What’s new from 2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing? At the moment, it’s a little unclear, but an easy way will make anyone understand.
Will Cadillac get complaints from many fans? The first problem is that they remove CTS and replace it with CT5. The following fact that you have to accept is CTS-V as proof of the level of achievement is the old thing as the descendant to “CTS Vsport.”
Don’t go anywhere and see the results! People will know the next V as Blackwing CT5-V. Maybe you already know that Blackwing is an engine. But, now it’s not only that because it’s also the identity of a fully-powered V-Series car. So, this is the most important thing you need to understand, and it doesn’t mean that Cadillac will have Blackwing V8 even though it’s called Blackwing! It’s not as easy as imagined, so please take a deep breath.
Sure, the sports sedan from Cadillac will revitalize the market and become one of the hottest contestants. But wait, later, you will also see CT4-V, maybe with a turbocharged V-6 engine.
So who are the fierce competitors of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing? Well, a series of other cool names like RS6 or RS from Audi, AMG-63 from Mercedes, M5 from BMW, or M-Division, and the most outrageous AMG will become competitors!
That is all? No, other well-known names such as the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, the Panamera Turbo S from Porsche, and even the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio will also tighten competition in this class.
As a first step but will be an essential consideration for buyers, Cadillac starts its price around $ 85,000 to weaken German car manufacturers’ challenges.
So, what else has Cadillac prepared to face his opponents? Of course, the engine! As the heart of the performance. CT5 will not use a 4.2 l twin-turbo Blackwing V8 engine that generates 550 hp. But, they use the latest V-8 supercharged CTS-V’s 6.2 l version.
You want the engine to produce 650 hp with a six-speed manual transmission or ten-speed automatic. However, there is one point that you can consider extraordinary because, in this class, Cadillac is the only car with a manual transmission. Also, what will calm you down is the presence of a three-pedal version. Yes, this will be more fun and exciting than the competition of German cars.
Finally, Cadillac / GM’s Alpha platform will have the most recent generation, the most intense version of CT5. The rear-drive Cadillac will be the center of attention even though the most severe challengers offer you an all-wheel-drive drive.
But, is Cadillac able to give something new to its new Blackwing? You might be worried about this. But reflecting on the CT-V 360 HP as a non-Blackwing car, we will expect a lot to know the best settings for the best performance.
Alright, we will both look forward to the new Blackwing at the end of the year as well as official information circulating later, and of course, we hope to drive it!
Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast, and he has years of experience in the automotive field as an engineer. Now he is also active as an automobile blogger and member of the auto community.