The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing delivers 200-mph top speed, coma-inducing acceleration, and commensurate handling prowess. But, amazingly, it also offers pleasant ride quality. The CT5-V Blackwing is the most powerful production Cadillac in the brand’s long history. Not only will it top 200 mph, but it will also rocket from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a scant 3.4 seconds. Hold onto your synapses!
For perspective consider this — the 1984 Ferrari Testarossa, one of the most highly regarded exoticars of all time, had a top speed of just over 185 mph and took 5.0 seconds to reach 60 mph. So Cadillac has assembled an amazing car, but is the brand getting the credit it deserves?
In this episode of America on the Road Host Jack Nerad will review the CT5-V Blackwing and explore that question and others regarding this incredibly capable 4-door sedan.
We will also take a look at another performance car with more modest credentials and a much more accessible price. Co-host Chris Teague will road test the 2022 Hyundai Elantra N Line. Is it fast? How well do his daughters fit in the back seat? He will cover all that and more in America on the Road’s vehicle test segment.
Our special guest this week is Melinda Godec, Volkswagen product planner. She and Host Jack Nerad will discuss the heavily revised 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, the brand’s most popular model. Nerad got a chance to drive the new Tiguan at a recent Southern California-based event.
In the news, electric vehicles will get serious coverage this week. These days most global carmakers are heavily promoting electric vehicles as a solution to climate change. But a major car company just said that EVs aren’t for everyone. We’ll tell you which company that is explore why they said that in this episode.
Meanwhile Canada is none too happy about new proposed U.S. tax credits on EVs that some new legislation would institute, and some car dealers aren’t either. We’ll tell you about the special-interest deal hidden in the proposed tax credits in this episode of America on the Road brought to you by Mercury Insurance and Driving Today.com.