Cadillac V-Series Blackwing: Designed to Perform

February 3rd, 2021 by

2022 Cadillac CT4-V & CT5-V

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing represent the pinnacle of Cadillac performance and craftsmanship. These two vehicles are the most track-capable Cadillacs ever all while continuing to set new standards for luxury and comfort.

The V-Series Blackwing models were developed with driver engagement and performance as the main focus.

Updated Design Features

  • Interior
    • Three levels of premium interiors
    • Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Available high-performance front seats
    • High-performance steering wheel with carbon fiber accented racing seats
    • Unique manual transmission center console
    • AKG premium audio system with 14 or 15 speakers
    • Configurable instrument cluster with a 12-inch diagonal HD display with V-Series Blackwing graphics
  • Exterior
    • Full LED exterior lighting
    • New primary mesh grille design that improves airflow
    • Larger secondary grilles
    • Front splitter to reduce lift
    • Rear spoiler
    • Mid-body panels
    • Underwing


Rare for sport sedans today, a six-speed TREMEC manual transmission is standard on both vehicles. It has been optimized for each V-Series Blackwing vehicle to provide an engaging experience on the track or on the road. The CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing are also available with a 10-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. It is tuned to complement the dual-personality experience of each respective model.

Highlighted features and output;

  • CT5-V Blackwing: 6.2L Supercharged V8 – 668 hp, 659 lb-ft of torque
    • GM-estimated top track speed: over 200 mph
    • GM-estimated 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds (automatic transmission)
      Most powerful Cadillac ever
    • Air intake airflow is improved by 46 percent vs. the CTS-V
    • Compact, high-output 1.7L four-lobe Eaton supercharger with small-diameter rotors that enable boost to be generated earlier in the rpm band for instantaneous response
    • Rotocast A356T6 aluminum cylinder heads are stronger and handle heat better than conventional aluminum-alloy heads
    • Lightweight titanium intake valves
    • Track-capable wet-sump oiling and vent system with external oil separator and drainback
  • CT4-V Blackwing: 3.6L Twin-Turbo V6 – 472 hp, 445 lb-ft of torque
    • GM-estimated top speed: 189 mph
    • GM-estimated 0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds (automatic transmission)
    • Most powerful and fastest Cadillac in the subcompact class
    • Air intake restriction is improved by 39 percent vs. the ATS-V
    • Turbocharger compressors matched for peak efficiency at peak power for optimal track performance
    • Titanium connecting rods (manual transmission only) and revised crankshaft counterweights reduce main/rod bearing reciprocating loads
    • Re-targeted piston oil squirters, which direct engine oil at the bottoms of the pistons, for improved temperature control
    • The manifold-integrated water-to-air charge cooling system contributes to more immediate torque response
    • Airflow routing volume is reduced by 60 percent when compared to a conventional design that features a remotely mounted heat exchanger
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