The new 2022 CT4-V Blackwing will be knocking on BMW and Mercedes door letting them know that they are ready to stand up and push the limits of 4 door sports sedans. The question will be…. How will Mercedes and BMW, the king of sports sedans, respond?
Introducing the CT4-V Blackwing & CT5-V Blackwing to their line up for 2022 is a big move for Cadillac . For today’s discussion, we will focus on the CT4-V Blackwing. In my opinion, this vehicle is a true classic sports car, wrapped in a sedan body supporting a monster of an engine underneath the hood. In addition, its elegant and sporty design features will make you question if you are driving a Cadillac Escalade or Chevrolet Corvette.
The CT4-V Blackwing will have a 3.6 twin turbo engine. This will be pushing out 472 HP and 445 ft lb of torque. Let’s think about those number for a second, almost 500 HP in a mid-size daily driver sedan. If that doesn’t pique your interest, I’m about to blow your mind… the 0-60 time is 3.8 seconds! That is the same 0-60 as the Mercedes C 63 yes, C63 not C43. With these numbers, that the CT4-V Blackwing has just released you can almost guarantee that Mercedes and BMW will come out swinging next year trying to improve there 0-60 times.
The CT4-V Blackwing will be the only sports sedan on the market in 2022 to offer a manual transmission. This will be a huge competitive advantage for Cadillac as many true car enthusiasts will be purchasing the manual transmission. The manual transmission will a be a 6-speed with rev matching to help support turbo lag. There will be a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions will come standard with launch control capabilities, helping you beat the 0-60 time set by Cadillac already.
Let’s talk about the styling of the CT4-V Blackwing. Cadillac took a stock CT4-V and did some subtle, yet very important changes, to the vehicle to help with the aerodynamics. Cadillac added a carbon fiber skirt around the vehicle and a small carbon fiber wing on the trunk. This allows for restricted air flow underneath the vehicle forcing the air on top, pushing the vehicle down and increasing the speed in which you can take corners at.
The interior is a beautiful taste of luxury and sport combined. Offering an option with high performance front seats, which in my opinion is a must. These seats will feature mulan & opus leather with quilting patterns. The trims will be carbon fiber adding to the sporty race car theme that Cadillac is going for.
The CT4-V Blackwing is an all-around beautiful vehicle that will set a new level for sports sedans to achieve. With electric cars being the way of the future, this may be the last decade of gas-powered high-performance sedans. This vehicle will represent what American muscle use to be and will be always in our minds.