Want one first? Prepare to get in line.
Cadillac announced last week that the wait is nearly over. Both the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be officially unveiled on February 1, 2021. The live event will be streamed on Cadillac's official website and its social media channels, specifically Facebook and Twitter. The fun will get underway at 7 pm EST.
Also several days ago, details regarding the sedans' engines and performance specs leaked before the luxury brand had intended. We still don't know at this time exactly how many examples Cadillac intends to build annually. For example, the now-discontinued CT6-V and its 4.2-liter twin-turbo "Blackwing" V8 only saw about 1,500 units made during its two model-year production run. Hopefully, Cadillac has far larger production figures in mind.
We also learned last week that Cadillac will begin accepting pre-orders for both sedans on their reveal date but GM Authority claims this will be limited to 500 examples. Not 500 examples, but rather an even 250-unit split. Now, this doesn't mean a grand total of 500 combined examples will be built; the report adds dealerships will be able to begin accepting additional customer orders once all pre-orders have been taken. It's a first-come, first-served basis for those first examples. We highly doubt Cadillac will have any trouble finding plenty of willing buyers despite the expected high price tags.
As part of its launch campaign, Cadillac will offer racing fans a sneak peek of the new high-performance Blackwing sedans during the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 30.
Although the Blackwing V8 seems to have been permanently (and very sadly) retired, the new Blackwings will come powered by tried and true engines. The CT4-V Blackwing will feature the 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 from the outgoing ATS-V where it produced 464 hp and 445 lb-ft.
The CT5-V Blackwing packs the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 found in the also-retired CTS-V and C7 Corvette Z06. Expect a total of 640 hp on tap, making the sedan the most powerful Cadillac ever and, naturally, a 200 mph top speed. Full details are only a few weeks away so stay tuned.