Well folks, the day is upon us. After over a year of speculation, leaks and spy photos making their way online, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are set to debut this evening. Slated to take place at 7:00 p.m. EST, the debut will be available for viewing via Cadillac’s homepage, Twitter page, or their media site. And while you’ll have to wait until then to finally learn everything about these new performance sedans, you don’t have to wait any longer to see them. That is because Cadillac rolled out a new teaser trailer during the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona last night, in which we get our first look at the Cadillac Blackwing models without camouflage.
The 60-second teaser video aired on NBC and NBCSN last night, and it highlights the track-ready nature of these two new Cadillac Blackwing models. More specifically, the video features plenty of nighttime on-track shenanigans, committed by both the CT4-V Blackwing and the CT5-V Blackwing. During these laps, viewers will also notice projected callbacks to Cadillac racers of the past, including some footage from Le Mans back in the 1950s. Right before the ad ends, both cars appear side by side without camouflage in place.
Luckily for anyone horrified by BMW’s latest efforts in the segment, these two cars actually look rather handsome. That said, neither of the Cadillac Blackwing models look much different from their lesser V-Series brethren. The most noticeable change comes by way of the grille mesh in the front facia, which looks to have been redesigned in support of the upgraded cooling we see hidden behind it. While this might not be too much of a problem for some buyers, we do wish there was a bit more of a visual distinction within the range.
There are just a few hours to go before we finally get to learn the full details about the Cadillac Blackwing models. That isn’t to say we don’t already have some idea of what to expect however. Leaked order guides helped to confirm MC&T’s reporting about the carryover engines, and other leaks have all but confirmed the package and color options destined to hit the lineups. We also know that the automaker has plans for a six-speed manual gearbox, 3D printed components, optional magnesium wheels, and carbon bucket seats for the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in particular. All in all, these new Cadillacs are shaping up to be something special. Be sure to check back to MC&T later for the full breakdown of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing debut.