2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing gains carbon fiber seat backs, promises other innovations

Cadillac has been carefully teasing the world with various aspects of the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing while the company is putting the final touches on the potent performance sedan. The company is at it again, and has used this latest teaser to confirm that the Blackwing will feature carbon fiber front seat backs.


While we have seen carbon fiber materials on other performance sedans, it’s not very often that we see it on a domestic offering. We suspect that the material will ultimately be an optional extra on the Blackwing, but the thrones stand out thanks to a book matched weave design, as well as a laser etched “V-Series” logo. In a rather interesting statement, Cadillac revealed that the seats will also boast “other customer-centric innovations and features” but stopped short of revealing any further details. Instead the brand will spill the beans closer to the car’s official on sale date. In the meantime, it’s known that splashes of carbon fiber will be used elsewhere in the cabin, including the lower spoke of the steering wheel which was revealed in a previous teaser image.

Other than what Cadillac has chosen to release in its stream of teaser images, not much is known about what exactly the Blackwing will bring to the table. A steady stream of rumors has pointed at certain aspects of the car, but it’s not known whether they bear any validity or not. It’s widely accepted however that contrary to the Blackwing moniker, the CT5 and CT4 Blackwings will not use the namesake 4.2 liter V8, and could instead use an updated version of the 6.2 liter V8 that powered the axed CTS-V sedan.


All of these questions will indeed be answered when the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing eventually makes its global debut. Cadillac has not formally revealed when it plans to unveil the Blackwing, but with separate rumors pointing to the model going on sale in the summer of 2021, it might not be long before we see the veil come off on Cadillac’s answer to the best that Germany has to offer. In the meantime, buyers can still take delight in the muscle generated by the CT5’s optional 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6.