Penned by Nicole Ellan James
Blackwing is an identifier of legendary birds, highly-priced pencils, the 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 engine that driven the CT6 and CT6-V, and the moniker for the most up-to-date pair of Cadillac overall performance sedans. Blackwing arrives from the authentic Cadillac crest, which highlighted the Merlette, a mythical black hen with out ft. This crest comes from the founder of Detroit, Michigan: Antoine De La Mothe Cadillac. Nowadays, Cadillac suggests the Blackwing title denotes “the incredibly maximum typical of execution.”
This identify is also exclusive to the V-Collection Cadillacs, which debuted as section of a rebranding work out in the early 2000s. Standard Motors’ objective was to deliver Cadillac again as the “Standard of the Planet” with a new “Art and Science” design and style that would enter it into direct competitors with Stuttgart and Bavaria’s conventional marks, specifically people appointed with their letter designations like AMG, M and RS.
The initial-at any time V-Series model of the Cadillac model arrived in 2004 with the CTS. The debut took position at Germany’s famed Nürburgring racecourse. It was a first for Cadillac, but the CTS-V was a Cadillac like no other. At 400 horsepower, it was the most effective vehicle the brand name had ever manufactured, and was only supplied with a guide transmission.
The enterprise chose the letter “V” to honor submit-Globe War II Cadillacs. These automobiles experienced a V-formed ornament beneath their crowned wreath brand, which was not regarded a letter at the time.
From its inception, the V-Sequence lineup grew to incorporate 8 vehicle platforms: CTS, XLR, STS, ATS, CT6, Escalade, CT4 and CT5. Just about every has a exclusive expression of performance and shares a heritage of racing-bred aesthetics and technologically highly developed driving dynamics.
Barrett-Jackson is happy to be supplying two V-Collection Blackwings at the 2022 Houston Auction: a 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and a 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing (Whole lot #696.1) made available with No Reserve is powered by a Cadillac-special twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 motor, rated with 472 horsepower and backed by an automatic transmission. The automobile has 7,112 actual miles.
Together with the CT4, a 2022 CT5-V Blackwing (Whole lot #696) will also be made available with No Reserve. It is driven by a 6.2-liter hand-crafted supercharged V8 engine rated with 668 horsepower, paired with a 10-speed computerized transmission. It has 9,360 genuine miles.
Equally cars and trucks amassed most of their mileage in the course of the identical One particular Lap of America event in Might 2021. Just about every of these Cadillacs will come with visuals, a commemorative plaque and a story about the expertise from the GM drivers who participated in the celebration, which will be exhibited in the course of the auction.
Join us in Texas to see these two “Normal of the Planet” motor vehicles cross the block with No Reserve during the 2022 Houston Auction, October 20-22 at NRG Middle. Register to bid now to make just one or each of these remarkable vehicles yours.