Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing may rocket past 200 mph – Roadshow

There’s greater than what meets the attention happening right here.


Confirmed: The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing will each have a steering wheel. On Thursday, GM’s luxurious division shared the primary picture of what it calls the automobiles’ “efficiency steering wheel.”

That is fantastic, however after some deliberation between the Roadshow workforce, we expect we cracked into some juicier information: The CT5-V Blackwing might go quicker than 200 mph.

How on the earth can we get that from this shot of the steering wheel? Properly, you see, automakers love to go away Easter eggs behind on a regular basis. You simply must have the suitable pair of eyes and oftentimes noggin. In the event you look carefully beneath the “V” badge on the steering wheel, there is a sequence of seemingly ineffective figures and numbers. “>322,” it reads.

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing teaser

“Better than 200 mph,” if we’re studying this appropriately.


For these effectively versed in hex code, “&#62” interprets to “larger than,” or extra bluntly, the “>” image. And the “322?” That simply so occurs to be 200 mph when changing from 322 kph. So, that bizarre hodge-podge of numbers and figures reads “larger than 200.”

We’ll remind you the final CTS-V made historical past because the quickest Cadillac ever with a 200 mph prime pace, maybe acknowledged on the instrument cluster that clearly reveals “200.”  It could be that Cadillac’s prepared to interrupt its personal report with the CT5-V Blackwing. As for why it is doubtless the CT5-V Blackwing and never the CT4-V Blackwing, these efficiency sedans are rumored to boast carryover engines from the CTS-V and ATS-V.

The latter ran a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 and muscled 189 mph. The CTS-V, in the meantime, romped round with a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 borrowed from the earlier Corvette Z06. If certainly one of them is to interrupt 200 mph, it’ll be the one with the large, supercharged V8 beneath the hood.

Other than our hunch, the teaser photograph would not exhibit something too groundbreaking. The steering wheel wears some pretty supplies, resembling carbon fiber, leather-based and a crimson racing stripe on the 12 o’clock mark. There’s additionally a “V” button hooked up to this wheel and it appears like each automobiles will maybe run a totally digital instrument cluster. The correct aspect of the photograph bears a ghostly blue wash, which we think about is to cover the already confirmed handbook transmission sitting there.

Rumor has it Cadillac needed to point out each of the automobiles this yr, however the coronavirus pandemic shuffled plans round. In in the present day’s announcement, the model mentioned each automobiles will launch in summer season of 2021, that means we’ll doubtless see each the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing bow within the early a part of subsequent yr.

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Sean Szymkowski