The Cadillac CT5-V might have disappointed some when it made its debut two years ago. Donning a V-badge and absent a supercharged V8, many didn’t see how the car would replace the over-the-top CTS-V in their driveway. And yet now, with the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing finally available, the standard CT5-V starts to shine as a legitimate V-Sport replacement. Its used a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 to make 360 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. That V6 is mated to a 10-speed automatic which feeds either the rear wheels or an all-wheel-drive system. An electronic limited-slip diff at the rear helps manage traction, and the magnetic ride control works to keep the tires on the pavement.
On this episode of Quick Spin, Patrick Carone puts the latest CT5-V through its paces after walking you around the car. He lets you ride shotgun while he reviews the car and shares his thoughts and experiences. Between the live review and the walkaround, Carone expands on his thoughts on the CT5-V with host Wesley Wren. The pair also discuss where this CT5-V sits in the market. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the 2021 CT5-V special.
Tune in below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever podcasts are played.
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