Jan 25, 2024

2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing: Bold American Craftsmanship, Technology and Performance

Cadillac’s celebrated luxury sport sedans feature a refreshed look while maintaining the renowned power, refinement and performance enthusiasts expect, on and off the track

Front 3/4 view of the 2025 CT5-V in Typhoon Metallic with the sky and mountains in the background.

Today Cadillac introduced the refreshed and more advanced 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing1— bringing the next iteration of bold American craftsmanship2, technology and performance to the highly-accoladed luxury sport sedans.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, V-Series is the ultimate expression of Cadillac design, performance and technology, and the purest expression of the passion that exists at the core of the Cadillac brand.

“Cadillac sedans continue to drive positive brand momentum, year-over-year,” said John Roth, vice president, global Cadillac. “Last year, our sedans experienced their best sales since 2018 and CT5 is Cadillac’s best-selling vehicle, globally. As V-Series celebrates a record year, the importance of this option for those customers who value performance and power cannot be overstated.”

Elegant and expressive, the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing design combines striking style with deliberate functionality. For 2025, the sedans have a fresh exterior appearance with a revised front fascia, offering stronger visual cues that further differentiate the CT5-V and the CT5-V Blackwing. The interiors feature aggressive surface lines with a focus on quality, attention to detail, authenticity of materials and impeccable craftsmanship.

Close-up view of 2025 CT5-V Blackwing 6.2L Supercharged V-8 engine.

2025 CT5-V

The 2025 CT5-V is distinguished by a new front-end performance design with a wider, lower appearance, which complements its dramatic fastback profile. Additional features include:

  • Redesigned grille and front fascia with black moldings, rocker extensions and spoiler
  • Redesigned Cadillac stacked signature vertical lighting with LED headlamps with Mondrian pattern etching
  • Walk up and walk away lighting choreography
  • Three new colors: Drift Metallic, Deep Space Metallic, Typhoon Metallic3
  • Lit Cadillac Crest on the back of the 33-inch-diagonal LED display, which welcomes the driver upon approach
  • Quad trapezoid exhaust tips


Front 3/4 view of the 2025 CT5-V Blackwing in Drift Metallic with the sky and mountains in the background.

2025 CT5-V Blackwing

The 2025 CT5-V Blackwing is made bolder by its redesigned grille and front fascia with aero ground effects and front fenders.

Additional features include:

  • Redesigned performance front-end, delivering the ultra-high-performance CT5-V Blackwing is known for
  • Redesigned Cadillac stacked signature vertical lighting with LED headlamps with Mondrian pattern etching
  • Walk up and walk away lighting choreography
  • Three new colors: Drift Metallic, Deep Space Metallic, Typhoon Metallic3
  • Lit Cadillac Crest on the back of the 33-inch-diagonal LED display, which welcomes the driver upon approach
  • Carbon Fiber Packages, including an updated Carbon Fiber Package with splitter
  • Quad trapezoid exhaust tips


Interior view in the 2025 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing showing its 33-inch-diagonal LED color touchscreen display.

New to the 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing is the 33-inch-diagonal LED color touchscreen display – bringing a tech-forward ambience to the interior with a customizable user interface designed to offer a personalized experience. Additional technology features include:

  • An available enhanced in-vehicle Performance Data Recorder, created with input from racing-obsessed GM engineers and designers. The Performance Data Recorder is accessed directly from the display, featuring:
    • Lap Analyzer tool, which provides powerful data analysis functions that were previously only possible in laptop programs, such as custom reference laps, speed trace analysis and direct shortcut to video playback
    • Overhauled user interface and graphics, including new performance analysis features to help drivers maximize their on-track performance
    • Speed Tips tool, which automatically highlights the most significant lap time improvement opportunities, including a sector analysis and side-by-side video playback
    • An automatic summary before a track outing displays the vehicle’s configuration, tire pressures and track data for the driver’s current-standing personal best performance
    • Live data screen in the center stack, which shows lap time details while on-track, including lap delta and gauges designed to assist a driver’s coach seated in the passenger seat, such as friction circle, accel position, brake position
    • Intuitive database of tracks and detailed lap data from past track outings
    • Head-up display, which shows critical lap time details and bold lap delta graphics, providing immediate performance feedback in the driver’s line of sight
    • Access to AliveDrive mobile application for continued performance analysis away from vehicle
  • New Performance in-vehicle app, featuring:
    • Real-time display of power, torque and boost
    • Live dyno graph-style trace of power and torque with interactive analysis
    • Array of performance gauges like g-force, tire temperature, and engine vitals, with full configurability enabling drivers to prioritize their favorite data
  • Super Cruise4 driver assistance technology with new Driver Attention Assist5 (Super Cruise package standard on CT5-V and standard on CT5-V Blackwing with automatic transmission for three years)
  • Google built-in6, including Google Assistant®7, Google Maps8, and Google Play9
  • Refined HVAC controls feature animations for an elevated, interactive experience

OnStar10 is available on the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing, helping to elevate the in-vehicle experience through a variety of available safety, entertainment, convenience, and driver assistance technologies, including Super Cruise.

Continuing in the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing is the same renowned power and performance owners expect, in addition to Cadillac’s ride and handling philosophy of isolated precision — quiet, smooth and effortless with a strong connection to the road for an engaging experience. Additional elements include:

  • 3.0TT 360 horsepower, 405 lb-ft torque with 10-speed automatic transmission (CT5-V)
  • 6.2L Supercharged V-8 668 horsepower, 659 lb-ft torque with 6-speed manual or 10-speed auto (CT5-V Blackwing)
  • Available All-Wheel Drive (CT5-V)
  • Standard Brembo front and rear brakes with V-Series graphic (CT5-V Blackwing)
  • Standard Performance Traction Management (CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing)
  • Standard Launch Control (CT5-V)
  • Standard Custom Launch Control with Line Lock (CT5-V Blackwing)
  • Standard Magnetic Ride Control / Electronic Limited Slip (CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing)
  • Driver Mode Selector

Debut at Rolex 24 At DAYTONA
The 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing will make their public debut at the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. The 2025 CT5-V Blackwing will serve as the Official Safety Car in the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 27–28, 2024. Additionally, the 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing will be available for public viewing in the Cadillac midway display at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 27–28, 2024.

Coming Summer 2024
The 2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing1 will be produced at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility in Michigan11, with production to begin in summer 2024. Additional details and pricing will be announced in the future.

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