- Jul 27, 2021
- V-Series Cadillac(s)?
- 2023 Escalade V, 2022 CT5-V Blackwing
Biggest is obviously the manual, especially on the 5BW. Its basically the only reason I want the car, a competitive manual V8 sports sedan in todays age is just something I didn't think I'd see again.
That being said what I really want is an AWD manual V8 wagon but those sure don't exist. I could settle for an M5/RS6/E63S but those all scare me for maintenance after warranty and because there automatic only, there will always be something faster and better over the horizon.
The Blackwing with the manual is the end of the line, something I know I will absolutely love and never want to sell just like my '19 Z06. Its been a year now and still no allocation, I know I'm close but the goat rodeo is starting to take its toll.
Hopefully I get a phone call sooner rather then later. I thought last week with '23 allocations released would be my time but not yet. I may just go buy that M5 or a Hellcat or something that I can have now. However I'm pretty sure I'd get a phone call as soon as I did that so maybe thats not a bad idea.
Either way I'm trying to hold out, I've gone through 5 cars in the last 12 months while waiting for this Blackwing, whats a 6th?
It's worth the wait, trust me. I'm lucky enough to be coming up on a year of ownership next month with 5,000 very enjoyable miles to date as a weekend/evening cruiser.
A car that lacks a lot of the chassis and suspension sophistication, but would still be fun and a good practice for the Blackwing is a Challenger six-speed hellcat. You can practice banging the gears in the Hellkitty Challenger so you're ready when the Blackwing comes in.