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"Cadillac's Exclusive CT5-V Blackwing: 20 Years of Luxury"

Published May 17, 2024 at 12:54
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Celebrating 20 years of its V-series, Cadillac introduces the 2024 CT5-V Blackwing 20th Anniversary Edition, a testament to luxury and performance, limited to just 21 meticulously crafted units. These special editions are being assembled at GM's Artisan Innovation Center, where a dedicated team of six to eight craftspeople brings each customer's vision to life, reflecting both the artistry and personalization that Cadillac patrons cherish.

"Each of these cars is a piece of art," declared Karsten Garbe, plant director, highlighting the detailed assembly process which includes hand-torqued fasteners and a UV ink marking only visible under black light to maintain the vehicle's pristine aesthetics. The bodies start in basic black and undergo rigorous inspections and enhancements, including a final paint in one of over 20 exclusive colors chosen by the client, showcasing the customization that defines these collector's items.

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Exclusivity in Every Detail


The heart of each CT5-V Blackwing 20th Anniversary Edition is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, delivering 668 horsepower, available with either a 10-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. About 60 percent of buyers opt for the manual, a choice that resonates with traditional driving enthusiasts. The interiors are equally bespoke, with options for different color schemes and materials, ensuring no two vehicles are alike.

Personalization at Its Peak

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Cadillac's concierge team engages with customers to finalize every detail, from paint color to interior trim, making each creation uniquely tailored. The process might include back and forth exchanges of paint samples and fabric swatches, ensuring every aspect of the vehicle meets the owner's exact specifications. Each car also features a "1 of 21" sill plate, a unique shifter emblem, and a B-pillar plaque, adding to its exclusivity.

A Community of Enthusiasts

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These vehicles aren't just sold; they're granted to a select group of Cadillac enthusiasts through a careful selection process that begins at the dealership level. This approach ensures that each of the 21 cars goes to a home where it will be appreciated and valued, not merely flipped for profit. "The connection our customers have with these cars is deeply personal," noted Meagan Quinn of Cadillac, who works closely with clients to personalize their vehicles.

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The CT5-V Blackwing 20th Anniversary Edition is more than a car; it's a celebration of 20 years of performance innovation at Cadillac, offering a blend of technology, luxury, and a driving experience that is both exhilarating and uniquely personal. As Cadillac continues to push the boundaries of what a performance car can be, these 21 vehicles stand as a pinnacle of what the brand has achieved and a hint at where it is headed next.

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Source: Motor Trend
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"Cadillac's Exclusive CT5-V Blackwing: 20 Years of Luxury"

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