Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing lap time at Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014)

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2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing finished a lap of Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014) in 2 minutes and 49.5 seconds.

Track Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (post 01/2014)
Type flying start
Vehicle Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Power / weight 677 ps / 1850 kg
Time 2:49.500
Average speed 144 kph (89 mph)
Submitted 9 months ago by Hoppelmoppel123
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Reference:   Cadillac - CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing at VIR Grand Course

Corvette Stingray2:48.99-0.5
AMG GT 63 S2:49.30-0.2
Nissan GT-R Nismo2:49.40-0.1
CT5-V Blackwing2:49.40-0.1
CT5-V Blackwing2:49.50
SRT Viper TA2:49.90+0.4
Chevrolet Camaro ZL12:50.10+0.6
Honda NSX (Mk II)2:50.20+0.7
BMW M5 CS2:50.30+0.8
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DodgeHEMI426  9m ago

What an amazing saloon - ultra-fast with old-school RWD and optionally even a manual trans. To me, this is the pinnacle of sedan performance - slap some semi slicks on it and it'll hurt some serious feelings on that lap time list.

 

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196ss  9m ago

The result is certainly impressive.
But if we compare this time with the Lightning Lap tests from C&D, we should keep in mind that the factory laptimes are usually much faster.
For example, for Chevrolet, the difference is usually 3-5 seconds.


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DodgeHEMI426  9m ago @196ss

That is obviously true (I only see it now that these are manufacturer lap times) although I don't think the times seem to be TOO good. C&D managed a 2:56.8 with the old CTS-V and a 2:50.1 with the somewhat comparable Camaro ZL1. So with the newer tires and everything I suppose also C&D might get close to these times. Maybe we'll find out in the future.


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196ss  9m ago @DodgeHEMI426

Yes, I think C&D will definitely test it here too.


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196ss  7m ago @DodgeHEMI426

You were right!
C&D even bettered that time:

https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a38966108/2022-cadillac-ct5-v-blackwing-lightning-lap/