Cadillac’s bullishness on the Blackwing nameplate is nice information for followers who’re in search of extra high-strung, track-ready efficiency automobiles from the Basic Motors-owned automaker. Each Blackwing variations of the CT4-V and CT5-V supplied a glimpse of the nameplate’s efficiency potential. The query now’s which fashions are going to have Blackwing variations down the highway.
Cadillac Chief Engineer Tony Roma just lately spoke with GM Authority on this topic. Roma didn’t go into any specifics, however he did verify that the Blackwing lineup will develop. “Blackwing is reserved for actually the head, the purest expression of efficiency, observe functionality, and that’s what it’s going to face for going ahead,” he stated.
Sadly, followers of the Escalade who’re desperate to see a Blackwing model might be upset.
That’s not going to occur, although there’s the likelihood that an Escalade-V might occur down the highway. Cadillac additionally plans to develop the V-Sequence and there have already been discussions a few performance-spec Escalade inside Basic Motors.
Phrase has it that it might be powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V-8 engine. That’s the identical powerplant that’s discovered beneath the hood of the CT5-V Blackwing and the third-generation CTS-V. It gained’t, nevertheless, be set-up as a hardcore track-spec efficiency SUV.
The potential of new Blackwing-badged Cadillac fashions is there. A high-performance electrical automotive is a chance. So is a crossover. Both means, the CT4-V and the CT5-V gained’t be the one Cadillac fashions to return with a raunchy Blackwing model.
Supply: GM Authority