There isn’t much we don’t know about the Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing performance sedans ahead of their February 1 reveal. Cadillac themselves have already teased the carbon fiber-backed sport seats, magnesium wheels, carbon and suede steering wheel, 200 mph top speed, and available six speed manual. We’ve also seen the order guides leak for both models, which confirmed the sedan’s powertrains MC&T was the first to report on, and other rumored information. Now, probably to Cadillac’s disdain, more information about these exciting sports sedans has leaked before their reveal, which is less than a week away. What other new details could we possibly still learn about before the official reveal? Read on for the highlights of the options list, courtesy of Cadillac V-Net.
First up are the colors, which are the same for both the Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing. These include shades familiar to the standard V-Series sedans, like Satin Steel Metallic, Summit White, Black Raven, Shadow Metallic, Wave Metallic, Rift Metallic, and Infrared Tintcoat. Jointing the lineup as Blackwing exclusive colors are Electric Blue and Blaze Orange Metallic, which appear to be new to any General Motors product.
The only disappointment is Cadillac have dropped Evergreen Metallic from the standard V-Series models. A dark green, manual, 650 hp V8 Cadillac sedan with tan interior sounded pretty special to us. Speaking of interior choices, there are a number of leather and suede seating options, most being gray, black or tan. Different colored seat belts are also available.
Despite the many similarities between these models, there are some differences in their options. The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing options list shows two carbon fiber packages, as well as a carbon front spitter option, which are nowhere to be found on the CT5-V Blackwing list. This hints at the CT5-V Blackwing getting more standard equipment. Additionally, the CT4-V Blackwing has four brake caliper color options to the CT5-V Blackwing’s two, but the CT5-V has two additional wheel options and can spec carbon ceramic brakes. These wheels are likely the magnesium wheels Cadillac have teased, and they may not be available on the smaller Blackwing.
The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing will also lose out on the CT5-V Blackwing’s optional all-wheel-drive, with good ‘ol rear drive standard on both models. If the CT5-V does indeed get the full 650 hp from its 6.2 liter LT4 V8, that system will be put to good use. The CT4-V Blackwing has less of a need with a 3.6 liter LF4 V6 with an expected 450 hp.
The CT5-V Blackwing will also have an optional Performance Package that won’t be available on the CT4-V. The options guide already shows the magnesium wheels and carbon ceramic brakes are CT5-V exclusives, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see these options and some exterior carbon make up this Performance Package.
Other, less performance oriented options include the usual tech, lighting, cold weather and safety packages. The CT5-V Blackwing will also be the sole model available with Cadillac Super Cruise, and will have a panoramic moonroof offered while the CT4-V will make do with a smaller standard sunroof.
At this point, the only thing we really don’t know is what these fast Caddy sedans look like under the camo, and we’ll have to wait less than a week to find out.