The automotive world has been chomping at the bit for the long awaited, high performance Cadillac Blackwing engine to finally debut. However, the engine continually seems to elude the light of day. In this latest press release, Cadillac will unveil their fastest Cadillacs ever built called the “Blackwing” but alas, without the engine we’ve all be expecting.
Below is the official press release from General Motors:
Ultra-Performance Cadillacs Dubbed CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing
GM Press Release
- The Blackwing designation represents the pinnacle of Cadillac performance, craftsmanship and technology
- The track-capable, ultra-high-performance models will offer a manual transmission
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced that the fourth generation of its V-Series sub-brand, currently spearheaded by the 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, will eventually include ultra-performance variants that carry the Blackwing name. The future, track-capable vehicles will be called CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing, representing the apex of Cadillac performance and driver engagement.
“The Blackwing name has come to represent the very best of Cadillac performance engineering, craftsmanship and technology,” said Brandon Vivian, Cadillac executive chief engineer. “The new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing build on the brand’s respected legacy of ultimate-performance driving experiences and elevate them even further.”
The V-Series Blackwing models1 will feature specially tuned chassis, vehicle control technologies and engines. Each model will also be offered with a manual transmission – a feature most luxury brands no longer offer but continues to be a strong desire for many performance driving enthusiasts.
The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing have been undergoing testing that includes sessions at tracks and road courses around the country. Earlier this year, at Virginia International Raceway, each car set lap times seconds faster than the legendary ATS-V and CTS-V.
Information about the current V-Series vehicles, the 2020 CT5-V and CT4-V, can be found on Cadillac.com, and more V-Series Blackwing information will be made available at a later date.
GM Product Communications