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Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Get Blackwing Badge and Manual Transmission

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2020 Cadillac CT4-V and 2020 Cadillac CT5-V
The 2020 Cadillac CT4-V (left) and CT5-V
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Earlier this week, Cadillac confirmed that its new CT4-V and CT5-V performance sedans will get the Blackwing nameplate. And both models will offer a manual transmission — a rare option for a luxury brand to include on one of its vehicles.

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More details about the CT4-V and CT5-V

Per The Drive, the CT4-V and CT5-V will be the fastest cars that Cadillac has ever made. The manufacturer claimed that both models achieved faster lap times at Virginia International Raceway than their predecessors, the ATS-V and CTS-V.

Though these models will sport the Blackwing badge, they won’t adopt the Blackwing V8 engine that fans had anticipated they would. Instead, they’ll feature 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engines.

We also know that Cadillac will produce a limited number of the CT4-V and CT5-V. Though, we’ll have to wait for more details about how many it will make or how many model years these cars will have.

A tribute to the Cadillac legacy

At the time of writing, Cadillac has kept silent on more substantial information about these models’ performance specs. However, we’re confident that the CT4-V and CT5-V will embody the craftsmanship and satisfying performance that fans have come to expect from the automaker.

“The new CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing build on the brand’s respected legacy of ultimate-performance driving experiences and elevate them even further,” said Brandon Vivian, executive chief engineer, Cadillac. 

Until the CT4-V and CT5-V arrive on the market, why not distract yourself by catching up on other exciting developments from the brand? Learn more about the Cadillac Live online shopping experience and the Cadillac XT4 model’s drag-reducing winglets. Or get the scoop on the upcoming all-electric Cadillac Celestiq, which is predicted to arrive sometime in the next five years.

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