If you’re seeking a career as an auto mechanic, there’s a good chance you’ll be intrigued by how the CTV-4 Blackwing runs. This vehicle is not your average sedan, packed with a twin-turbo engine and a build fit for the racetrack. The CT4-V Blackwing will be the last gas-powered V Cadillac to be released, making it an automatic treasure within the Blackwing lineup. The Blackwing can be characterized as a sports sedan, with limited space in the back, but just enough room for a few lucky passengers. The CT4-V Blackwing features a number of new elements when compared to its predecessor, the ATS-V, but for those searching for a bigger model, the V-8 CT5-V Blackwing is also new from Cadillac. Below, check out what makes the CT4-V so spectacular!
Professionals in Auto Careers Will Want to Check Out How the CT4-V Blackwing Drives
The CT4-V Blackwing is equipped with a twin-turbo, 3.6 litre V-6 engine. While it doesn’t pack as much horsepower as the CT5-V’s V-8, it still delivers a whopping 472-hp, with 445 lb-ft of torque. To the surprise of many professionals in auto careers, this Blackwing isn’t even available in all-wheel drive, and buyers instead can choose between a 10-speed automatic transmission or a standard six-speed manual one. Personally, we love that Cadillac is still offering a manual option, and this one is special, as lightweight titanium connecting rods produce an enhanced engine response for manual drivers. Generally, the CT4-V drives like a dream, thanks to specialized Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, which create an exceptional ride-handling balance.
The CT4-V also has different drive modes which control the volume of the engine, the feel of the brakes, the steering effort, damper stiffness, and powertrain aggression. With plenty of room for drivers to create an individualized driving experience, the CT4-V Blackwing has something for everyone.
Learn More About this Cadillac’s Exterior, Interior, and Comfort
As a sporty sedan, the Blackwing’s exterior and interior are both equipped with plenty of luxurious features, depending on the level of trim selected. Two optional carbon fiber packages add plastic reinforced with carbon fiber to both the interior and exterior. The carbon fiber CT4-V features a carbon rear wing, dive planes, front splitter, and turning vanes, all of which work to direct airflow and boost the aerodynamic capacity of the vehicle. With the Carbon Fiber 2 package, drivers also benefit from a carbon rear valance and side rockers. As for the interior, microsuede accents and carbon fiber trim work together to create luxurious comfort, with enough space to accommodate five passengers (albeit a lack of rear legroom).
Check out the CT4-V in action on a test track here:
This Blackwing Comes with Plenty of Special Features and Tech
If you have auto mechanic training, you’re probably already familiar with Cadillac’s reputation for excellent safety and driver assistance features. The CT4-V is now being offered with the option for integrated Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology, including a 360-degree camera system and a leather-wrapped Super Cruise steering wheel. Now standard is a driver awareness plus package, including emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and more. As for infotainment, this vehicle will come standard with a 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster.
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