Cadillac CT4 and CT5 performance V cars spied testing
Wits slight styling revisions, these new Cadilac's will benefit from improved handling and a revised drivetrain setup
Earlier this Year Cadillac teased their high-performance V-Line of cars, these new vehicles are set to upstage the frankly underwhelming CT4-V and CT5-V of old, these new spy shots give us a closer look at the Detroit-based automaker's latest attempt at a fast sedan.
Unsurprisingly, not much has changed in the styling department, with both models receiving broadly similar upgrades. The two new cars get deeper chin spoilers and significantly lowered side skirts. Other slight changes include a slated lower-grille opening. However, Cadillac have elected to leave the headlights, centre grille and hood alone, to keep familiarity amongst their entire range of vehicles. At the back not much has changed as well, with the only slight changes being a significantly taller spoiler and a revised tailpipe design.
Cadillac haven't said much of anything when it comes to the performance specifications of the hotter CT4 and CT5 models, other than the obvious, which is that they'll definitely be faster than the current V models.
Happily, however, we do know that these new hotter Cadillacs will be fitted with a V8 engine. While the spy shots cannot tell us which exact V8 it'll be, there's a decent chance of it being the now legendary Blackwing twin-turbo V8 that is currently available in the CT6-V and CT6 models. This engine packs a pretty decent punch, at 550 horsepower and just over 640 pound-feet of torque it is certainly one of the most powerful Cadillac engines ever built.
The engine will likely be mated to GM's 10-speed automatic transmission, and power is rumored to be sent to a newly-revised four-wheel drive system. Something which will definitely aid in planting all of that power down onto the road.