Cadillac may be switching its focus to electric vehicles with plans to launch three EVs this year, but the American automaker still knows how to make a sports sedan. The available, but incredibly hard-to-find Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is one of the best sports sedans currently on sale – it might even be one of the best sports sedans ever made. Unfortunately, drivers who want to purchase a 2024 CT5-V Blackwing are looking at spending more than last year.
According to order guide data, the 2024 CT5-V Blackwing is getting a $1,500 price increase. Last year, the sedan started at $93,390 (with destination). For 2024, the high-performance sedan will start at $93,390 for models with the six-speed manual transmission. Shoppers who opt for the 10-speed automatic transmission are looking at spending $98,065, as opposed to $96,565 last year.
The increase for the CT5-V Blackwing is a hefty one, especially when you see that the regular CT5-V has gone up by just $500. While pricing has gone up, the good news is that the CT5-V Blackwing will continue to come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 668 horsepower. It’s also one of the few sedans left in the segment that’s rear-wheel drive only and is offered with a manual transmission. It’s a unicorn and with the change in pricing, it’s priced like one.
The major change that Cadillac made to the CT5-V Blackwing was the introduction of the 20th Anniversary of the V-Series Commemorative content – yes, that’s its full name – as standard equipment. The package includes a 20th Anniversary grille header decal and a unique animation in the instrument cluster. Cadillac has also added a few new exterior colors for the CT5-V Blackwing with Velocity Red, Cyber Yellow Metallic, Coastal Blue Metallic, and Black Diamond Tricoat. We’re not sure if these paint jobs will be extra, but if they are, they should cost $625.
Seeing the CT5-V Blackwing arrive with a higher price tag for 2024 is disheartening, but at this point, we’re just happy to see it return for another model year.
Pictured: 2024 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing (Top), 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing (Middle)