing build on the brand’s respected legacy of ultimate-performance driving experiences and elevate them even further.”
The V-Series Blackwing models1 will feature specially tuned chassis, vehicle control technologies and engines. Each model will also be offered with a manual transmission – a feature most luxury brands no longer offer but continues to be a strong desire for many performance driving enthusiasts.
The CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing have been undergoing testing that includes sessions at tracks and road courses around the country. Earlier this year, at Virginia International Raceway, each car set lap times seconds faster than the legendary ATS-V and CTS-V.
Cadillac said did not reveal any information regarding the power of the new V-Series variant, but it said that this information would be made available later.
Meanwhile, the regular 2020 Cadillac CT4-V is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 320 hp and 500 Newton meters of torque, and it is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission. As for the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V, it is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3-liter V6 engine that generates 355 hp and 542 Nm of torque, and it’s equipped with with a ten-speed automatic,
In global markets, the price of the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V starts from $ 48,690, equivalent to SAR 182,587, while the price of its sibling, the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V starts from $ 45,490, equivalent to 170,587 Saudi riyals.