Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing (2022) review Car News

Unusually, Cadillac has tapped into its motorsport (or more likely Chevrolet) heritage and developed a big aero package (a £5300 option) that adds a carbon fiber front splitter, front dive planes, a rear diffuser and an extended rear wing to reduce lift by up to 214%. No downforce claims have been posted, but the large rear spoiler is key to offsetting the chunky rear appearance that inflicts the standard CT4.

Against the clock, the CT4-V Blackwing is on par with the M3 Competition, taking 3.9 seconds with the 10-speed auto to crush the 0-60 mph sprint (compared to 4.2 seconds at 62 mph for the BMW), although the top speed is over 189 mph.

Priced at just $58,995 (£43,500), the CT4-V Blackwing is nothing short of a bargain performance car next to the £75,660 charged for the M3 Competition, especially considering the only need to visit the Cadillac’s options list is for the bodykit. We’ll also stick with the no-cost manual rather than the £1700 auto.

Get behind the wheel and the CT4-V Blacking instantly impresses. Drive it back-to-back with the sublime CT5-V Blackwing and you’ll initially miss both the soundtrack and nearly EV-like torque qualities everywhere of the supercharged V8, but get past that and there’s plenty to love.

Although it’s down on a few cylinders and sounds a bit uninspiring around town, there’s no doubting the power of the V6, or the performance it delivers when combined with the automotive .

While the two-pedal transmission can provide some low-speed duff shifts, it does come into its element. on faster country roads.

Since it is designed for track as well as road riding, the CT4-V Blackwing is equipped with a multi-stage traction control system that works with different riding modes.

In all fairness, the system is best left alone on the road, with the little Blackwing optimal in Tour or Sport mode or a combination of the two.

Impressive, ride quality on his modest rims is never a problem, nor is a lack of body control, even on the nastiest California roads we can find.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-10 07:35:44

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