Cadillac has revealed the new pinnacle American performance sedan.
For years, Cadillac has made an incredibly important contribution to the American performance lexicon by creating high-performance luxury models that personify the stateside approach to elegant, luxurious muscle cars, and the Cadillac CT5-V and the CT5-V Blackwing are revamped and refreshed for the 2025 model year, with Cadillac also celebrating the 20th anniversary of its performance-oriented V-Series.
Along with revised design, the addition of new colors, and exciting new features added to both the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing like a carbon fiber aero package, a new 33-inch diagonal infotainment display is home to a host of added tech in the high-performance machines. Many of the features are track-focused, with a Lap Analyzer tool, Speed Tips tool, readouts of relevant information before a track outing, and more.
However, the main highlight to both the new 2025 Cadillac CT5-V and the 2025 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the performance. The CT5-V gets its 360 horsepower from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which then gets sent through a 10-speed automatic transmission. However, the Blackwing boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, which produces a whopping 668 horsepower and 659 lb/ft of torque, and for purist enthusiasts, that power can be handled with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic.
The CT5-V is also available with all-wheel drive, while both cars come with launch control systems, traction management, Magnetic Ride Control and Electronic Limited Slip, while the CT5-V Blackwing comes with racing-ready Brembo brakes. With all the trappings of both a true muscle car and a plush luxury sedan, as well as the increasingly rare manual transmission available, the new 2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing are American performance heroes.
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