Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges!

March 15th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges!
Cadillac's new performance kings, the V-Series Blackwings, won't have any special badging to differentiate them from the baby Vs, like the CT4-V and the CT5-V.

That news comes from GM Authority, who recently interviewed Cadillac's Blackwing Chief Engineer, Mirza Grebovic. "To us, V-Series is the top name here,” Grebovic said. “The Blackwing is a V-Series car. The Blackwing simply states that we have elevated the performance of the V-Series vehicles. But no, there is no external badging with the Blackwing logo."

Despite the lack of Blackwing specific emblems, the CT4 and CT5 Blackwings have plenty of other exterior cues to stand out from the pack, including unique exterior elements such as detailed primary and secondary grilles, rear spoiler, front splitter, mid-body panels, rear diffuser, fender vents, rocker extensions and more. In addition, both V-Series Blackwing models are available with a functional carbon-fiber aero package that generates a significant reduction in lift, compared to the standard aero package.

Badge or no badge, the Caddie Blackwings are bad boys right off the showroom floor. The CT4-V Blackwing produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, while the CT5-V Blackwing is rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque. The 0-60 mph times are 3.7 seconds and 3.8 seconds, respectively, and the top speeds are 189 mph and over 200 mph. (Source: GM Authority.)

Reservations for the first run of CT4 and CT5 Blackwings are sold out.