If You Want to Get One of the First Cadillac CT5-V Blackwings, You Need to Pony Up $1,000
You’ll get a cool gift, so that’s somethingby Ciprian Florea, on
Cadillac’s highly anticipated Blackwing sedans are almost here, with both the CT4-V and CT5-V models set to debut on February 1, 2021. If you’re anxious to get one, you’ll be happy to know that preorders for both models will open the same day they debut. However, be prepared to pay a $1,000 deposit to reserve a spot.
That’s the word from GM Authority, which claims that each reservation for the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blacking will require a $1,000 payment. The initial preorder book will include only 500 units (250 CT4-Vs and 250 CT5-Vs), so you’ll get one of the very first Blackwing models ever built. But that preorder will also get you a few extra goodies, such as a certificate of authenticity and a session at the Cadillac V-Performance Academy at the Spring Mountain Resort race track in Nevada. The bundle also includes an unspecified "gift" according to the same source.
Both Blackwing models will be teased on Saturday, January 30, during the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, where Cadillac is competing with a pair of DPI-V.R. race cars. The super sedans will make their online debut the following day, February 1, when Cadillac will also open the preorder books. Once the first 500 units are sold out, dealers will be able to order further examples of the beefed-up sedans.
Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing - What to expect?
Unlike the CT5-V, powered by a V-6 rated at only 360 horsepower, the CT5-V Blacking will be a proper successor to the CTS-V.
The super sedan will feature a revised version of the company's supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 engine and reports say it will generate around 650 horsepower.
That’s almost 300 horses more than the CT5-V and around 10 horsepower more than the old CTS-V. The Blacking model will pack more oomph than range-topping versions of the Mercedes-AMG E63 and BMW M5. It will also feature a more aggressive exterior and some unique features inside the cabin, such as carbon-fiber seats with a bookmatched design, 3D-printed components, fine leather, and carbon-fiber trim. It will retail from around $85,000.
Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing - What to expect?
The CT4-V Blackwing will come to replace the old ATS-V. Updates will be similar to the CT5-V inside and out, including carbon-fiber elements and 3D-printed parts, but the CT4-V Blackwing won’t feature a V-8 engine.
Cadillac will go with a twin-turbo, 3.6-liter V-6 for this sedan and word has it output will be at around 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
That’s significantly more than the CT4-V, which generates 325 horses from a 2.7-liter four-cylinder mill. The Blackwing’s engine will be a revised version of the LF4 units offered in the ATS-V, rated at 464 horses and 445 pound-feet of twist. The CT4-V Blackwing will go against the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63, but it won’t be as powerful as the range-topping versions of the German sedans. But just like the CT5-V Blackwing, the CT4-V Blackwing will be offered with a manual transmission. Pricing will probably start from around $70,000.
Source: GM Authority