The Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing are exquisite sports sedans, offering a wonderful mix of luxury with the sheer thrill of owning a car with magnificent power and performance. It’s no wonder it’s the brand’s best-selling vehicle. For 2025, Cadillac just announced a refresh for the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing, bringing the next iteration of technology and performance to the highly-accoladed luxury sport sedans.
2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing: Details
For 2025, Cadillac has decided to give the refreshed CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing a fresh exterior appearance with a revised front facia, offering stronger visual cues that further differentiate the CT5-V and the CT5-V Blackwing. The interiors feature aggressive surface lines with a focus on quality, attention to detail, authenticity of materials, and impeccable craftsmanship. The 2025 CT5-V includes a new front-end performance design with a wider, lower appearance. Other changes include:
- The redesigned grille and front fascia with black moldings, rocker extensions, and spoiler
- Redesigned Cadillac stacked signature vertical lighting with LED headlamps and Mondrian pattern etching
- Walk up and walk away, lighting choreography.
- Three new colors: Drift Metallic, Deep Space Metallic, and Typhoon Metallic
- Lit Cadillac Crest on the back of the 33-inch-diagonal LED display, which welcomes the driver upon approach
- Quad trapezoid exhaust tips
As for the 2025 CT5-V Blackwing it’s now bolder thanks to its redesigned grille and front facia with aero ground effects and front fenders. The changes are similar to the CT5-V, though the Blackwing gets Carbon Fiber Packages, including an updated Carbon Fiber Package with splitter and quad trapezoid exhaust tips. As for the interior, the refreshed 2025 sedans are getting a 33-inch-diagonal LED color touchscreen display, which brings a tech-forward ambiance to the interior with a customizable user interface designed to offer a personalized experience. That includes an available in-vehicle Performance Data Recorder, a new Performance in-vehicle app, and Super Cruise driver assistance with a new Driver Attention Assist.
The in-vehicle Performance Data Recorder was created with input from racing-obsessed GM engineers and designers. It has an assortment of features to help the driver keep track of all the data they want to have while on the track. This includes:
- Speed Tips tool, which automatically highlights the most significant lap time improvement opportunities, including sector analysis and side-by-side video playback
- An automatic summary before a track outing displays the vehicle’s configuration, tire pressures, and track data for the driver’s current-standing personal best performance.
- Live data screen in the center stack, which shows lap time details while on-track, including lap delta and gauges designed to assist a driver’s coach seated in the passenger seat, such as friction circle, accel position, brake position
- Intuitive database of tracks detailed lap data from past track outings
- Head-up display, which shows critical lap time details and bold lap delta graphics, providing immediate performance feedback in the driver’s line of sight
- Access to the AliveDrive mobile application for continued performance analysis away from the vehicle
Finally, we have the performance of these two luxury sports cars, featuring the same renowned power and performance owners expect. While the Chevrolet Camaro has left the stage, that doesn’t mean General Motors is without V8 sports cars. The 2025 CT5-V features a twin-turbo 3.0 V6 engine with 360 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. But if you want to enjoy the sweet control of a manual transmission, the Blackwing will be the car for you; with a 6.2L supercharged V8 that produces 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque, there’s plenty of power for a thrill. Customers can opt for either a 6-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic.
The 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing will arrive in the summer of 2024 and make their public debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The 2025 CT5-V Blackwing will serve as the Official Safety Car in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, taking place January 27-28, 2024. Additionally, the 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing will be available for public viewing in the Cadillac midway display at Daytona International Speedway, not far from the Cadillac Racing LMDh race cars looking to secure a win after 24 hours of racing.