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Is the Manual 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Faster Than the Automatic?

Is the Manual 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Faster Than the Automatic?

Is the Manual 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Faster Than the Automatic?

Supercharged RWD sedans with manual transmissions are unicorns these days, but at least one hasn’t hung up its horn. The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the brand’s last non-electric high-performance car, but it’s going out with a bang and a shifter. But as fast as the manual big Cadillac Blackwing is, it can’t be faster than the automatic one, right? Well, don’t be so sure.

On paper, the automatic 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is faster than the manual

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing rear 3/4 | Cadillac
2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Engine 6.2-liter supercharged V8
Horsepower 668 hp
Torque 659 lb-ft
Transmissions Six-speed manual
10-speed automatic
Curb weight 4123 lbs (manual)
4142 lbs (automatic)
0-60 mph time 3.6 seconds (manual)
3.4 seconds (automatic)

As Porsche owners with PDKs will tell you, modern automatic cars are usually faster than manual ones. And in theory, that’s also the case with the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. If you spend $3175 extra, you can swap its standard six-speed manual for a 10-speed automatic. That does mean you can’t shift a truly special manual. But on the plus side, Cadillac says it shaves 0.2 seconds off the CT5-V Blackwing’s 0-60 time.