It’s entirely appropriate that Cadillac packaged the rollout of its two new performance sedans against the backdrop of last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, where a legitimate 200 MPH Cadillac was taking part in the DPi category with JDC-Miller MotorSports and Action Express Racing, pure racing cars weighing some 2,050 pounds with more than 580 horsepower. So consider the fact that the hotter of the two new road Cadillacs, the CT5-V Blackwing, surpasses the engine output of the race car by more than 100 horses. The CT5-V Blackwing sedan is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 with 668 horsepower and 659-lbs.ft. of torque, linked to a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The other car, the CT4-V Blackwing, has a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 472 horsepower, for crying out loud.
Regardless, Cadillac is flatly declaring that the CT5-V Blackwing is the fastest and most powerful car in its illustrious history: To wit, Cadillac says this substantial luxury performance sedan will top 200 MPH on the track, and reach 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds when optioned with the 10-speed automatic. There’s a ton of pure racing technology, from a four-lobe Eaton supercharger to Rotocast aluminum cylinder heads, titanium valves and wet-sump oiling. Front disc brake rotors are nearly 15 inches in diameter. An electronically control limited-slip rear differential is standard. Pricing for the CT5-V will being at $84,990, you can reserve yours by going here.