July 14, 2024
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Limited Edition Le Monstre Celebrates Le Mans: 2025 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

Cadillac Racing at Le Mans: Honoring the Past, Racing in the Present

Cadillac Racing found success at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with two cars qualifying near the front of the grid. To commemorate their first appearance at Le Mans in 1950, Cadillac has launched two new entries in its Collector Series: the 2025 CT5-V Blackwing Le Monstre and CT4-V Blackwing Petit Pataud.

Note, in 1950, racing legend Briggs Cunningham developed two Cadillac Series 61 coupes to compete at Le Mans. These cars, nicknamed Le Monstre and Petit Pataud, are now honored with the special edition CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing models.

Fast forward to the present, Cadillac designers have created these special edition models to pay homage to Cunningham’s iconic vehicles. The CT5-V Blackwing Le Monstre features a unique design inspired by the original Le Monstre, with a limited production of 101 units. The CT4-V Blackwing Petit Pataud, paying tribute to the original #3 race number, will have only 50 units produced.

These special edition models not only celebrate Cadillac’s racing history but also showcase the brand’s commitment to performance and innovation.


Q: What was the inspiration behind the CT5-V Blackwing Le Monstre and CT4-V Blackwing Petit Pataud?

A: The special edition models pay tribute to Briggs Cunningham’s iconic Cadillac Series 61 coupes that raced at Le Mans in 1950.

Q: How many units of each special edition model will be produced?

A: The CT5-V Blackwing Le Monstre will have a limited production of 101 units, while the CT4-V Blackwing Petit Pataud will have only 50 units produced.


As Cadillac continues to make its mark in the world of endurance racing, these special edition models serve as a reminder of the brand’s rich racing heritage and commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance. With a nod to the past and a focus on the future, Cadillac Racing at Le Mans is a testament to innovation and excellence.

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