2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions First Look: IMSA-pressive

Cadillac has a lil’ something extra up its sleeve for the CT4-V Blackwing, its sportiest small sedan (and one of our favorites), and previewed it at this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen IMSA race at Watkins Glen. In a brief Instagram (and identical Twitter) post depicting a garage door opening on an Electric Blue CT4-V Blackwing, Cadillac promised a new 2023 CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition “inspired by #CadillacRacing success at” IMSA.

The 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Edition, besides having an endurance-race-long name, appears to wear several obvious upgrades over a regular CT4-V Blackwing. These are highlighted by aerodynamic canards and a more aggressive splitter that go beyond the pieces included in the Blackwing’s $4,350 Carbon Fiber I and $2,650 Carbon Fiber II packages.

Oh, and it’s actually “Editions,” as in, plural. Watch the Instagram video all the way through, and you’ll see a trio of 2023 CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions. In addition to the blue and black example, there are white-and-red and matte-gray versions. Each car appears to celebrate a different track at which Cadillac Racing has seen racing glory, including Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, and Sebring. We’re guessing the color schemes on each Track Edition references these tracks, as do tiny sticker outlines of their configurations on the Cadillacs’ rear windows, though all three wear “IMSA” stickers on their front spoilers.

So far there is no word on whether the Track Editions upgrade the CT4-V Blackwing’s twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine, which puts out 472 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque in its standard guise, or whether the packages are available with the V’s six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic.

We’ll know more about the 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Track Editions in July, when they make their full debuts, but one thing stands out from the Instagram post: Supplies will be “extremely limited.”

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