2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing First Look Review: The V8 Lives

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The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the very last of a dying breed. It’s a four-door go-faster luxury sedan that slots in between BMW’s M3 and M5 size-wise. As standard, it has a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 delivering 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels only. As an added bonus, a manual transmission is standard, but you do have the option of going for a ten-speed automatic. With the latter gearbox, it’ll power its way to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing First Look Review: The V8 Lives

With Cadillac now making a big move to electric power – just look at the all-new Lyriq – this car is an epic way to say goodbye to the internal combustion era. It’s the perfect blend of old-school power and modern technology, which should keep it on the road for a few years yet. You get more power than any of the German rivals can provide, but at a more palatable price. It’s a more-than-worthy alternative to the best BMW M cars and AMG-badged Mercedes sedans.

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