The upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale is turning out to be a major event for charities. Weíve already told you about the first new Hummer, the first new Ford Bronco, the first new Mustang Mach 1, and now this newsÖ.a pair of VIN 001 Cadillac Blackhawks will also be on the auction block.
Barrett-Jackson says the newly unveiled 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing will be sold to benefit charity during its Scottsdale Auction that runs March 20-27, 2021. One-hundred percent of the hammer price from both first-production performance sedans will benefit Black Ambition, a PolicyLink non-profit initiative launched by Pharrell Williams that provides a bridge to success for Black and Latina entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare and consumer products/services start-ups.
To date, Barrett-Jackson says itís helped raise more than $127 million for more than 130 local and national charitable organizations.
2022 CT5-V Blackwing VIN 001
The 2022 CT5-V Blackwing VIN 001 is the most powerful Cadillac ever built. Its high-performance 6.2-liter twin-turbocharged, hand-built V8 engine delivers up to 668 horsepower. Plus custom Launch Control with Line Lock delivers a 3.7-second 0 to 60 time. Itís also equipped with a six-speed manual transmission - the last planned manual for General Motors. The high-end interior features carbon-fiber accents and ergonomic performance seats, a fine leather high-performance steering wheel, carbon-fiber trim and a unique serialized plate that has a laser-etched engraving of a portion of the VIN.
2022 CT4-V Blackwing VIN 001
The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing VIN 001 is equipped with a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine good for up to 472 horsepower for a 0 to 60 time of 3.8 seconds. It, too, has a factory 6-speed and is the only sedan in its segment to offer one. Itís equipped with high-performance Brembo brakes and a driver-focused cockpit features high-adrenaline performance and features carbon-fiber accents and ergonomic performance seats.
The winning bidders will own the rights to the first-production 2022 CT5-V Blackwing, VIN 001, and 2022 CT4-V Blackwing, VIN 001.
Barrett-Jackson says Black Ambitionís long-term vision is for inclusive entrepreneurship to be the new normal. The startup non-profit initiative, a PolicyLink project, will be led by an all-star advisory team that includes Grammy Award-winning recording artist, producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Pharrell Williams, with support from The Bridgespan Group, a global nonprofit organization that advises mission-driven organizations, nonprofits, philanthropists and impact investors.
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