TodayApril 15, 2022

Cadillac’s V-Series Blackwing is back

The Bird takes flight.

The fourth-generation V-Series is finding its wings again; its blackwings. The Blackwing has a long history in the Cadillac heritage. If you see a V-Series Cadillac from the 1930-the 1940s, you see the V-logo’s grace as it embraces the grille. Just over 4,000 of opulent V-16s were created during the Great Depression. The economic woes of World War II made those cars exclusive.

There have been many years between the V-16 and a proper V-Series. Some forums were concerned that Cadillac wouldn’t be producing any more V-Series, but Cadillac shared an image of the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing and the CT4-V Blackwing performance steering wheel.

The leather steering wheel is meticulously crafted with cut-and-sewn stitching, a 12 o’clock red racing stripe, a carbon-fiber trim, and a V-Series emblem, a nod to Cadillac’s championship-winning heritage on the track. Cadillac’s exclusive V-Mode and Performance Traction Management system is positioned on the left- and right-hand sides of the wheel, respectively.

The V-Series Blackwing signifies the ultimate in Cadillac performance and craftsmanship by combining the brand’s racing heritage with luxury and comfort to create the most track-capable Cadillacs ever.

The distillation of decades of Cadillac racing excellence. Agile, like a world-class athlete. Powerful, like a machine built to stir your soul and awaken your senses. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing blends motorsport mastery with the height of Cadillac craftsmanship and innovation—resulting in the ultimate expression of everyday exhilaration and the most track-capable Cadillac ever in its class.


Track-capable. And ready to impress. The CT4-V Blackwing outpaces its Cadillac predecessors as the fastest Cadillac ever in its class, sending your pulse soaring with a top track speed of over 189 mph when properly equipped. But make no mistake, this performance masterpiece balances raw power with precise poise on the open road.

The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be available in the summer of 2021.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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