Cadillac Blackwing Sedans:668 Horsepower, Under Four Seconds, 200 MPH
It wasn't enough for Cadillac to introduce just one performance sedan that could jet to 60 miles per hour in only 3.8 seconds, so the company introduced two.
The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing has a 472-horsepower 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 to accelerate from a standing stop to 60 mph in that 3.8 seconds, as mentioned earlier. But the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will take a tenth of a tick off that time. On the strength of its 668-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the sedan will vault from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
The CT5-V Blackwing is not only the most powerful production Cadillac ever, but it is also more potent than the most powerful production BMW ever. That BMW M5 CS was just unveiled a week before the Caddys. If you want to know when the Golden Age of the high-horsepower sports sedans began, look to the past seven days.
While the new Blackwings' acceleration times are impressive, their claimed top speeds are also staggering. Cadillac says the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing will reach 189 mph, while the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing will top 200 mph. The two eagerly anticipated Cadillac Blackwing sedans build on the already impressive performance of the existing CT4-V and CT5-V.
"V-Series Blackwing stands for the very highest level of execution from Cadillac and offers a distinctly American vision of performance: incredible power and luxurious craftsmanship, with absolutely zero compromise between the two," Brandon Vivian, executive chief engineer, Cadillac said in a statement. "We looked to our championship-winning racing heritage and brought an uncompromising eye for detail to create two cars that elevate the V-Series experience."
Though not known for racing prowess during much of its proud saga, the Cadillac brand's racing history dates back to Briggs Cunningham's efforts at Le Mans around 1950. More recently, the marque has had success in the Pirelli World Challenge in IMSA, WeatherTech Sports Car Championships, and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships.