Cadillac CT5 V-Series Blackwing – Epic Performance Engineering
In what is now an epic quest to catch up to the shadow of its former market dominance, Cadillac enjoyed modest sales improvement last year and a strong 2023 start.
Taking a “Damn The Torpedoes” stance Cadillac has leaned into the quality and performance aspects of its glory days with models like the vaunted CT5 V-Series Blackwing super performance sedan.
Powering 668 horsepower a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 mated to a 10 speed auto trans with paddle shifters, launches this sleek low-slung rear-wheel drive midsize sedan off the line with blistering 0 – 60 times of 3.7 seconds.
Inside the new CT5 –V displays a thoughtful use of materials and trim enhancements and a dazzling tech array at your fingertip via a 10″ touchscreen display. And when the rambunctious mood strikes, a Performance Data Recorder measures and carbon fiber-accented racing seats manage the power punch G-Forces.
Safety is also at a premium with Auto Emergency and Pedestrian Braking, Safety Alert Seats, Park Assist with Rear Vision Camera, Teen Driver and Rear Seat Reminder.
The big bet for Cadillac is the 6 figure sticker price challenging Euro segment leaders.