December 5, 2022


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NEW AMERICAN CLASSIC: These Cadillac V-Series Blackwings Set The Standard

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NEW AMERICAN CLASSIC: These Cadillac V-Series Blackwings Set The Standard

Written by Nicole Ellan James


Blackwing is an identifier of mythical birds, costly pencils, the 4.2-liter twin turbo V8 engine that powered the CT6 and CT6-V, and the moniker for the most up-to-date pair of Cadillac efficiency sedans. Blackwing arrives from the primary Cadillac crest, which showcased the Merlette, a mythical black fowl with no ft. This crest arrives from the founder of Detroit, Michigan: Antoine De La Mothe Cadillac. Nowadays, Cadillac says the Blackwing title denotes &#8220the incredibly maximum standard of execution.&#8221

This title is also exclusive to the V-Collection Cadillacs, which debuted as aspect of a rebranding physical exercise in the early 2000s. General Motors&#8217 aim was to provide Cadillac again as the &#8220Typical of the Earth&#8221 with a new &#8220Art and Science&#8221 style that would enter it into immediate competition with Stuttgart and Bavaria&#8217s normal marks, precisely all those appointed with their letter designations like AMG, M and RS.


The first-at any time V-Sequence model of the Cadillac brand name arrived in 2004 with the CTS. The debut took place at Germany&#8217s famed Nürburgring racecourse. It was a initial for Cadillac, but the CTS-V was a Cadillac like no other. At 400 horsepower, it was the most potent car or truck the manufacturer had at any time made, and was only supplied with a handbook transmission.

The organization chose the letter &#8220V&#8221 to honor article-Earth War II Cadillacs. These cars had a V-formed ornament below their topped wreath brand, which was not regarded as a letter at the time.

From its inception, the V-Series lineup grew to consist of eight vehicle platforms: CTS, XLR, STS, ATS, CT6, Escalade, CT4 and CT5. Every has a distinctive expression of efficiency and shares a heritage of racing-bred aesthetics and technologically advanced driving dynamics.

Barrett-Jackson is delighted to be giving 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 (Great deal #696.1) provided with No Reserve is driven by a Cadillac-exclusive twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 motor, rated with 472 horsepower and backed by an automated transmission. The vehicle has 7,112 precise miles.

Together with the CT4, a 2022 CT5-V Blackwing (Great deal #696) will also be supplied with No Reserve. It is driven by a 6.2-liter hand-built supercharged V8 engine rated with 668 horsepower, paired with a 10-velocity automatic transmission. It has 9,360 precise miles.

The two vehicles amassed most of their mileage through the exact One particular Lap of The us occasion in May well 2021. Every of these Cadillacs comes with visuals, a commemorative plaque and a story about the encounter from the GM drivers who participated in the party, which will be shown for the duration of the auction.

Sign up for us in Texas to see these two &#8220Regular of the Entire world&#8221 autos cross the block with No Reserve through the 2022 Houston Auction, October 20-22 at NRG Centre. Sign-up to bid nowadays to make one particular or both equally of these amazing autos yours.

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