The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is a truly special vehicle, not only because it’s one of the most exciting sports sedans ever made, but because of what it represents for Cadillac. The American luxury brand is slated to become fully electric over this decade, and the Blackwing sedans will become Cadillac’s last internal combustion V-Series cars. As cool as the CT4-V Blackwing is, the CT5-V takes the cake with its supercharged LT4 V8. Where else can you pair a 650 hp supercharged V8 with a manual gearbox and four doors? Here’s a hint: Germany doesn’t offer it anymore. As we get closer to go time for the CT5-V Blackwing, here’s a detailed look at its LT4 V8 engine before it gets installed into the RWD performance sedan.
The LT4 V8 in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is slated to produce 668 hp and 659 lbs-ft of torque, and it can be paired to either a six speed manual or ten speed automatic. It’s practically the same motor you’ll find in the outgoing Cadillac CTS-V, C7 Corvette Z06 and Camaro ZL1. Only in the Cadillac, it produces more power than any of those other cars. Fitting for a run out special. It should look pretty nice under the hood, if the Instagram post by American Muscle HD below is anything to go by.
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While the CT5-V Blackwing represents one of GM’s last V8-powered sedans to ever be built, Cadillac isn’t quite done with the LT4 V8. Look for it to find itself under the hood of an upcoming Cadillac Escalade-V super SUV, which should have happened years ago, if you ask us.-
Over at Chevrolet, the Camaro ZL1 will be the only vehicle expected to carry the LT4. The C8 Corvette Z06 is getting an all new 5.5L DOHC flat-plane crank NA V8 named LT6, while the ZR1 and Zora are expected to utilize twin-turbo versions of that engine, dubbed LT7.