Barrett-Jackson to auction first Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, CT4-V Blackwing for charity
Barrett-Jackson has already announced that they will auction off the first Ford Bronco 2-Door and Mustang Mach 1 during their Scottsdale, Arizona auction in March. Now, it has been confirmed that two other hot commodities, VIN 001 of the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing, will also cross the block during the event.
One-hundred percent of the hammer price from both first-production performance sedans will benefit Black Ambition, a PolicyLink non-profit initiative launched by Pharrell Williams that is described in a release by Barrett-Jackson as providing "a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare and consumer products/services start-ups".
The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing (Lot #3002) and CT4-V Blackwing (Lot #3001) were introduced earlier this year. They represent the pinnacle of performance for the Cadillac brand and will be made in limited edition quantities with a premium price tag.
The first CT5-V Blackwing off the line features a twin-turbocharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood. It reaches 668 horsepower and has a zero to 60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. Cadillac has given this model a six-speed manual transmission - the last planned manual transmission for General Motors.
Its little brother, the CT4-V Blackwing, has a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 that is capable of producing 472 horsepower and getting from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
"The Cadillac CT5-V and CT4-V Blackwings have seen tremendous attention since their introduction just days ago," said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson.
"These modern luxury performance sedans combine Cadillac's most powerful engines ever built with a spectacular suspension to set a new standard for comfort and performance. As the last in a line of Cadillacs with a factory 6-speed manual transmission, these two first-production vehicles are destined to be coveted collector cars for generations to come. It is an honor that GM chose to auction these performance sedans as part of the largest docket of VIN 001 and first production vehicles ever offered during one auction."
The winning bidders will own the rights to the first-production 2022 CT5-V Blackwing, VIN 001, and 2022 CT-V Blackwing, VIN 001.
The sale of the Caddies will occur during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 20-27, 2021.