You'll see it when you pop the hood.
Cadillac fans had a lot to celebrate when the company unveiled its new Blackwing high-performance sedans earlier this year. The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing blend powerful engines with rear-wheel drive and a standard manual gearbox. Along with the new BMW M3, these types of sedans won't be around forever, but the CT5-V is unique in pairing a V8 with RWD and a manual. As if the powerful CT5-V Blackwing wasn't already special enough, Cadillac has revealed another exclusive detail about this sedan: its 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine will be hand-built and come with a plaque on the supercharger lid with the builder's name.
Yes, this detail may not alter the performance of the CT5-V Blackwing in any way, but it adds another touch of distinction to the sedan. After all, hand-built engines and components are more often associated with high-performance Mercedes-AMG models or exotics from the likes of Rolls-Royce. According to GM Authority, Blackwing Chief Engineer Mirza Grebovic said that "before, it was a higher-volume engine, but now it's a single builder that builds the whole engine, and when they're done, they'll use a plaque with his or her name."
It'll give CT5-V Blackwing customers another reason to pop the hood, not that there weren't plenty of those to begin with. This sedan's LT4 V8 produces 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to shoot from 0-60 mph in only 3.7 seconds with the available automatic transmission. It will be capable of reaching a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The CT5-V Blackwing will be capable of slowing down just as quickly as it accelerates thanks to an available carbon-ceramic brake package from Brembo that will add nearly ten grand to the base price. We can't wait to get behind the wheel of Cadillac's most powerful vehicle yet.