What Does Cadillac Blackwing Mean?

2022 CT5-V Blackwing Red

Auto enthusiasts around the world have celebrated the Blackwing Cadillac for its phenomenal design and performance, but what does Cadillac Blackwing mean? The Cadillac Blackwing name signifies the high-performance lineup with top-of-the-line engineering and craftsmanship. The name “Blackwing,” inspired from the black birds of the original Cadillac crest, was given to the brand’s groundbreaking 4.2L twin-turbo V8 engine. Over time, the Blackwing name has spread to the entire lineup of V-Series variants – including the CT5-V Blackwing and the CT4-V Blackwing. Find out why this lineup stands the test of time and how you can take home a Blackwing in Hamburg!

V-Series Blackwing Performance

Now you know, “What does Cadillac Blackwing mean?” Let’s talk about what the latest Blackwing Cadillac models can do on the East Aurora and West Seneca roads. The latest V-Series models continue to raise the bar on automotive performance, including highlights like 12-inch diagonal HD configurable instrument cluster and Performance Data Recorder 2.0. Check out the specs of the most recent models:

CT4-V Blackwing

  • Acceleration: 3.9 seconds (automatic) 0-60 mph
  • Top speed: 189 mph
  • Quarter Mile Time: 12.14 @ 117 mph

CT5-V Blackwing

  • Acceleration: 3.4 seconds (automatic) 0-60 mph
  • Top speed: 200+ mph
  • Quarter Mile Time: 11.30 @ 129 mph

Blackwing Cadillac Legacy

Dubbed “a triumph of American engineering” by Will Sable Courtney of Gear Patrol, the Cadillac Blackwing lineup shows no signs of slowing down. The newest Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing boasts jaw-dropping specs to the tune of 668 horsepower, but it combines past with present by utilizing the classic rear-wheel drive and good old-fashioned stick shift. The result is a world-class ride that merges classic design with modern technology, and a performance that is “almost beyond compare.”

Experience the Cadillac Lineup at Robert Basil Cadillac

Want to experience the best of the modern Cadillac? Visit Robert Basil Cadillac in Orchard Park to check out our new Cadillac inventory up close and take a test drive in the model of your choice. If you want to take the next steps, you can apply for financing at any time to get your paperwork out of the way or check out our section on car buying tips to help guide you through the shopping process with ease.


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