The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are a few of the best-performing sport sedans ever made. Cadillac has been getting accolades from all sides over how good they’re. However one factor was lacking: not everybody knew what they had been on account of relatively sedate badging. That’s about to alter, as GM Authority studies that Cadillac is giving Blackwing house owners a brand new badge to allow them to exhibit the particular machine they’re behind the wheel of.
GM contacted Blackwing house owners informing them of the brand new badge and the way it’ll assist them stand out.
You earned it! The CT4-V Blackwing / CT5-V Blackwing fashions will now carry the Blackwing designation beneath the V-Collection badge on the rear decklid. We all know how particular your V-Collection Blackwing is, the designation will make it stand out much more!
The brand new badge will go beneath the prevailing V badge and consists of a silver plaque that claims “Blackwing.” Clients that need to get their very own badge can attain out to Cadillac Buyer Care to request one. What’s not identified, although, is how a lot that is going to price house owners, or if that is one thing that’s occurring Blackwing vehicles coming from the manufacturing facility going ahead.
The entire transfer is attention-grabbing in that that is what Cadillac ought to have achieved initially. One factor that by no means stood out, apart from the efficiency of the Blackwing vehicles, was that except you actually paid consideration, there actually wasn’t a lot to set them aside from the usual V vehicles. Certain, there have been completely different wheels and rear lip wings. However aspect by aspect they’re almost similar.
The journey of the Blackwing badge itself is an attention-grabbing one because it at all times been relatively hidden. First coming to market in 2019 within the ill-fated CT6-V and CT6 Platnium, Blackwing began life because the identify of the fire-breathing and hand constructed 4.2L 550 horsepower twin-turbo V8. However these had been extremely limited in production and at one level it appeared that Cadillac was achieved with the Blackwing engine, which took $23 million to develop and value $20,000 per engine to construct. And whereas it’s nice the Blackwing is lastly getting its flowers within the type of a badge it ought to have had because the starting, Cadillac ought to do extra because it’s uncertain we’ll ever see something prefer it developed once more.