In 1902, Henry LeLand wanted to make his own car company. And furthermore, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit, was honored in the founding of Cadillac. Six years later, Cadillac broke ground in the automotive industry by laying down the foundation for modern mass production and interchangeable parts for cars. From then on, Cadillac would be well-known as the first American Car to take home the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England. This comes hot on the heels of their new slogan “Standard of The World.”
120 years later, Cadillac is still reinventing the wheel, literally.
Can you imagine which vehicle it is that they’re choosing to celebrate with? Yes, you guessed it! The 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. 120th Anniversary Edition. Through this festivity, the carmaker is building 120 units. One of the very first had been sold for a quarter of a million, at $250,000, from a big Barrett-Jackson auction.
Every individual car of the 120 units will display a specific and special vehicle identification number. These VINs will include a year from 1902 to 2022 within it’s digits. Another aspect of the 120th anniversary release is seen with the specific interior trims of a unique style.
For instance, you can tell that there are call-outs from between the bottom spokes of the steering wheel to the tops of the shifter of cars, themselves equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission. Each unit has included a certificate of authenticity as well as a trip to the Spring Mountain V-Performance Academy driving school. In which case there lies a wonderful chance to test the rear-wheel-drive sedan’s 668-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The 2022 model comes in at $84,940, holding back about $165,000 less than the 2023 anniversary model. Cadillac assures that there has been plenty of money donated from the sale straight to the SAE Foundation, which looks to benefit STEM education.
What else is there to say about the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing?
Going from zero to 60 miles per hour is no easy feat, but certainly one that can be done in about 3.6 seconds. The development for this CT5-V Blackwing shows that it is ranked at 335 horsepower and 400 lb.-feet. Quite the development that is way more inexpensive than the previous incarnation. And one should be ever so lucky to see the Blackwing car with an interior utilizing micro-fiber interior and an Atmosphere Amazing Grey color.