Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing entered the test site

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing entered the test site

June 30, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the name of the car, there is no Blackwing engine under the hood.

Crossovers and SUVs are in fashion today, but this does not stop Cadillac from “giving” a couple of sports sedans to its fans. The American luxury brand is just starting to work with the CT4-V and CT5-V, and, as it became known, both will receive an upgraded Blackwing with more power and a manual gearbox.

Photo spies noticed the smaller of the two sedans, which was tested at the General Motors Milford test site in Michigan. Camouflage hints at exactly where the changes will occur compared to the “without Blackwing” version, especially for bumpers and side skirts. The most attentive will also notice the vents in the front wings designed to cool the brakes.

In addition, it is worth noting that the trunk lid spoiler is much higher than that of the standard CT4-V, the alloy wheels are probably a little larger, and the more powerful air intakes installed by Cadillac in front, suggest that additional cooling is required to cool the engine under a convex hood .

In fact, the Blackwing CT4-V will not use the 4.2-liter V8 installed in the CT6-V, where it develops 550 horsepower and 868 Nm of torque. According to preliminary information, the Cadillac will install a 3.6-liter V6 turbocharged from the ATS-V, where it produces 464 hp. and 603 Nm. The company is expected to offer a manual transmission and ten-speed automatic transmission.

According to the latest data, the official premiere of Blackwing CT4-V was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the sedan will debut either by the end of this or by the beginning of 2021, after the official presentation of its “big brother”. Sales are reported to begin in mid-2021, with the price significantly exceeding the amount of $ 44,495 requested for CT4-V.