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The Cadillac CTS-V helped reset the General Motors luxury arm’s image when it launched all the way back in 2004. Nearly 20 years later, the CT5-V Blackwing is picking up where the hopped-up Caddy left off. While some of the CTS-V’s attitude has softened during the transition to its new CT5-V Blackwing nameplate, the performance is only higher.
Powering the CT5-V Blackwing is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that sends 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. If you want to live the life of luxury and have the gears shifted for you automatically, Cadillac will replace that six-speed manual with a 10-speed automatic.
On this episode of Quick Spin, Patrick Carone hops behind the wheel of the ’23 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and puts it through its paces. Carone guides you around the Cadillac and discusses the styling, material and features. Later in the show, Carone takes you along for a live drive review. Adding to the show, Carone chats with host Wesley Wren about the car’s features, competitive set, and price. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing special.