Cadillac Accepting Reservations for the V-Series Blackwing

The high-performance Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing sedans were unveiled in early February. After giving a first look at the car at the Daytona 500, Cadillac has started accepting reservations. Only 250 models of the gasoline-powered sports sedans will be built for 2022, and with a $1,000 refundable deposit, customers can secure their special car.

To commemorate this occasion, the 250 V-Series Blackwing models will receive a numbered plaque on the high-performance steering wheel that will list the model, transmission, and build sequence. The high-performance steering wheel is standard on the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing and included on the higher trims of the CT4-V Blackwing.

The Cadillac V-Series Blackwing cars have a number of premium features, such as the available carbon fiber seatbacks on the CT5-V Blackwing. The sedans stand out as high-performance vehicles, complete with a standard six-speed manual transmission and an available 10-speed automatic transmission for faster acceleration. The CT5-V Blackwing, equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, delivers a whopping 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing is smaller but just as powerful, with its 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine generating 472 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque.

People who reserved the V-Series Blackwing will be invited to attend a two-day high-performance driving school experience at Cadillac’s V-Series Academy at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada.

Even if you didn’t reserve the V-Series Blackwing in time, you can still enjoy the many features that make Cadillac vehicles great with a regular CT4-V or CT5-V. Check out these two high-performance sedans at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac in Rouston, Louisiana.

Cadillac V-Series Blackwing Gets Manual Thanks to 3D Printing

Fans of hands-on driving will be happy to learn that the upcoming Cadillac V-Series Blackwing will get a manual transmission — made possible by 3D printing.

The Cadillac team worked hard to incorporate functional 3D-printed parts in the upcoming V-Series Blackwing models. The 3D-printed parts include two HVAC ducts, an electrical harness bracket, and a unique medallion that will sit on the manual shifter knob. By producing the manual transmission with additive manufacturing, Cadillac was able to reduce costs and waste.

Both the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-5 Blackwing will include a six-speed manual transmission as standard and offer a 10-speed automatic transmission as an option. Thanks to this innovative process, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will be the only sedan in its segment to offer a manual. The 3D-printed six-speed manual transmission will be quieter and more durable than previous manuals.

Manual transmissions are popular among driving enthusiasts, and knowledge about manual transmission is still prevalent. A recent Harris Poll study shows that 66 percent of American adults surveyed know how to drive a manual, and roughly 40 percent of those who do not know are interested in learning.

The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-Blackwing will be available starting summer 2021. Ask about reserving yours at Courtesy Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac.