The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing may look like a one-off, crazy, Final Edition sport sedan effort from Cadillac, but it’s not going away regardless. As these spy shots indicate, Cadillac has some updates in store for the fire-breathing supercharged V8-powered four-door.
The most notable updates to the Caddy are seen up front in a coat of camouflage. The lower front bumper picks up some rather angular and aggressive-looking bits, deviating from the happy, clean-cut look of the current car. There are also new venting and a pair of new headlight modules above the grille apparatus. Instead of the sideways-oriented headlights of the current car, this Blackwing features vertically-stacked units to match the vertical Daytime Running Light (DRL). You’ll notice that the DRL is now seamless as it runs from top to bottom instead of the segmented DRL on the current car (bottom comparison) which is broken by a narrow piece of the painted bumper.
There really isn’t much going on at the back or sides of the CT5-V Blackwing that we can see here in the pictures. Small patches of camo cover all of Cadillac’s badging, and we suspect this updated model will carry the same Blackwing badges that Cadillac revealed a while back for the current model year Blackwings.
We can’t see what’s going on inside the sedan, but it’s rumored that Cadillac will update the car with a bigger screen as seen in the refreshed XT4. The CT5-V Blackwing already uses a fully digital instrument cluster and sizable infotainment touchscreen, but will be brought in line with the brand’s latest interior styling, with the seamless screen look seen on other Cadillac models.
Cadillac hasn’t spoken publicly about this update, but there’s a good chance we’ll see one starting as early as the 2024 model year.