As expected from the ATS-V replacement, the Blackwing CT4-V hides a dual turbo V6 under the hood. Codenamed LF4 by General Motors, the 3.6-liter engine with integrated manifold cooling must develop at least 464 horsepower and 603 Nm of torque.
Level up to the CT5-V Blackwing, and the successor to the CTS-V shakes a small block engine with a great fan for good measure. The LT4, which is shared with the seventh-generation Corvette Z06 and Camaro ZL1
To be revealed live on the Cadillac website, the two models will be teased on January 30 during the Rolex 24 in Daytona. Described as “Ultra-high-performance sedans that combine track excitement and next-level craftsmanship,” The Blackwing twins can be fixed with a super sticky rubber wrapped around forged magnesium alloy wheels at an additional cost.
Inspired by the championship-winning DPi-VR race car, these wheels are made of magnesium for two very good reasons. First, first, it has the highest strength / weight ratio of all common metals. And secondly, magnesium is a very good material in terms of heat dissipation.
The less positive note is that the dual turbo V8, which introduced the name Blackwing in the Cadillac range, is not returning, as General Motors has no plans to launch other models on the Omega platform. To this day, the full-size CT6 sedan remains the only Omega-based car from the Detroit-based automaker. Currently, the CT6 is manufactured exclusively in China at the SAIC-GM assembly plant in Jinqiao.