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Why the Blackwing? LT4 is still a great option. Seeing as both TT options for the other V models are the traditionally outward mounted turbos and not the HOT V style, its a bit of wishful thinking, no?
 

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The LT4 is so yesterday. Now it is TT and smaller displacement for better emissions and fuel economy and more hp as a byproduct. Add an electric motor or 2 on the front and away you go.
 

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HAHAHAHAHA yesterday, today, or tomorrow!...the LT4 is one of the best engines GM ever produced...I have 2 of them and would gladly give you the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is on that statement my friend. They do well in a drag race, a roll race, on the track, canyon carving, and daily driving. GM has not yet perfected the small displacement TT thing quite yet....I'll give them a few more years before I jump into a V6 TT or an I4 TT car from GM. That being said I know someone is going to jump on the GNX band wagon here but remember the GNX was a joint venture with Bruce McLaren, and GM all but abandoned the V6 turbo platforms after the Cyclone and Typhoons...so they were either too far ahead of their time or this is just a rerun of what happened in the late 80's. Either way I still love my V8 supercharged LT4's. Have a great day Gents!
 

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So much incorrect information early on concerning CT4-V/CT5-V power plant offerings. Everyone should know by now:

CT4-V (the lesser) -a 2.7L Turbo 4-banger derived from the GM truck engine.

CT4 -V Blackwing - using the LF4 TT 3.6L engine from the previous ATS-V car, but most likely 'upgraded' with Stop/Start and cylinder deactivation technologies. Seriously an incredible engine, just fuel and boost limited due to fuel pumps/injectors & a smallish turbos.



CT-5V (the lesser) - a 3L Twin Turbo which has descent HP and torque. A shame that the 3.6L LF4 wasn't used in this application, but given taxation rules in the EU, perhaps GM aims at trying to sell the car in Europe, and keeping the displacement at/under 3L helps with the taxation costs.

CT-5V Blackwing - 6.2L V8 Supercharged from previous CTS-V, though probably with start/stop and cylinder deactivation technology. Word on the street is that GM/Caddy will offer a manual tranny (like they did in series II V's). Outstanding!!
 

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So much incorrect information early on concerning CT4-V/CT5-V power plant offerings. Everyone should know by now:

CT4-V (the lesser) -a 2.7L Turbo 4-banger derived from the GM truck engine.

CT4 -V Blackwing - using the LF4 TT 3.6L engine from the previous ATS-V car, but most likely 'upgraded' with Stop/Start and cylinder deactivation technologies. Seriously an incredible engine, just fuel and boost limited due to fuel pumps/injectors & a smallish turbos.



CT-5V (the lesser) - a 3L Twin Turbo which has descent HP and torque. A shame that the 3.6L LF4 wasn't used in this application, but given taxation rules in the EU, perhaps GM aims at trying to sell the car in Europe, and keeping the displacement at/under 3L helps with the taxation costs.

CT-5V Blackwing - 6.2L V8 Supercharged from previous CTS-V, though probably with start/stop and cylinder deactivation technology. Word on the street is that GM/Caddy will offer a manual tranny (like they did in series II V's). Outstanding!!
Great information. I am looking forward to testing these two performance sedans when I can, hopefully early next year. I am thinking that enthusiasts will want to shut off the Start/Stop tech and probably don't really care for the cylinder deactivation either.

I was going back and forth between these models and it will ultimately come down to the test drives. I do not really need the extra space of the CT5, since its usually just me and my wife. If I do need space for more I plan to just switch to another vehicle of mine. And I may only do one trip per year now to a track, so the CT4 Blackwing will do just fine. So I choose if I do the 1/4 mile in around 11.5 seconds or around 12 seconds.

I am mostly into spirited road trips and either will be great for that. I do like the idea of a new reconfigurable dash for both these sedans, as I love the one in my V-Sport.
 

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Hello everyone. I was searching online and around the forum in search of more information on the CT5-V Blackwing. So far I know it'll have a supercharged V8, it'll come in a manual, and Cadillac is considering the possibility of making a CT5 wagon. CADILLAC, PLEASE DO IT! My questions are:

Will the Blackwing be offered with:
1. a vented hood?
2. bi-modal exhaust?
3. panoramic roof?
4. silver or charcoal gray finish?

I understand the Blackwing wasn't announced long ago so not all the questions will be answered but if you could offer some insight, please do.
 

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Will the Blackwing be offered with:
1. a vented hood? The Blackwing spy photos don't show vents, but they would be covered anyway.

2. bi-modal exhaust? Not sure what you mean, but the V JR has mode options for sound level.

3. panoramic roof? Since it's on the other CT5's and if it was on CTS-V, it will probably be there.

4. silver or charcoal gray finish? 2020 CT5-V JR has Satin Steel + the darker Shadow.
Radient Silver was dropped for 2020, even though popular. You would think a version of silver
will be back. There is reportedly a new Rift color for 2021 V, but it isn't shown yet.
 

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By bi-modal I mean an active exhaust with an open/close valve. Do you know if the sound level is actual exhaust sound or superficially produced by the speakers, like many cars are doing nowadays?

I hope Cadillac brings back the silver or the black diamond tricoat. Cadillac's current gray is not appealing (to me) and the other colors are very boring IMO. I want to replace my SS with the Blackwing but its gotta be silver or black diamond tricoat. Hopefully Cadillac is listening.
 

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I think the exhaust sound is the exhaust + also from speakers, but it doesn't sound like it's
coming from the stereo. Possibly only from the rear speakers.
 

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By bi-modal I mean an active exhaust with an open/close valve. Do you know if the sound level is actual exhaust sound or superficially produced by the speakers, like many cars are doing nowadays?

I hope Cadillac brings back the silver or the black diamond tricoat. Cadillac's current gray is not appealing (to me) and the other colors are very boring IMO. I want to replace my SS with the Blackwing but its gotta be silver or black diamond tricoat. Hopefully Cadillac is listening.
I wish they would bring back White diamond tricoat!! Beautiful color..
 

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Chrystal White is a whiter version of White Diamond. It's not available on the V for 2020.

Chrystal White makes White Diamond look dull/yellowed.
 

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Chrystal White is a whiter version of White Diamond. It's not available on the V for 2020.

Chrystal White makes White Diamond look dull/yellowed.
Agreed...White Diamond Tricoat isn't a true white - it's got a taupe/linen hue to it. Crystal White Tricoat is a much better, paper-white version.
 

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To each his own, I guess. I have seen white diamond CTS coupes that were stunning and I love my XTS.
One could say Crystal White is too white, too bright. I do like it, but my future CT5 could just as easily be Summit white as Crystal. Understated, yet "clean".
 

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Since the CT5 has GM's latest electrical system, with over the air update capability, does anyone think that GM will perhaps provide a new engine tune as time goes on? They could keep pace with Tesla in that manner, as Tesla often updates their electrical software to allow for greater power to flow. I mention this because the 3.0 TT was tuned for approx. 400 hp. in the CT6. I imagine the internals aren't changed as compared to the version of the engine in the CT6.
 

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Since the CT5 has GM's latest electrical system, with over the air update capability, does anyone think that GM will perhaps provide a new engine tune as time goes on? They could keep pace with Tesla in that manner, as Tesla often updates their electrical software to allow for greater power to flow. I mention this because the 3.0 TT was tuned for approx. 400 hp. in the CT6. I imagine the internals aren't changed as compared to the version of the engine in the CT6.
interesting thought. I really have no idea what the difference is between the prem lux version with 335hp and the V version at 360hp. Both have same engine code.
 

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So much incorrect information early on concerning CT4-V/CT5-V power plant offerings. Everyone should know by now:

CT4-V (the lesser) -a 2.7L Turbo 4-banger derived from the GM truck engine.

CT4 -V Blackwing - using the LF4 TT 3.6L engine from the previous ATS-V car, but most likely 'upgraded' with Stop/Start and cylinder deactivation technologies. Seriously an incredible engine, just fuel and boost limited due to fuel pumps/injectors & a smallish turbos.



CT-5V (the lesser) - a 3L Twin Turbo which has descent HP and torque. A shame that the 3.6L LF4 wasn't used in this application, but given taxation rules in the EU, perhaps GM aims at trying to sell the car in Europe, and keeping the displacement at/under 3L helps with the taxation costs.

CT-5V Blackwing - 6.2L V8 Supercharged from previous CTS-V, though probably with start/stop and cylinder deactivation technology. Word on the street is that GM/Caddy will offer a manual tranny (like they did in series II V's). Outstanding!!
Just read about the possibility of Cadillac upping the power again with their newest CT5-V Blackwing by putting in the an upgraded version of the LT4. I am talking about the LT 5 V8 that was rated at 755 HP(at 6300 rpm) and 715 torque (at 4400 rpm) This is the engine that was used in the Corvette C7 ZR1,

Anyone think Cadillac would go extra wild with the LT5? It would bring extra attention to the latest CT5-V Blackwing and out power all the competition !
 
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