So let it be written, So let it be done.
I called on Cadillac to leverage this name all the way back to the launch of the CT6 V Sport, and on many other occasions. Perhaps Cadillac reads these forums? At the very least I want a gold star dammit!
Last edited by SKH; 06-29-2019 at 03:42 PM.
New prediction. If in a few years Cadillac is able to establish BLACKWING as the top V Series variant, they’ll keep V Series for the entry point performance vehicles, and they’ll eventually drop the ‘V’ annotation from BLACKWING badged offerings. You’ll have CT4/CT5-V Series etc, and then CT4/CT5 BLACKWING.
“So let it be written, So let it be done”.
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MB has a Black Series and Lincoln has Black Label (which in Canada is a inexpensive and very yucky Beer) I see no issue with the Blackwing name.
There is a version of the 2021 Escalade that would definitely be worthy of the BLACKWING name. I’m not sure if they should use it on the XT4/5/6. For those, V Series would suffice if they had similar power, braking and handling enhancements along the lines of the CT4/5 entry V’s.
Blackwing is a stupid name for the higher performance Vs for multiple reasons:
1. Blackwing is the name of the 4.2TT V8
2. Not all Higher performance Vs are going to have the V8 so you're going to have blackwings w/o a blackwing???
3. The CT6 Platinum is available w/ a Blackwing V8
4. Blackwing is a stupid name
So to sum that up, alot of you are clamoring for a performance series to be named after an engine that some of the vehicles within that performance series isn't going to have....then on top of that, a non performance series car (and possibly the 'Slade) will also have the Blackwing engine...talk about muddling a message.
I've given up on the stupidity of the CT4/5V being called Vs instead of VSports, but this Blackwing thing is equally as dumb and should be dissuaded at all costs.
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Or maybe they are planning also to call the engine in their top models a Blackwing.
Blackwing v6, Blackwing V8, Blackwing electric..problem solved
I dunno Blackwing seems pretty cool to me.
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