Cadillac Celebrates 20 Years of VMay 25, 2023
It might seem hard to believe, but next year marks 20 years of Cadillac’s V-series performance cars, as the first-generation CTS-V came out in 2004. To celebrate, Cadillac has revealed new commemorative editions of its CT4-V and CT5-V sedans, Blackwings included.
All models come with a number of cosmetic upgrades, including an anniversary grille header and rocker panel identification, and a new “wake up” display on the digital gauge cluster. In addition, they now come with four new paint colors: Velocity Red, Cyber Yellow Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic, and Black Diamond Tricoat. On the CT5-V Blackwing, buyers will now be able to option GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system, albeit only with the ten-speed automatic transmission.
MotorWeek has enjoyed driving Cadillac’s V-cars for years. We tested the original Cadillac CTS-V in 2004, and called it “a genuine muscle machine that can hold its head up alongside the world’s top-quality sports sedans”. More recently, both Blackwing models jointly won our 2022 Driver’s Choice Award for Best Sport Sedan.