Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing waiting game ends February 1


Fans eagerly awaiting the debuts of the track-baddie Caddies will finally reach peak gratification on February 1. At least that’s what Cadillac aims to achieve when it finally showcases its snarly high-powered Blackwing variants of the CT4-V and CT5-V via livestream—7 p.m. Eastern on Twitter and Cadillac’s website.

The online event promises viewers an immersive experience into Cadillac’s interpretation of what on-track excitement and next-level craftsmanship ought to look, sound, and perform like.

Rumblings around the Blackwing name came to a boil earlier this year when Cadillac confirmed that the CT4-V and CT5-V sedans would resurrect the name from its prior Blackwing V-8, but not the actual engine itself. Rather, Cadillac envisions the name as more of a broad emblematic brush of performance; at the time it stated, “the Blackwing name has come to represent the very best of Cadillac performance engineering, craftsmanship, and technology. 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.”

In the months to follow, fans and media alike got plenty of spy images to keep them satiated. The first was at the GM proving ground in Milford, Michigan, where the not-so-secretive camouflage revealed a redesigned, aerodynamically blessed front fascia on the CT4-V Blackwing.

In late August, Cadillac dropped a nugget of interior intrigue when it released one (yep, just one) photo of the CT5-V Blackwing steering wheel that will command these beasts. Looming clues of performance went under the microscope. Details of note were “V-Mode,” and “>322” (Unicode >322, or an implied greater than 300 kph/200 mph). The event will surely have some answering to do on those fronts.

As the leaves dropped this fall, so did the best Blackwing spy photos to date, along with some news on optional goodies like carbon-fiber seats and magnesium wheels.

Cadillac deserves some commendation for advancing its high-performance offerings, as well as keeping three-pedal hopes and dreams alive. We’re just three weeks out, so here’s to hoping the Blackwing reveal lives up to every expectation.

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