Cadillac today announced that the fourth generation of its V-Series sub-brand, currently spearheaded by the 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, will include ultra-performance variants that carry the Blackwing name. No timetable was given for the launch, but once introduced the vehicles will have limited availability.
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 V-Series Blackwing models 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 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V.
“The Blackwing name has come to represent the very best of Cadillac performance engineering, craftsmanship, and technology,” says Brandon Vivian, executive chief engineer at Cadillac. “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.”