The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is without doubt one of the model’s most anticipated fashions lately as it’s going to have the tough job of succeeding the CTS-V.
It’ll additionally have to be a reputable rival for Germany’s BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E 63, however that’s one other story. Regardless of adopting the cool ‘Blackwing’ moniker, the efficiency sedan is not going to pack Cadillac’s 550 HP twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8, nicknamed Blackwing. That engine will sadly stay unique to the bigger CT6-V.
Growth of the CT5-V Blackwing seems to be within the ultimate phases, as this prototype noticed on public roads in Michigan appears to recommend. Our photographers noticed it with fewer camouflage than ever and an attractive set of wheels by no means earlier than seen on a CT5-V Blackwing.
We’re speaking meaty 19-inch alloys in a multi-spoke design with a satin bronze remedy that contrasts with the burgundy-painted brake calipers. Along with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S extremely high-performance sport summer time tires, they refill the wheel arches actually properly. The entrance tires are sized 275/35 ZR19 whereas the rear ones are 305/30 ZR19 – a step up from earlier CT5-V Blackwing prototypes which featured 18-inch rims with 255/35 ZR18 Michelin Pilot rubber up entrance.
Cool wheels apart, this 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing prototype additionally offers us a greater have a look at particulars just like the Satin Metal Metallic paint and aggressive entrance and rear fascias which can be nonetheless camouflaged however not that tough to decipher. The chiseled facet sills and enormous rear deck spoiler are additionally seen. General, the Blackwing ought to sport extra targeted appears to be like that the regular CT5-V.
The 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will definitely have the efficiency to again its beefy look; according to the latest intel, it’s going to pack an upgraded model of the CTS-V’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8. Anticipated to supply 650 HP and a minimum of 630 lb-ft (855 Nm), it is going to be supplied with a six-speed handbook transmission and a 10-speed computerized.
The 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) dash ought to be effectively underneath four seconds, whereas the highest velocity may hit 200 mph (322 km/h). The CT5-V Blackwing is anticipated to debut late this 12 months or early subsequent 12 months with a price ticket of round $85,000.