It has been quite a week for the folks at Cadillac. First, order guides for the upcoming Cadillac Blackwing models made their way online, spilling some critical details about the two sport sedans. Then earlier this week it was revealed that the automaker aimed to give us an official debut date for the CT5-V Blackwing and the CT4-V Blackwing, and today Cadillac has officially confirmed further details that their Blackwing models will make their global debut on February 1. But that’s not all.
Prior to the official debut event, the automaker has confirmed that the Cadillac Blackwing models will make a sneak peak appearance during the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 30. A major motorsports event is a great place to show off two new sport sedans, especially considering the inspiration the cars have supposedly taken from their DPi-V.R race car. If you don’t plan on watching the race, you can tune into the live stream event on February 1 at 7:00 p.m. EDT via the brand’s homepage, Twitter page, or their media site.
The high-performance capabilities of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing models are slated to be on display during the event, as will their next level craftsmanship. While this could really mean just about anything, the new teaser clip from GM may give us a hint. The clip shows both a CT5-V and a CT4-V Blackwing lapping a track in close succession.
Keen listeners may also notice that the exhaust notes for both Cadillac Blackwing models can be heard in the video. We know now that the CT4-V Blackwing will be powered by the same 3.6L LF4 V6 as the ATS-V, whereas the CT5-V Blackwing retains the CTS-V’s 6.2L LT4 V8 engine. Power outputs for both cars remain a mystery at this time, but we do know the sedans will do 0-60 mph in 3.8 and 3.7 seconds, respectfully. The smaller CT4-V Blackwing tops out at 189 mph, while the V8-powered Caddy will do 200 mph flat out.
With less than a month between us and February, we won’t have to wait much longer to meet the next-generation of Cadillac performance cars. Here is to hoping that they are something special, as Cadillac is considering becoming an all EV manufacturer by 2025.