The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing luxury sport sedans, are now ready to soar on the U.S. highways and tracks, gearing up for their Middle East arrival later this year.
Leveraging the brand’s championship-winning racing heritage to create the most track-capable Cadillacs ever, they represent the pinnacle of Cadillac performance and craftsmanship.
Kristian Aquilina, Managing Director, Cadillac International Operations and Middle East: “We are thrilled to see the much anticipated Blackwings hitting the roads in the U.S.. This milestone starts the official count down for their launch in the Middle East. The Blackwings set new benchmarks in performance, driver enjoyment and craftsmanship, and will rock the market when they launch in the Middle East late this year. We know our customers are going to be blown away.”
Mirza Grebovic, Cadillac performance variant manager said: “Driving is always a blend of the quantifiable and the subjective, and in both regards, the new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing deliver like few other luxury sport sedans. They’ve got the numbers to stand with the world’s best, but they also transcend the stopwatch with the sort of satisfying driver experience that cannot be defined by lap times alone.”
Back to the quantifiable for a moment: The CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful and fastest Cadillac production model in history — with a top track speed of more than 200 mph — while the CT4-V Blackwing is the most powerful and fastest-ever Cadillac subcompact. The cars have also posted some other pretty impressive stopwatch results.
|CT4-V Blackwing||CT5-V Blackwing|
|0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds (automatic)||0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds (automatic)|
|Top speed: 189 mph (304 km/h)||Top speed: 200+ mph (322+ km/h)|
|Max lateral acceleration: 1.04 g||Max lateral acceleration: 1.01 g|
|Lap time on VIR Grand Course: 2:52.5 min.||Lap time on VIR Grand Course: 2:49.5 min.|
The CT5-V Blackwing uses an upgraded and hand-assembled 6.2L supercharged V8 rated at 668 horsepower (498 kW) and 659 lb-ft of torque (893 Nm), while the CT4-V Blackwing is driven by an evolution of the Cadillac 3.6L Twin-Turbo V6, which is rated 472 horsepower (352 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (603 Nm). The turbos’ low-inertia turbine wheels enable more precise and responsive application of torque throughout the rev range.
Designed to perform on and off the track
The CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing build on Cadillac’s racing heritage and were developed to be track-capable. That included an intensive validation program, including wind tunnel testing, to ensure consistent performance during the most challenging track conditions.
In fact, functional aerodynamics, including an available carbon fiber aero package, contribute to the V-Series Blackwing models’ track prowess to support a variety of cooling needs for the cars’ respective engines, transmissions, axles and other supporting systems. The aero package on the CT4-V Blackwing delivers the highest downforce in V-Series production history.
Both models also feature advanced high-performance braking systems that have been extensively track- and road-tested, with the CT5-V Blackwing featuring the largest factory-installed brakes in Cadillac history.
Additionally, the new V-Series Blackwing models feature an enhanced Electronic Limited Slip Rear Differential, optimized for each driving mode and each Performance Traction Management setting, as well as fourth-generation Magnetic Ride Control (MR 4.0). Additional improvements to the front and rear suspension systems, compared with previous models, further isolate drivers from road imperfections, while also supporting more precise, engaging connections with the road or track.
The cars’ capabilities are conveyed to the pavement via MICHELIN® Pilot Sport 4S tires that were developed exclusively for them, contributing to their balance of track capability and road comfort.
“These are sport sedans that you have to experience to appreciate what linear, usable driver feedback really feels like. The more time you spend in them and the harder you press them, the more they reward” said Grebovic.
When it comes to additional luxury and technology integration, the V-Series Blackwing models also deliver:
- Each offers three premium interior choices, with unique trim, appoints and technologies
- An 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen1 is standard on CT4-V Blackwing and a 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen1 is standard on CT5-V Blackwing
- Wireless Apple CarPlay2 and Android Auto3 compatibility, along with wireless charging4
- AKG premium audio systems, with 15 speakers integrated within CT4-V Blackwing and 16 speakers with CT5-V Blackwing
- Available second-generation Performance Data Recorder
- High-performance steering wheel with carbon fiber accents on CT4-V Blackwing
- Surround Vision5 with recording and Head-Up Display5 on CT5-V Blackwing
- Available carbon fiber-accented racing seats on CT5-V Blackwing.
The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be available6 in the region by late 2021.
Note: Above product details and specifications are specific to U.S. vehicles, Middle East specifications may vary.
1Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
2Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple, Inc. Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
3Vehicle user interface is a product of GoogleTM and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and a compatible AndroidTM smartphone. Data plan rates apply. You can check which smartphones are compatible at g.co/androidauto/requirements. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.
4The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.cadillac.com/learn or consult your carrier.
5Read the owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.
6Arriving late 2021.V-Series Blackwing models will have limited availability.
6 سوف تتوفر طرازات V-Series Blackwing بشكل محدود.