The high-speed Caddy may be in high demand, but the luxury brand is still taking orders for now.
UPDATE: A General Motors spokesperson has provided clarity on the matter, and has notified Carbuzz that Cadillac is still accepting orders for the 2023 CT5-V Blackwing.
The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is an accomplished piece of American engineering. Powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, it's GM's answer to the ubiquitous BMW M3. As you'd expect, it's gone down a treat with performance-minded buyers still looking for some luxury - and the option of a manual transmission.
With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the 2023 CT5-V Blackwing is no longer available to order. As per GM Authority, all units are officially spoken for, and General Motors has had to close the order books. So, what does this actually mean for hopeful buyers of the sports sedan?
Unless you can find an example sitting on a Cadillac forecourt, you're not getting your hands on a 2023 model. Buyers will have to wait for the MY2024 order books to open and, even then, we're guessing you'll have to act quickly. It's remarkable that this bastion of American muscle and luxury has essentially sold out when you consider the $90,995 starting price - although this can quickly increase if you're not careful.
Then again, it's not like Cadillac is spewing out examples of the CT5-V Blackwing. The high-performance sedan is produced in limited quantities, with the Blackwing 120th Anniversary Edition being one of the rarest models. Just 120 examples were built to commemorate a momentous occasion for Cadillac.
Cars like this and the new Escalade-V aren't long for this world. As Cadillac prepares to enter the electric era, you get the feeling that the brand is saying goodbye to high-powered V8s with these wonderful vehicles. EVs like the Lyriq and the newly-introduced Celestiq have previewed the future of the automaker, and it certainly has no space for any ICE-powered motorcars.
If you're hesitant to embrace battery-powered Cadillacs, you best get ready to place an order for a 2024 unit. It may be worth the wait, as the basic CT5 is rumored to receive a comprehensive update for the new model year, which should include a fresher front end and a revised cabin. These changes should be brought over to the CT5-V Blackwing as well.