The 2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing: Elevating Luxury Sport Sedans to New Heights

Front passenger view of the 2025 Cadillac CT5-V in Typhoon Metallic (left) and CT5-V Blackwing in Drift Metallic (right) driving at dusk.

Cadillac has long been synonymous with luxury and performance, and the introduction of the updated 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing models further cements this reputation. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the V-Series, these models showcase the pinnacle of Cadillac’s design, performance, and technology, solidifying their status as leaders in the luxury sport sedan market.

A Fresh Take on Bold American Craftsmanship

The 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing bring an enhanced level of bold American craftsmanship to the road. Both models feature a fresh exterior look with a revised front fascia that emphasizes their aggressive stance and performance capabilities. The redesigned grille and front fascia, complemented by black moldings, rocker extensions, and a spoiler, give the CT5-V a wider, lower appearance that aligns with its dramatic fastback profile. Similarly, the CT5-V Blackwing’s aero ground effects and front fenders underscore its ultra-high-performance identity.

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

Lighting and Color Innovations

Both models boast redesigned Cadillac stacked signature vertical lighting with LED headlamps featuring Mondrian pattern etching, which not only enhances visibility but also adds a touch of sophistication. The innovative walk-up and walk-away lighting choreography further enriches the user experience, creating an inviting atmosphere as the driver approaches or departs from the vehicle. Additionally, three new color options—Drift Metallic, Deep Space Metallic, and Typhoon Metallic—allow owners to personalize their vehicles to their taste.

Cutting-Edge Technology for a Customized Driving Experience

Inside, the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing are equipped with a 33-inch-diagonal LED color touchscreen display, setting a new standard for in-cabin technology. This display not only enhances the cabin’s ambiance but also offers a customizable user interface designed to deliver a personalized experience to every driver.

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

Performance Data Recorder and More

An enhanced in-vehicle Performance Data Recorder, developed with inputs from GM’s racing-obsessed engineers, includes features like a Lap Analyzer and Speed Tips tool, providing powerful data analysis capabilities previously limited to professional settings. This technology is complemented by an array of performance gauges and a new Performance in-vehicle app that displays real-time power, torque, and boost, along with a live dyno graph-style trace.

Unmatched Performance Credentials

The CT5-V is powered by a 3.0TT engine producing 360 horsepower, while the CT5-V Blackwing roars with a 6.2L Supercharged V-8 delivering 668 horsepower. Both models feature advanced driving technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control, Electronic Limited Slip, and standard Performance Traction Management, ensuring they deliver exhilarating performance that is smooth, quiet, and responsive.

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

Public Debut and Availability

The excitement surrounding these models will reach a peak during their public debut at the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, where the CT5-V Blackwing will also serve as the Official Safety Car. Both models will be available for public viewing at the Cadillac midway display, with production set to begin in summer 2024 at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly facility.

The 2025 CT5-V Blackwing will serve as the Official Safety Car in the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 27–28, 2024. (Richard Prince/Cadillac Photo).


With their refreshed design, advanced technology, and robust performance, the 2025 Cadillac CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing are set to offer a luxurious and thrilling driving experience that pushes the boundaries of what sports sedans can be. Whether cruising city streets or commanding the racetrack, these vehicles represent the ultimate expression of Cadillac’s passion for high performance and sophisticated style. Additional details and pricing will be announced soon, promising further to enhance Cadillac’s momentum in the luxury vehicle market.