Cadillac's First 500 Blackwings Will Be Extra Special

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The order books are about to open.

It's with curiosity and anticipation we wait for the official reveal of the limited production Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing models. The reveal of the new high-performance models has been confirmed for February 1st, 2021, after which Caddy will be taking deposits of $1,000 to secure a spot. But the first 500 will be particularly special, as the first 250 of each V-Series Blackwing model will come with a serialized plaque to denote their uniqueness. However, Cadillac says customers that don't snag one of the first 500 cars will be able to sign up to a waiting list to be notified as soon as more of the high performance sedans become available.

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The unique serialized plaques will be mounted on the high-performance steering wheel and etched with a five-digit portion of the vehicle's VIN sequence. Cadillac tells us that each model refreshes the VIN sequence and it resets at #001 for each model year and each different transmission option. That means for each model year; there will be four #001 serial numbers as both the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing models are available with either a 6-speed Tremec manual transmission or a ten-speed automatic transmission. It's also worth noting that the high-performance steering wheel is standard on all CT5-V Blackwing models and standard on all but the base trim level CT4-V Blackwing.

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At this stage, it's unclear how many of each of the Blackwing models will be produced. When we reached out to Cadillac for comment, we were told that they "are not able to comment on final production numbers at this time." We don't expect them to be produced en masse though, as, from previous experience, the Cadillac CT6-V only lived to see around 1,500 units manufactured.

The CT4-V Blackwing will feature a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 rated for in excess of 464 horsepower, while the 200-mph CT5-V Blackwing will utilize a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 good for upwards of 640 hp. More details will likely become available in the fortnight ahead of the reveal, but at this stage, there's still no clue as to what mysterious gift customers will get with their cars.

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