Cadillac recently held a two-day test at Virginia International Raceway for their new Blackwing performance models, the CT4-V and CT5-V and one of the people invited to drive the cars was C8 Corvette owner Emelia Hartford.
These high-performance Sedans mark the end of the line of Cadillac’s internal combustion engines and as Emelia says in her review, they saved the best for last. The CT5-V offers 668 horsepower from its supercharged V8 engine and you can choose between a 10-speed auto or go manual with a six-speed stick shift. The performance from the Caddy sedan is unreal with a 0-60 MPH in under 3.5 seconds and 200+ MPH top speed.
With the C8 Corvette Z06 still a year out, we want to take a closer look to see if there might be some technology transferred between the two. Already we can tell you that the CT5-V comes with V-Mode button on the steering which saves a programmable set of customizations just like the C8’s Z-Mode button. Of course, the C8 Corvette also has the 4th generation Mag Ride shocks that are shared between the two vehicle lines. What we see as new on the CT5-V is an enhanced Launch Control system with Line Lock and users are able to further program the RPM launch points and tire slip controls for it. Let’s hope the Z06 offers something similar!
At the very end of Emelia’s review, she hints that her C8 Corvette Stingray named Phoenix is at a track and California and on her return, she will be attempting to beat her current world record for the fastest quarter mile time which currently stands at 9.36 seconds at 147 MPH! Also at the end, you can check out her first Motul Oil billboard which is up in Los Angeles.
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