The first action I took when I started working here 9 years ago was to find a fast car. That is when I saw a 2004 Cadillac CTS-V for sale in the world’s best car magazine. The boss didn’t believe the price, so he and I took a long lunch, and I found an LS6 with 405 horsepower and 30,000 miles. The notion of a fast Caddy was new to me, but it has been the best car I have owned. However, it might be time to trade it in, as Cadillac has teased the CT5-V Blackwing at 200 MPH. Look closely at the gauges to see the magic number.
The CT5-V arrived earlier this year with a twin-turbo 3-liter V6. It sends 360 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque to all wheels, as it is the same drivetrain from the discontinued CT6. For an even hotter model, it was supposed to get Blackwing 4.2-liter twin-turbo, GM’s first dual overhead cam V8 in decades. One small problem, the engine is huge. Sadly it only made an appearance in the 2019 CT6-V before being shelved. That is why the CT5-V will debut later next year with the LT4 or LT5 supercharged V8 from the previous generation Corvette ZR1. I would be happy with 755 horsepower and a six-speed, how about you?