Last night they unveiled two of the most capable sedans in the history of General Motors, as the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing arrives with 668 horsepower. The most powerful Cadillac ever offered was also revealed alongside the slightly smaller CT4-V Blackwing. Both cars have six-speed manual transmissions, but a 10-speed automatic is optional.
Magnetic ride control is found on the world’s best cars, but it was Cadillac who developed it. As such, both cars have the 4th generation of the system. Playing their cards close to the chest, the new system won’t immediately be available for license by other brands. You will have the option to stop with 16″ carbon ceramic brakes, which are helpful since the top speed is over 200 mph.
Only stopping for driver changes and fuel, both cars endured relentless testing on the track and on the street. The 6.2-liter V8 is built by hand at the Corvette assembly plant. It has been blessed with rotocast cylinder heads that have 46% better intake flow than the CTS-V. With 659 lb-ft of torque at almost all rpm, the automatic transmission begins priming once the car is unlocked.
Little brother CT4-V Blackwing makes use of a twin-turbo 3.6-liter to offer 472 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 189 mph, it shares the same track-ready electronic differential, carbon brakes, and transmission options. I tried in vain, but launch editions of both cars were offered at 7:30 pm last night, and all 250 examples sold out in 3 minutes. Our dealers have all the information on the new generation V-Series, so click the button for all the details.
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