Written By Marco Carvajal
2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
The brand new 2023 Cadillac CT5 V-Series is such an outstanding midsize luxury sedan that those who drive it just fall in love with so fast. The elegant and semi-sporty design and the extremely powerful engine will compete with the fastest cars ever. If you want the best CT5 V series then the Blackwing trim is a real advanced performance sedan with pricing starting around $91K and so powerful producing 668 Horsepower.
The new 2023 CT5 V is available in bright and beautiful colors such as my favorite Electric Blue color, Radiant Red Tintcoat, Argent Silver Metallic, Midnight Steel Metallic, and more colors. Cadillac also offers other sedans like the CT4, CT4 V-Series, CT5, and the special edition CELESTIQ which is only available by special order.
The CT5-V is the top-of-the-line sedan in the Cadillac sedan family. The CT4 is a compact sedan and the CT5 is a mid-size sedan.
Cadillac V-Series cars are faster and have more power as they are high-performance. The CT5 V-Series Blackwing that I am driving can almost fly and offer great driving control to the driver.
When you drive the CT5-V you feel that your sedan responds extremely well to every command, from breaking, cornering, acceleration, and speed shifting you feel great response and control when riding this Cadillac mid-size sedan.
The Cadillac V-Series is a line of high-performance luxury sedans. General Motors initially created the V-series as part of their rebranding to make Cadillac look trendy and modern back in 2,000, today 23 years later we can see that GM’s strategy is working as Cadillac becomes more stylish and premium.
If you want to drive the best of the best Cadillac CT5 V Series then the Blackwing top trim model is waiting for you. The ticket price is high starting at $91K, but you will get amazing performance difficult to find in another sedan and a beautiful design and style.
The CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful sedan in Cadillac’s history
The Blackwing model upgrades the regular CT5-V from a 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged V6 Engine to a 6.2L Supercharged V8 Engine, it also gives you a 6-Speed Manual Transmission instead of the 6-Speed automatic transmission found on the CT5 V base model. You also can upgrade to a 10-speed automatic transmission on the Blackwing trim.
Advanced and premium standard or optional features elevate the CT5-V Blackwing to a level of luxury and premium difficult to find in another sedan.
Infotainment & Connectivity
The CT-5 V is a very smart car and it includes great infotainment and connectivity features, including a 10-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and Embedded Navigation, Alexa built-in, and standard wireless phone charging among other features. Enjoy premium audio quality with the AKG premium audio system with 16 speakers.
Cadillac Smart System
The Cadillac Smart Safety System makes the Blackwing very safe. When driving such a fast and powerful sedan like this, it is important to have the best safety and advanced features. This system includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Safety Alert Seat, Rear Park Assist, HD Rear Vision Camera, Vehicle Diagnostics, Teen Driver, and Rear Seat Reminder.
The CT5 luxury sedan is wonderful in performance and has a bold design and pure power. The CT5 has a beautiful design with curbs and square shapes, creating an expressively styled and boldly designed American luxury sedan. The 5-passenger space inside is very comfortable for a mid-size. Cargo space is good with 11.9 cubic feet.
The bold design of this compact luxury sedan is optimized for aerodynamics. Brighten the road ahead with distinctive LED headlamps and signature lighting. Available front cornering LED lamps illuminate curves and corners as you drive.
The Cadillac CT5 V-Series luxury sedan is modern and expressive, it combines striking style with excellent functionality. Its bold-faced grille and its sleek, long and low proportions makes this sedan so stylish, aesthetic beauty works in tandem with extensively validated aerodynamics to enhance the advanced performance.
I love the design and enhancements in the sport grille, front fascia, black molding, and rear spoiler. The sporty alloy wheels harmonize form and function, aesthetics, and engineering. The UltraView dual-pane sunroof spans two rows of seating so that you and your passengers get a room with a view. Activate the available sensor under the rear of the CT5 with a simple kick of your foot to open your Cadillac when your hands are full.
Performance is the edge of the CT-5 V, this sedan is very fast and agile, the Blackwing trim can reach top speeds of 200 MPH. It is too powerful with performance features balance raw power with precise poise.
The CT-5 V Blackwing is a very fast masterpiece ready for any track. This powerhouse of a sedan takes performance to the next level. Innovative technology like Active Fuel Management complements the available twin turbochargers, which deliver 360 horsepower and 405 lb. of torque for thrilling acceleration in the base model CT5-V.
But when you drive the Blackwing trim everything gets doubled in power and performance. The powerful 6.2 L Hand-Built Supercharged V8 Engine of the CT5-V has 668 Horsepower and 659 lb-ft of Torque. The 6-speed manual standard transmission or 10-speed automatic transmission optional gives you total control of speed shifting that helps the CT5 remain in its operating sweet spot more often for improved performance and efficiency.
The Blacking CT-5 V can reach 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and drive at a very high top speed of 200 Miles per Hour. The engine delivers rapid power for spirited performance and excellent efficiency. For such a fast car enjoy deceleration with the available Brembo Performance Front Brakes that provide precise, consistent braking, great comfort, and performance.
Helpful driving modes enhance the CT-5, like Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice, and My Mode. Each mode allows you to set your own preferences for steering feel, engine sound, brake feel, and if equipped available Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension.
For a responsive, smooth ride, available Magnetic Ride Control reads the road 1,000 times per second, which means that the vehicle is reading every inch of the road at 60 mph.
CT5 Trims And Pricing
For the 2023 model year, the CT5 is available in five trims: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport as regular trims, and two V-Series trims including CT5-V, and the CT5-V Blackwing. I am test-driving the top-of-the-line 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing model, this is the most sophisticated CT5 and also the most expensive with pricing starting around $91K.
2023 Cadillac CT5 luxury starting at $38,195
- Rear-Wheel Drive (AWD Available)
- 2.0L Twin-Scroll Turbocharged engine
- 10″ diagonal HD infotainment display
2023 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury starts at $42,695
- Leather Seating Surfaces
- Driver Assist Package
- Available 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged engine
2023 Cadillac CT5 Sport starting at $43,895
- Sport grille, fascia, rocker, and spoiler
- 18-way performance bolstered front seats
- Available Brembo V Performance front brakes
2023 Cadillac CT5-V starting at $50,995
- Horsepower 360
- Reaches 60 mph in 4.6 seconds
- 10-speed transmission ( AWD)
2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing starting at $91,995
- Horsepower of 668
- Reaches 60 mph in 2.4 seconds
- 6-speed transmission (manual) or the optional 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Cadillac CT5 V-Series Blacwing Highlights
- The CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful sedan in Cadillac’s history
- Premium and bright color options
- 668 Horsepower
- 659 lb-ft of Torque
- 6-speed manual standard or 10-speed automatic transmission optional
- Starting at $91K
- 5 passenger capacity
- 6.2 L Hand-Built Supercharged V8 Engine
- Reaches 60 mph in 3.4 seconds
- Very high top speed of 200 Miles per Hour on the Racetrack
- Driver Assist Package
Overall the 2023 Cadillac CT5-V is a great performance car to own and it has a very formal and elegant look as well as a balance of comfort style and design. With a horsepower of 668 on the Blackwing model, this car has extraordinary performance.
This premium sedan has a high ticket price when selecting the most premium CT-5 V Blackwing around $91K