Cadillac V-Series Blackwing to Get Magnesium Wheels

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The existing wheel.

One of the longstanding weaknesses of OE engineering and marketing led to a thriving aftermarket wheel and tire business. Cadillac was among the front-runners ignoring wheels – notably chrome – as its customers customized their rides.

Well, Cadillac has released one of the first uncamouflaged exterior images of its V-Series Blackwing vehicles, or rather the cars’ exclusive magnesium wheels. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be the only GM products to offer magnesium wheels soon. The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will be available starting summer 2021.

Marketing says the wheel was Inspired by the championship-winning Cadillac DPi-V.R race car. Naturally, the wheels are optional and in theory – no performance data were released – will help reduce the unsprung weight of the vehicle, improving ride and handling.

Ken Zino of on Cadillac 2020 V-Series Magnesium Wheel

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CT4V and CT5V are built on Cadillac’s rear-wheel-drive Alpha architecture, with the V-Series models developed to deliver in marketing babble a  “blend of performance, presence and road-going refinement.”

Both share the latest standard V-Series performance technologies, including Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, which is tuned specifically for V models to improve comfort without losing performance-oriented responsiveness, and drive modes that include new V-Mode personalization. Each model is available in RWD or AWD and features a 10-speed automatic transmission, Brembo front brakes with eBoost electronic assist and a limited-slip rear differential on CT4-V and electronic limited-slip differential on CT5-V.

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About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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