Thanks to clever electronics and summer tires from Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, specially calibrated for the CT5-V Blackwing, the most powerful Cadillac for road traffic reaches 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds. The 15.7-inch front rotors are considered to be the biggest brakes ever installed on a production Cadillac, and given the car’s top speed, you definitely need these big guys.
The CT5-V Blackwing reaches a speed of more than 322 kilometers per hour and is equipped as standard with magnetorheological dampers of the fourth generation of Magnetic Ride Control. Plenty of high-gloss carbon fiber is available for both outdoor and indoor use, and the forged aluminum wheels can be swapped out for magnesium wheels to reduce unsprung weight.
“As the ultimate performance version of our V-Series, the main instruction for their designs was to maintain authenticity and integrity while raising the bar.” said design chief Andrew Smith. “Anything new and unique about these vehicles was only included when it served a functional purpose and at the same time created a powerful, distinctive look.”
Similar to CT4-V Blackwing That challenges the BMW M3, the medium-sized sibling can be reserved in limited numbers. Only 250 units can be pre-ordered with a $ 1,000 refundable security deposit. Every single example is unique thanks to a serial badge on the high-performance steering wheel.
A two-day experience at the Cadillac V-Series Academy Driving School is included in the purchase price, which starts at $ 84,990 excluding freight.