Cadillac to Refresh the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing for 2025


cadillac to refresh the ct5 v and ct5 v blackwing for 2025

Cadillac will soon be an electric automaker, but before it’s got some tricks left before it makes the leap completely. The company recently revealed the 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing with refreshed exterior styling, an updated interior and new features.

Both cars have a new front fascia with Escalade-like vertical light fixtures that bring animated welcome and departure functions. They also got a revised grille and a unique front spoiler. Three new colors are available: Typhoon Metallic, Drift Metallic, and Deep Space Metallic.

The engines, long considered some of the best around, remain unchanged for 2025. The CT5-V still gets a rowdy turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 making 360 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, while the Blackwing steps up to a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. The cars get a 10-speed automatic transmission, and the Blackwing is available with a six-speed manual.

cadillac to refresh the ct5 v and ct5 v blackwing for 2025

GM’s chassis tuning and development is the stuff of legend, and the CT5 duo benefits greatly from that work. The suspension system includes standard magnetic ride control and an electronic limited-slip differential. The hotter Blackwing has line lock to drop massive burnouts and both cars have selectable drive modes with launch control.

The most significant interior update comes with the new 33-inch display, which features a curved panel and 9K LED resolution. It runs Google Built-In, which brings Play Store functions, Google Assistant, Maps, and more. Cadillac includes performance displays with data on car status, lap times, and engine temperatures. There’s also an optional performance data recorder system, and the excellent hands-free Super Cruise system comes standard for both.

cadillac to refresh the ct5 v and ct5 v blackwing for 2025

Cadillac will start production this summer, and the cars should start hitting dealers late in the season or early fall of 2024. We don’t have pricing for the CT5-V or CT5-V Blackwing yet, but it’s clear they won’t be around forever, which could make one of GM’s last gas-powered performance cars well worth the coin.

[Images: Cadillac]

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