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  1. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac is planning to reduce the unsprung mass on its CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing by making their wheels out of magnesium. They will be the only GM products to offer mags in the near future, says Cadillac. The reasons are pretty simple. Magnesium has the highest strength to weight ration of any...
  2. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac's latest teaser sheds a little more light on the brand's 5 Series fighter. Or, rather, in the CT5-V Blackwing since it will have the option of carbon fiber bucket seats. The image also shows V logo in the carbon fiber, which is fancy. Whether or not they'll show up in the CT4-V...
  3. Global Cadillac News
    Yes, the Blackwings - to be clear, the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings - will receive their own special performance steering wheel, Cadillac announced Thursday. Teasing a steering wheel a year out from a model's debut seems a little unusual, especially considering the CT4-V and CT5-V are on sale now...
  4. Automotive Industry & GM News
    If you own a CT6-V, it may encourage you to learn that the Blackwing engine at the front of it cost GM an estimated $20,000. That's because the design program that led to its production is estimated to have cost GM $16 million and Cadillac only made about 800 of them. Why did Cadillac stop so...
  5. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac has officially confirmed that the hotter versions of the CT4-V and CT5-V will be called Blackwing. That's despite (reportedly) not being powered by the Blackwing V8. That's because, according to Cadillac, the name is more about excellence than it is about a particular object. "The...
  6. Global Cadillac News
    Cadillac's 4.2-liter double-overhead-cam V8 engine may not be dead yet. Speaking to Motor Trend, Caddy's chief engineer Brandon Vivian said the company is still looking for ways to use the engine. "Would I relish the opportunity to put [the Blackwing] in something else? Yes," Vivian...
  7. Global Cadillac News
    Closed production facilities and social distancing will reportedly lead to a delayed launch for the CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing. Although the names have not yet been confirmed, the cars popularly predicted to be named after Cadillac's unique V8, will be even more hardcore versions of...
  8. Automotive Industry & GM News
    They created a monster, but nobody wants internal combustion no more, they want EV. Gas is chopped liver. It's at least part of why Cadillac's amazing new V8 lasted for about as long as it could run a quarter-mile. But there's new hope for the beast of an engine.  The 550 hp, hot-vee, 4.2L...
  9. Global Cadillac News
    With the CT6 being displaced by the Hummer, Cadillac's twin-turbocharged Blackwing V8 has no home. And sadly, that's not about to change. Speaking to Road & Track, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said that the overhead cam V8 won't be under any hoods any time soon. "[We have] no specific...
  10. Automotive Industry & GM News
    GM's premium Cadillac brand has announced pricing for the Cadillac CT5-V performance sedan, and anyone concerned with the car's less-than-exceptional projected power output ought to be relieved. The car will have a base MSRP of just $48,690 in RWD spec, with AWD available as a $2,600 option...
  11. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A new report says that Cadillac's supercool twin-turbo Blackwing V8 is, well, doomed. As in it won't go into the company's next high-performance sedans. Or into the Escalade. Or into anything else. And they've already said that no other GM brand is going to get it. But does any of this make any...
  12. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Back in November, the automotive world was atwitter with news of a C8-style key fob with Cadillac branding. GM Authority now reports that it was, in fact, just a Corvette key that hadn't had the Caddy branding removed. The reason the key had Cadillac branding in the first place is down to that...
  13. Automotive Industry & GM News
    As we just covered yesterday, the V-Series application to the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 models will don intermediary performance models, similar to the former V-Sport line. The Blackwing nomenclature will designate top-performing models, redefining what the letter V really means to a Cadillac...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    As we reported at its unveiling at the end of May, Cadillac plans to introduce a series of V cars that's even sportier than the CT5-V and the CT4-V. These will be called Blackwing. A Cadillac Society report  follows a report from Muscle Cars and Trucks report from early June saying that the...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    So Cadillac's new Blackwing V8 is going to trickle down to other GM brands, right? "Over my dead body," Cadillac President Steve Carlisle told Motor Trend. Which seems like an extremely concise statement Those are some fighting words from the head of Cadillac, and it's no surprise. This new...
  16. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Cadillac seemed pretty excited back in January that the CT6-V (or V Sport or whatever) sold out in fewer than two days. But for those unlucky enough to not be one of the 275 people who had successfully preordered their CT6-V, it was kind of a bummer. But don't be bummed! There are more on their...
  17. Automotive Industry & GM News
    It doesn't make sense for Cadillac, or General Motors, to develop an all-new twin-turbo V8 and then only put it into 275 cars you ask? Well, you're probably right. It looks like we might see some more Blackwing spreading its, um, wings into more models. The 550 hp CT6-V sold out in less than a...
  18. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Earlier this month we reported that Cadillac had filed a trademark for a new logo that would likely be applied to cars featuring the Blackwing V8. Now Cadillac is using the logo publicly at the LA Auto Show. Printed on a wall behind a Cadillac CT6-V, the logo appears above a paragraph or two...
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