Cadillac Teases Blackwing Steering Wheel, Hints At 200-MPH Top Speed

More powerful versions of the Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V are on the way. Last year, the company confirmed new Blackwing models, which promise to inject even more performance into what’s already available in V-Series sport sedans. And now we have our first look at what. expect from the duo.

Here’s the latest “teaser” for the new Cadillac Blackwing models, but honestly, that doesn’t show much. We get a grim look at the pair’s new performance steering wheel, which features plenty of leather, fancy stitching, a red racing stripe and, of course, carbon fiber. This steering wheel also distinguishes what you already get on the CT4-V and CT5-V, a new “V” button, located to the left and below the infotainment controls rather than integrated on the right side of the steering wheel.

What’s most interesting about this teaser isn’t the steering wheel at all – it’s what’s behind it. Zoom in on the digital speedometer and the display will show “200,” which likely indicates a top speed of 200 miles per hour. We don’t expect the pint-sized CT4-V Blackwing to be this fast, but the larger CT5-V could hit 200.

But don’t be fooled by the name ‘Blackwing’, the CT4 or CT5 Blackwing is unlikely to use the brand’s 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V8 once available on the CT6-V. Rather, rumors hint at the outgoing ATS-V’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6, once good for 464 horsepower (346 kilowatts) and 445 pound-feet (603 Newton-meters). Expect the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing to be a bit more powerful than that.

Both Blackwing models are expected to debut later this year before going on sale in summer 2021. Pricing details are not yet available.

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Today, Cadillac shared a first image of the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing performance steering wheel. The wheel is meticulously crafted with leather and cut-and-sewn seams, a red racing stripe at 12 o’clock, carbon fiber trims and a V-Series emblem, ensuring each vehicle reflects the heritage of winning Cadillac. of the championship on the track. Designed with driver ergonomics as a priority, Cadillac’s exclusive V-Mode and Performance Traction Management system can be accessed quickly and directly from the left and right sides of the wheel, respectively.

Cadillac is ushering in the next era of the V-Series sub-brand. Now in its fourth generation, the V series represented a high expression of design, technology and driving dynamics. The Blackwing V-Series represents the pinnacle of Cadillac performance and craftsmanship by combining the brand’s racing heritage with luxury and comfort to create the most capable Cadillacs on the track.

The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be available1 from summer 2021. Visit the Future V-Series Blackwing Vehicles page on Cadillac.com to sign up for future product updates.

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