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Experience Unmatched Power with the CT5-V Blackwing

/ 09:22 AM March 03, 2023

The CT5-V Blackwing Cadillac checks all the marks if you want a high-performance sports sedan. What makes the CT5- V special? Is it its supercharged engine pumps? Sleek interiors? Spacious cabin?

Scroll down and learn more about its high-end features and enhancements that make this luxury sports sedan exceptional.

Overview of the CT5-V Blackwing

Overview of the CT5-V Blackwing

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The 2023 CT5-V Blackwing, Cadillac’s V-series high-performance lineup leader, is our top pick among sports sedans. The CT5-V Blackwing boasts an impressive hand-built crate engine – a supercharged twin turbo V-8 engine.


It has with 668 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission, which can accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. In terms of fuel economy, this high-performance engine is fuel efficient.  

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Like a Chevrolet performance, the car’s handling is just as exciting as its acceleration, making it an ideal choice for experienced drivers.

Facing stiff competition from well-known models like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E63, the CT5-V Blackwing stands out for its affordable price and superb performance.

Design and Performance

Exterior design

Sleek and aerodynamic body

Cadillac purposely designed the signature V-Series, CT4-V Blackwing, and the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing with aerodynamic aesthetics.

It improves overall performance and form. 11 different heating and cooling exchanges help feed its powerhouse engine. 

The sedan’s mesh grille design directs air to the primary radiators, cooler and airflow ducts. Its front splitter and rear spoiler combine to reduce lift and generate traction. In addition, its impressive exterior is ideal for all types of working environments. 


Unique Blackwing badging 

You will always notice the iconic Blackwing emblem, a stylized bird with outstretched wings on the rear and front. The bird emblem represents the high-performance Blackwing engine.

General Motors experts hand-built this. Also, the engine plaque includes the technician’s signature for a personal touch.

Interior design

Interior design

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Luxurious and technologically advanced cabin 

The best way to describe the sedan’s cabin is a unique combination of luxury and technology. The interior uses premium leather, carbon fiber, and metal accents.

In addition, the Front seats are sports-inspired and have excellent features for long drives. The rear seats have ample legroom and headroom.

Its interior storage could be more spacious, though. But the trunk area has the same size and shape and sufficient space for the luggage of regular CT5s.

Moreover, the cabin has advanced technology features, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 10.2-inch infotainment display. Overall, the car provides drivers and passengers with a comfortable riding experience. 

Driver-focused features and controls

With the latest software development in its slew of features, such as the 12-inch Digital Instrument Custer, Performance Data Recorder, steering wheel, cabin.

The car also has Performance Traction Management System, and drivers can enjoy maximum control and comfort of the car’s capabilities. 

Additional Safety and Driver Assistance features

Besides the Cadillac Smart System with Automatic Emergency Braking features, the CT5- V Blackwing provides an Intellibeam function that automatically turns the headlamps on and off.

Moreover, the Front Park Alerts function uses multiple sensors to prevent collisions at low speeds. 

Even with this car’s advanced features, every driver should observe safe driving practices and attend seminars on safety training. 

Power and Performance

Cutting-edge powertrain technology 

The sports sedan presents a high-performance powertrain comprising a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, rear-wheel drive, and a six-speed manual transmission. 

The engine is powerful with a horsepower of 668 and torque of 659 lb-ft, excellent for any performance testing or load testing. The transmission is equipped with Active Rev Matching, ensuring seamless and accurate gear changes.

The vehicle also features Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 suspension, Brembo brakes, an electronic limited-slip differential, and high-performance tires, all contributing to its optimal performance.

Exceptional acceleration and handling 

The supercharged V8 engine allows the car to speed up quickly and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in seconds. Also, the Magnetic Ride Control 40.0 handles all driving conditions.

Technology and Safety

Technology and Safety

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Advanced technology features

Next-generation infotainment system 

The infotainment interface is highly satisfactory. The 10.0-inch touchscreen display has Apple, carPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition.

Linking up with wearable technologies is not a problem with the car’s infotainment system. It also has a 15-speaker AKG system, a 12.0 digital gauge display, and a heads-up display. 

Overall, the CT5-V Blackwing’s advanced technology features represent cutting-edge automotive engineering and offer a unique blend of luxury and technology to drivers and passengers alike.

Advanced driver assistance technologies 

To further enhance the driving experience, the CT5-V Blackwing has a full load of technological improvements and intelligent features such as active and passive safety systems and advanced car crash technology.

Superior Safety Features

Active and passive safety systems 

Cadillac thoughtfully designed the sedan with an additional layer of protection found in its advanced Active Safety Systems and Passive Safety Systems that work effectively to prevent accidents.  

Multiple airbags, seat belts, and the Onstar system for emergency services are found in the Passive Safety Systems.  

Advanced crash avoidance technology

One of this sedan’s exceptional features is the technology that provides drivers an extra ‘health and safety net’ to avoid accidents or reduce impact. 

Some notable features include Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which uses sensors and cameras to detect collisions.

It also has the Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Rear Cross-Training Alert (RTA), and Blind Spot Monitoring.


Many car enthusiasts will be in awe of the CT5-V Blackwing’s performance and luxury. Like the rest of the Cadillac series, you’ll spend a pretty penny on the CT5-V Blackwing.

It has everything a luxurious sport sedan offers – posh interiors, performance, and price. Moreover, purchasing this car boils down to personal preferences. If this car checks all the boxes, get behind the wheel! 

Additional Resources 

You can get more details, schedule a test drive, or get financing options at CT5- V Blackwing info. Check these independent reviews: 

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