The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing offers two optional carbon fiber packages – Carbon Fiber Package 1 (CFZ production code) and Carbon Fiber Package 2 (CFV production code). We take an in-depth look at the components included in each of the two Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Carbon Fiber packages, along with pricing info.
Carbon Fiber Package 1 – $4,100
- Front divider
- Front wheel well deflector
- Submarine front
- Extra rear aero spoiler
Carbon Fiber Package 2 – $5,230
- Carbon Fiber Package Contents 1
- Rocker mold
- Rocker extension
- Rear mosquito net diffuser
It should be reiterated that the Carbon Fiber Package 2 on the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing cannot be ordered without the Carbon Fiber Package 1, meaning the total cost is $9,330 for those looking to maximize the goodness of carbon fiber.
Let’s compare what visual impact the standard package and the two optional packages have on a vehicle.
While the carbon fiber component can be seen as a cosmetic upgrade, the performance aspect is just as important. According to Cadillac, the wind tunnel tested carbon fiber package can reduce lift by up to 75 percent compared to the standard aero model.
The improvements offered by the carbon fiber package build on the aerodynamic improvements made to the CT4-V Blackwing over its indirect predecessor, the third-generation ATS-V. For example, intake airflow is increased by 46 percent on the Blackwing CT4-V compared to the ATS-V. Other aerodynamic improvements include:
- New main mesh grille design that improves airflow over the previous generation.
- The mesh pattern is refined to include a secondary reed that affects the return angle, directing airflow to the main radiator, cooling ducts and airflow.
- The larger secondary grille directs airflow to the additional payload cooler, while the smaller front lower grille reduces pressure while delivering airflow to the brake cooling ducts.
- Front splitter that reduces lift to help keep the car stable when cornering at higher speeds.
- The rear spoiler balances the effect of the front splitter to help maintain rear wheel traction at higher speeds.
- The center body panel improves the aerodynamics of the underbody.
- The underbody panel is designed with airflow duct strake dubbed “underwing” which supports the aero efficiency and trajectory of the car.
- Rear valence rocker and diffuser extensions eliminate air turbulence and continue the down-to-earth look created by the front splitter.
As a reminder, the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing makes its official debut on February 1stst, 2021 via online streaming. This model is powered by a Cadillac twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine (production code LF4) that produces 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a ten-speed automatic is optional.
The first 250 orders of the CT4-V Blackwing, considered a Collector’s Edition model, sold out in just a few minutes. Deliveries of the ultra-high-performance luxury sedan begin production in July 2021, and more models are currently being produced at the Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.
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