When we look at the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, we’re noticing an end of an era. With a future of electric vehicles becoming more prominent every news cycle, there comes a time where the automakers have to decidedly retire the vehicles of a gaseous variety. This is evident of Cadillac’s plans to make the Vs be the last of these gas powered vehicles.
Blackwing happens to be an evolution of the ATS-V which is a sports sedan with handling an engine with a child-size back seat. To compare the CT4-V Blackwing to the CT5-V Blackwing is just as bad as comparing garbanzo beans to chickpeas. In which there is a Blackwing that operates with a 668 horsepower V-8. Currently, however, you can enjoy enough horsepower that gives of a 472 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6. This engine has an exhaust that bypasses a muffler. But there are recordings that are another engine going through the speaker.
With the add-on of a $3,175 10-Speed Automatic Transmission, The CT4-V Blackwing ought to be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 3.8 seconds. However, at no-cost should there be a six-speed manual that will definitely add some tenths of speed. In which case, the manual transmission is going to appear quick and without any lift-shift feature. Whereas with the manual transmission of the Tremec TR-6060, there is better handling with the vehicle.
In this version of the Cadillac, there are also titanium connecting rods.
They happen to be way more expensive than the automatic-forged-steel-rods but lightweight enough to duplicate mass. This therefore ups the engine response for manual buyers. The 4-V definitely gives off a variety of Performance Traction Managements that will allow for set, stability control, traction control and “race,” simply enough.
So bon voyage, Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing! May you and your others always take a number for innovation. It’s going to be a long wait. For now, you may become fodder for car collectors and vintage fans everywhere.