2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions Honor U.S. Racetracks

2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing  – Cadillac recently announced its Project GTP Hypercar, which will be competing for the IMSA Sportscar Championship starting at the 24 Hours of Daytona, fighting with a myriad of new endurance racers drawn from a wide range of manufacturers-backed teams. However, Cadillac has been racing and achieving success in IMSA by launching its Cadillac DPi-V.R in 2017 having won 28 races and 84 podiums in numerous entries across 59 races. To commemorate the company’s IMSA accomplishments, Cadillac is launching the 2023 CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition, with three distinct versions that pay tribute to a distinct American road track which is an integral part of the IMSA schedule. It’s Sebring IMSA Edition celebrates the Twelve Hours of Sebring in Florida — which Cadillac took home in 2021 and 2022. It is adorned with an edgy Maverick Noir Frost paint job which was selected because the race finishes in the dark of night. The dark color is coupled by Tech Bronze brake calipers and interior accents made of the form of Signet as well as Sky Cool Gray.

2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions
2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions

2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions Review

This Watkins Glen IMSA Edition has the same interior trim. However, it is finished with Electric Blue paint with Royal Blue brakes that call to mind the blue guardrails that define the boundary of the famous track. Road Atlanta IMSA Edition Road Atlanta IMSA Edition meanwhile has the Rift metallic paint scheme that is said to evoke Road Atlanta’s “overall elevated environment of Road Atlanta” and “the sophistication of the city.” The interior is available in either Adrenaline red or Sky Cool Gray accents, and the exterior comes with Edge Red brakes, Radiant Red mirrors on the side, along with a red stripe that runs along the side skirts made of carbon.

2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions Interior
2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions Interior

In addition to specific colors Along with special colors, in addition to special colors, Track Editions add the CT4’s two carbon fiber packages as standard, along with the carbon-fiber front seats. The standard six-speed manual transmission or the optional 10-speed automated gearbox will be offered as well as manual cars getting a 3D-printed medallion that is placed at the top of the gear knob. Plaques on the B-pillar as well as on the lower part of the wheel have an engraved serial number and prove its authenticity. Track Edition and a sill plate retell Cadillac’s racing victories at every circuit. The cars also have the IMSA design on front splitters as well as rear spoiler, a checkered pattern on the hood as well as the doors, as well as an outline decal of track lines for each track that is placed on the back quarter glass.

2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Release Date & Price

Only 99 copies of the Track Edition will be built. Manufacturing for this edition of the Watkins Glen version will run between October and December with the production for the Sebring edition beginning on January 2023 as well as that of the Road Atlanta variant being built from February through March next year. The word on the table isn’t yet clear about the price, however, we anticipate seeing a significant increase over the CT4-V Blackwing price, which is $60,390. At the time of writing, Cadillac hasn’t released official specs for the Track Editions. However, the preview image and Cadillac’s other teasers show some things.

Specs

The first thing to note is that firstly, the Track Editions wear carbon-fiber front splitters as well as rear spoilers. They appear to be similar to those found in The CT4 V Blackwing’s Carbon Fiber 1 and 2 packages. Furthermore, the splitters are adorned with IMSA decals as well being striped on the doors and hoods. Additionally, each model track’s name is displayed in decal form on the back side window. Since Cadillac states that its Track Editions offer “unique interior packages, colors, and graphics,” they most likely don’t differ mechanically from normal CT4-V Blackwings. In this sense, the packages are a bit similar to those offered by the Cadillac version of the 2022 Corvette IMSA GTLM Championship Edition.

2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions Price
2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions Price

However, it’s not as if a Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing isn’t fast. The 472-hp RWD sports car was able to go from 0-60 at a speed of 4.0 seconds using the Car and Driver’s hands and that’s just with an electric stick. Motor1’s automated tester reached 60 miles per hour within 3.9 seconds. The CT5-V Blackwing is faster than the CT5-V however, the CT4-V is lighter and more flexible. There’s something people might think Cadillac offers on the Track Edition cars, though. While the Blackwings were in the shadows, Cadillac claimed they would have wheels made of magnesium that were lightweight. The wheels aren’t yet accessible two years after. It’s difficult to imagine a better way to announce them than those that highlight the track’s performance.

Future

At the time of writing, Cadillac hasn’t revealed how many CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions it will make. The preview images of the brand but, they declare their availability to be “extremely limited.” We have information on when you will be able to wait in line to purchase one. Cadillac states that it will open the Track Edition order books will start on August 1st, 2022. Then, shortly after the company will unveil these exclusive sports sedans’ complete specs.