The first 500 cars have been snapped up.
Just two days after unveiling the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing and 2022 CT4-V Blackwing, Cadillac has great news to share about its new performance models. Cadillac previously announced that the first 500 Blackwing models would be extra special. The first 250 units of each car will come with a serialized plaque on the performance steering wheel to denote their VIN sequence. Each number on the plaque represents a different aspect of the car.
For example, the five-digit sequence on the plaque pictured below represents the model (8 means CT5-V Blackwing), transmission (6 means manual transmission), and the build number (001 means the first vehicle built). A Cadillac spokesperson confirmed to CarBuzz that the VIN sequence would reset at 001 for each model year and transmission type.
Cadillac opened $1,000 reservations to snag one of these first 500 cars, but unless you already have an order confirmation, it's already too late as they are now sold out.
"Monday night, Cadillac's performance pedigree found another gear as customers began reserving their V-Series Blackwings. The demand is a testament to the engineering and design teams that delivered the most track-capable Cadillacs ever," said Rory Harvey, Global Vice President of Cadillac. "It also reflects the passion customers have for our V-Series performance brand."
It only took minutes for the CT5-V Blackwing to sell out, and the CT4-V Blackwing followed soon after. From this information, we can likely assume that the CT5-V Blackwing will be the more sought out and better-selling vehicle of the two. With a 6.2-liter supercharged engine sending 668 horsepower to the rear wheels, the CT5-V is the last rear-drive performance sedan on the market available with a manual transmission. The CT4-V Blackwing is still plenty potent, with a twin-turbo V6 producing 472 hp.
Speaking of manuals, Cadillac has not yet confirmed how many of the 500 CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing models were ordered with the standard six-speed manual transmission versus the 10-speed automatic. CarBuzz has reached out to Cadillac for this information and will update the story should it become available. If anyone has missed out on these first 500 cars, Cadillac is offering the opportunity to sign up for a waitlist, and a dealership will alert them when more inventory becomes available.