The designation Blackwing represents the pinnacle of performance, craftsmanship and technology Cadillac. The only downside is that the models with this powerful “surname” are not available in our market, because as we anticipated a few months ago, something very big is yet to come.
As Cadillac told us, the fourth generation of its V-series models, currently led by the CT4-V and CT5-V 2020you will receive two ultra-high performance versions shortly. As you may be imagining, the two new crown jewels will respond to the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing.
The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will represent the apex of brand performance and they will search maximum commitment to the driver. In the words of Brandon Vivian, Cadillac chief executive engineer, they will be “the best of Cadillac engineering, craftsmanship and performance technology«.
The aesthetics of both models is still unknown, but we can wait a sharp aerodynamic package, while they will have a specially adjusted chassis, new vehicle control technologies and properly tuned engines whose sound you will find in the following video.
Today, the North American firm has surprised us with a teaser of the interior of the models in which we can appreciate part of its steering wheel and instrumentation. The Blackwings will have a leather-wrapped steering wheel specific with a red stripe at 12 o’clock, as well as carbon fiber trim and a V Series emblem.
The new button for the V mode and a system access switch Performance Traction Management. The analog instrumentation of the conventional versions will give way to a new group of digital instruments whose central speedometer seems to hint at a maximum speed of 322 km / h (200 mph).
Good proof of driving commitment lies in the fact that the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be offered with a manual transmission, a feature that most American brands no longer offer, least of all in this segment.
The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing have undergone tough tests on US circuits. Without going any further, earlier this year they both managed to overtake the legendary ATS-V and CTS-V by several seconds at Virginia International Raceway. They will arrive the next summer.