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2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Gets a Glorious 668-HP V-8 and a Manual

Starting at $84,990, this sedan will serve as a final gas-powered sendoff to Cadillac's impressive V performance subbrand.

  • Cadillac has unveiled its CT5-V Blackwing performance sedan, which features a 668-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 and is available with a manual transmission.
  • These Blackwing models, the CT5-V and the CT4-V, will be the last gasoline-powered models in Cadillac's V-Series lineup as the brand pivots to electric vehicles.
  • They may be the last of their line, but they're also the most track-capable V models ever, Cadillac says.

Forget about the name change for a second. Or that this is the final era for gas-powered Vs. Let's first live in the now and revel in the fact that the most powerful Cadillac ever is offered with a manual transmission. That's right, the CT5-V Blackwing's 668-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 comes standard tethered to a six-speed Tremec TR6060 gearbox from the Camaro.

But with this most excellent news comes equally bad news. Cadillac boss Rory Harvey confirms that the CT5-V Blackwing—along with its simultaneously announced CT4-V Blackwing sibling—will be the last gasoline-powered V models, capping off a brilliant run of ferociously capable yet daily-drivable models that started with the 2004 CTS-V. It doesn't mean V is dead, but next time around it'll be electric.


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