The best upgrades are available for the CT5-V Blackwing.
There are just a few days to go before Cadillac reveals the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing. A recent leak exposed some of the performance details of these hot sedans, indicating that the CT5-V Blackwing will pack a supercharged V8 punch that will make it the most powerful Caddy ever.
Prior to the full reveal, Cadillac V-Net has now shared a document showing the available options for both Blackwing sedans, along with further confirmation of power outputs. Let's dig into some of the details of what these sedans will offer when they arrive.
Starting with the CT4-V Blackwing, it can be had in a choice of nine exterior colors, including Blackwing-exclusive shades like Blaze Orange metallic and Electric Blue.
Black Raven, Summit White, and Wave metallic are some other choices. Inside, customers can choose from leatherette, leather/cloth, or leather with suede. Other tasty options for the CT4-V Blackwing (indicated in the sheets above) include a Brembo high-performance braking system, calipers in colors like red or bronze, a carbon fiber front splitter, two different carbon fiber packages, and an Interior Trim package in sueded microfiber. Other package options include the Cold Weather, Technology, and Driver Awareness Plus packages.
The CT5-V Blackwing (option sheets below) shares a similar range of exterior colors but can be specced with higher-quality semi-aniline leather upholstery. It also gets bigger 19-inch wheels (with 20s available), with finishes including Satin Graphite Dark and Polished/Dark Android. Unique to this model is a Brembo carbon-ceramic braking system, all-wheel drive, and packages like Premium and Platinum.
While the document doesn't make it clear what these packages contain or what they cost, the 2021 CT5-V's Platinum package goes for $6,290 and adds semi-aniline leather, a dual-pane sunroof, and the Parking package.
A Parking package and a Performance package are further exclusive upgrades for the CT5-V Blackwing, as are two variations of the Supercruise system ($2,500 on the current CT5-V). However, the latter omission for the CT4-V Blackwing seems curious since the current CT4-V can be equipped with Supercruise.
As discovered in an earlier leak, the CT4-V Blackwing will use an LF4 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 with 450 horsepower, and the CT5-V Blackwing will use the LT4 supercharged V8 engine with another 200 hp more than that. We'll know more about what the Blackwing options cost when the cars are fully revealed on February 1. Most customers will be clamoring for one of the first 500 examples, all of which will feature a unique serialized plaque.