In the beginning of February, Cadillac pulled the wraps off probably the most highly effective sedan it ever made, the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing. It was accompanied on the stage by its smaller sibling, the 2022 CT4-V Blackwing, the one sedan on the American market factory-equipped with a 6-speed handbook transmission. And now we already get phrase that the very first examples of the brand new efficiency sedans will go below the hammer for charity.

The public sale will likely be dealt with by Barrett-Jackson as a part of its bigger occasion in March in Scottsdale, Arizona. All of the proceeds from promoting VIN 001 of each fashions will go to Black Ambition, a non-profit arrange by Pharrell Williams to assist Black and Latin entrepreneurs.

Now, to handle the elephant within the room, Barrett-Jackson won’t promote the automobiles per se as a result of they don’t exist. Cadillac will begin rolling them off the strains later this 12 months for late-summer deliveries, so an answer was discovered: the winners will get the rights to the primary manufacturing fashions within the two sequence.

“Because the final in a line of Cadillacs with a manufacturing unit 6-speed handbook transmission, these two first-production autos are destined to be coveted collector automobiles for generations to come back. The Cadillac CT5-V and CT4-V Blackwings have seen great consideration since their introduction simply days in the past,” mentioned in a press release Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

“It’s an honor that GM selected to public sale these efficiency sedans as a part of the most important docket of VIN 001 and first manufacturing autos ever supplied throughout one public sale.”

The CT5-V Blackwing is priced from $84,990 and comes with a 6.2-liter twin-turbocharged engine good for 668 horsepower. Working with what’s GM’s final deliberate 6-speed handbook transmission, permitting it to achieve 60 mph (96 kph) from a standstill in 3.6 seconds.

The CT4-V Blackwing, however, will get its punch from a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rated at 472 horsepower and able to reaching a 0 to 60 time of three.8 seconds. This one is priced at $59,990.