- cadillac has shown the manual shift knob for the upcoming v-series blackwing models.
- the 2022 ct4-v blackwing and ct5-v blackwing will be higher-performance versions of these sports sedans.
- cadillac says these models will be on sale in the summer of 2021.
cadillac confirmed months ago that the upcoming ct4-v blackwing and ct5-v blackwing would offer a six-speed manual transmission, and now we have the visual proof. a photo of the shift knob shows the new 3d-printed medallion on top with a shift pattern and checkered design. the manual transmission will come standard on both the ct4-v and ct5-v blackwing models, with a ten-speed automatic available as an option.
the ct4-v blackwing is expected to be powered by a turbocharged v-6 engine, either the twin-turbo 3.6-liter unit from the previous ats-v or the single-turbo 3.0-liter engine currently in the standard ct5-v. the ct5-v blackwing will be a different beast altogether, as we're pretty sure it has a supercharged 6.2-liter v-8 with around 650 horsepower. combined with the standard stick-shift, it promises to be a riot. the only other high-performance luxury sedan to offer a manual in the u.s. is the 2021 bmw m3.
while we've been enticed by teasers like this and of the steering wheel and magnesium wheels, we look forward to hearing all the details about the 2022 cadillac v-series blackwing models soon. these performance models should debut in the spring of 2021 before going on sale in the summer.