New CADILLAC CT5-V BLACKWING! America's Rival to the BMW M5 CS?

Added on 5 Feb 2022

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The new Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing means serious business! Equipped with a 6.2l supercharged V8 making 668bhp, and in this case a manual gearbox, let's find out all about it and go for a first drive.

It's been a few years since I last drove a Cadillac, the CTS-V, and in many ways the CT5-V succeeds that car. While technically slightly smaller than a BMW M5, it's also larger than an M3, but offers huge power by borrowing the engine from the C7 Corvette Z06 and Camaro ZL1 in the form of the 6.2 litre supercharged V8 pushing out 677hp (668bhp) and 893Nm of torque.

As with many cars from the group, there's a lot of technology on offer for the price, including configurable driving modes, many variable settings, a Personal Data Recorder for track telemetry, and much more. With the entry price tag of $85,000 USD, this fully loaded example comes in at $114,000 with all the options.

After a walkaround, it's out onto the roads of Miami for a first drive experience to see with the CT5-V Blackwing is all about and how it stacks up against some of the European equivalents.


Episode titleNew CADILLAC CT5-V BLACKWING! America's Rival to the BMW M5 CS?
Episode number1
Date added5 February 2022
Run time23:13
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