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News Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Spotted – Are We Hearing A Manual Shift?

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Spotted – Are We Hearing A Manual Shift?

Cadillac is putting the final touches on the CT5-V Blackwing which means enthusiasts must rejoice


  • Anticipation builds as Cadillac prepares what might become its fastest car ever.

  • So far, Cadillac has impressed with their mid-range V models.


Recently, we’ve sampled both the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V and have found them to exceed our expectations. Be it design, performance, or value, both Caddies deliver styling and a driving experience that would normally command way more money upfront. The CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing should wipe the floor with the competition.

It’s expected that the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing will be powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre V8, the same that once served the now-defunct CTS-V, according to Cadillac Society. Under its broad bonnet, it produced no less than 640 horsepower and 630 lb.-ft. of torque. The last CTS-V was available only with an 8-speed automatic transmission however the generation before it was offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Cadillac Easter Egg Says CT5-V Blackwing Tops 322 km/h

Given the video that was shared on c_zr1’s Instagram account, it seems very clear that the row-your-own-gears transmission is back. A 10-speed automatic will surely also be on the menu. From the video and images, we can see that the CT5 is beefed up and with a far more complex and deep front fascia. The rear spoiler is also larger than the CT5-V we drove recently.

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing | Photo: Cadillac

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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