The motoring world was slightly dissatisfied when the Cadillac CT5-V was launched because it didn’t develop into the CTS-V successor that we have been all anticipating. Fortunately, it didn’t take lengthy for Cadillac to substantiate a extra highly effective variant was on the way in which, dubbed the CT5-V Blackwing.
Rather than competing with the highest BMW M and Mercedes-AMG fashions, the CT5-V goes up in opposition to vehicles just like the BMW M340i, Audi S4 and Mercedes-AMG C43. The guys over at The Straight Pipes just lately had the chance to place it via its paces to see if this mid-tier efficiency mannequin from Cadillac is worthy of a V badge.
Powering the sedan is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that pumps out 360 hp and 405 lb-ft (548 Nm) of torque. This engine is mated to a 10-speed computerized transmission, and whereas the CT5-V is obtainable with rear-wheel drive, the automobile examined by The Straight Pipes featured all-wheel drive.
From a visible standpoint, we expect Cadillac did a superb job with the CT5-V. The exterior presents up a pleasant mixture of aggression and class whereas additionally sporting a hanging total form that makes the automobile stand out on the street. The inside additionally appears like a really good place to spend time due to a bunch of carbon fiber accents, some good leather-based, and a good quantity of Alcantara.
Will the engine and the design be sufficient to win over these reviewers? Be certain to look at the entire clip to search out out.